Saturday, November 30, 2013

MC Nov/13 - Xmas Candles

Both of these cards are basically a 1 layer card.

Since the flap on the 1st card was smaller than the card I needed to adhere my 1 layer on to it... The 2nd card is layered on to mulberry paper (edge to edge) which is too thin to act as a card base...

I created an eCut file mimicking the Memory Box 3 candle die. One I cut using Sookwang tape and the other just from white cardstock and then enhanced.

I cut the black outline one, below, first, but thought it was just too big (set it aside for later) and resized it and then cut the smaller version, first putting a piece of 6"h Sookwang tape on my white cardstock and cutting at a blade depth of 2 on my Silhouette Cameo machine. That way it only cut through the release paper.

I selectively removed pieces of the release paper and colored with various brands of glitter (Recollections multi set glitter, Ritz micro fine glitter, Distress glitter). Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design "Christmas Cuddler" set) using Versafine Black Onyx and carefully clear embossing it. PS Sookwang tape is not heat stable.

Adhered my glittered piece to make a 7"w x 5" card.

I took the large outline I had set aside and started playing with it and decided to only use part of the eCut. I colored the white cardstock with Distress Stains "Black Soot" dried with my heat gun and then applied Versamark all over and embossed with Black embossing powder, repeated several times to get a really glossy covering.

I adhered a piece of heart inclusion mulberry paper to my 4.25"w x 5.5"h white card, edge to edge. Then adhered my trimmed candles. Used a quickie Glue pen to put a dab of glue in the flame area and sprinkled with Distress yellow glitter.

Stamped the words (Quietfire Design "Textured Word" set) with the black.

Both cards were so quick and easy to do.

Click on either card image to enlarge. Enjoy.

And they fit for these challenges:
Either card:
One Layer Wednesday  OLW#168 Sparkle & Shine
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks  #170 Xmas
Cute Card Thursday  #297 anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  #35 anything goes
Totally Papercrafts  #195 Xmas
2 Sisters Challenge  #172 anything goes

1st Card:
Digi Stamps for Joy  #81 distressing
Delightful Sketches  your favorite embellies (glitter)
Southern Girls Challenge  #83  texture

Black & White card:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge  Xmas for a guy
Crafts 4 Eternity  #152 non tradition Xmas colors or image
Fussy n Fancy  #103 hearts
Sweet Stampin Challenge  black, white + 1 color


Beth Brovold said...

Wow sounds like a lot of work!!! Lots of technique here...and so PRETTY!! Thank you for joining the Fussy and Fancy "Hearts" Challenge!!

Arnhilds Kreative hender said...

Gorgeous card. Arnhild

Corysnana1 said...

Loved reading about your process. You make fussy cutting look easy! Thanks for linking up with us the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
Cathy xx

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very pretty Yogi.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘DISTRESSING’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Karen said...

lovely cards...thanks for playing along with the OLW this week.

Gail said...
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Gail said...

Pretty card for our challenge at Sweet Stampin' of black, white and one color. Thanks for joining us this week and hope to see you again soon! --Gail

Heather said...

Both fabulous cards, what a wonderful image and lovely details!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great cards, nice work with the silhouette, thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week Cindy.

Lori said...

Both are wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is definitely a card with sparkle and shine ... even from the flames on the candles ... amazing! Anita :)

Tamie said...

Fantastic sparkle and love the image! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us for our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Amanda said...

Great cards for Christmas, thanks for joining us at C4E this week

Sandra said...

Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin'

Mooloos down south said...

Thanks for joing in Southern Girls Challenge. Lovely texture filled card