Hello friends! This week I’ve been busy with a Uni assignment, some card orders (a good thing!) and thinking about more Christmas card designs. I made this today then realised that two of the candle flames look like they’re touching the pine leaves! Do you think it matters??
I started by experimenting with a much darker green and fussy cutting the candles:
I quickly abandoned the colour and the scissors and chose Soft Succulent green, which is much lighter, and stamped the 3 candles in the lower right hand corner of the card front:
If you look closely you’ll see I had some challenges covering the candles stamp with the ink – oops!
This stamping platform lets me use 2 different kinds of stamps without removing either from the stamping plate which was perfect for this card 🙂
The candles are a ‘clear’ stamp and the words are a ‘rubber’ stamp. I’ve circled the clear candles stamp which is still in place on one side so I can use it again:
I stamped the sentiment twice in Real Red ink:
I made a mistake on the top one – the paper shifted!
The embossing was done using the Pine Bough Embossing Folder (retired) and the flames were stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz:
I tried the card base using Soft Succulent cardstock:
and Basic White cardstock:
MEANWHILE … the first Christmas card has arrived!
Thanks so much for visiting me today; it’s always lovely to have you here 🙂 If you have any questions please ask and I hope this has given you a little inspiration! Megan xo