Sunday, 13 April 2014

Christmas come early . . . or late!

Good Morning All

Today I'm showing you my attempt of a Christmas card with the little gift of candles added.  I think these were known as tealight candle cards in Blogland?
I made this way before last Christmas (hence my post title, I'm a little late with this!)


I changed the dimensions a little from most tutorials I saw because I wanted the main body of the card to measure 6" x 6".  I had to use A3 cardstock therefore to cut the template from.
I will try to find the tutorial I used and will put the link HERE for anyone who is interested.


The DP is from the Christmas Kraft Notes collection ( I loved this muted blue paper), as is the decoupaged image of those sweet Forever Friends bears.  I've added lots of glitter to it, not sure that my camera has picked that up.
I added faux stitching with a fine liner pen.
The next layer was punched out of a complementary paper with a Martha Stewart Punch around the Page set called Cherish, one of the most useful punch sets I have ever bought.
I mounted the decoupage image on a Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die cut shape, cut in silver mirror card.


A closer look at the decoupaged bears, just too sweet.
The grey polka dot grosgrain ribbon was from The Range and I added some twine and a dazzler rhinestone to it.
The sentiment and little holly embellishment both came from the Kraft Notes collection.

I turned my attention to the inside and repeated the layout of the front minus the image.


And added a pocket to the other side where a little envelope could hold a gift card or pledge gift.
I added more faux stitching with the fine liner pen and made the sentiment look like it has been stitched in place.


I was pleased overall with how this first attempt at a candle card turned out and I will definitely be making more of these in the future.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting today


10 comments:

Sue Bridesmith said...

Very Pretty Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Xx

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous candle card Julie-Ann. Love the soft blues and pretty detailing. I have never made one of these - I must have a go. Hugs, Claire x

Krafty Kows said...

Very cute. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

La Papera Gialla said...

Very cute and clever project!
Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 7 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x

Gertrude said...

Toll gemacht, Gratuliere dir herzlich zum Gesinn bei der deutschland My Bestie Challenge
glg Gertrude

Marlene Atkinson said...

A stunning creation. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week. Marlene DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

A stunning creation. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week. Marlene DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

A stunning creation. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week. Marlene DT

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