Thursday, September 29, 2011

Candle Light

Hello, it's Bridget here - I love the warm, cozy glow that a candle brings, especially on the darker fall and winter evenings! This candle is from the set Christmas Light which was designed by Dina Kowal, and it was Dina herself who suggested to me the idea of covering the holly and berries with flowers so that it could be used any time of the year. I thought it was a great idea and ended up actually cutting the holly away and adding a sheer bow and rose.  However, if you chose not to cut the candle out and left just the tips of the holly leaves showing, they would look like any other type of leaf!  If you like being able to pop the candle up with dimensionals, the best part is that you don't have to fussy cut the candle like I have, because Sweet and Sassy have a Christmas Light Candle Die to make it easy on you!  I also used the background stamp Light of Christmas, covering only a part of the stamp with ink to give an uneven edge to the script. 
I inked only the last four lines of the sentiment and left out the line which says "This Christmas".
I distressed all the edges, colored the candle with copics, and added Stickles to the candle flame for a bit of sparkle. 
I hope you've enjoyed this variation on using these wonderful Christmas sets! 
Other supplies include:
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mabel dp
SU Early Espresso cardstock
Champagne pearls
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Small
Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap ink
SU Soft Suede ink
Recollections flower
Organza ribbon
Stickles

7 comments:

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, Bridget! Love how you showed the versatility of this beautiful stamp set! Now we can use this lovely set all year long!

Dina K. said...

Bridget, you completely read my mind in every element of this card - using the script stamp as an all-purpose stamp, the partial sentiment without the first line for use year-round, and the candle with the flower added to cover the holly. This is PERFECT! YAY!!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

beautiful card

Chelsea said...

Love these colors together!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and so glad Dina posted this on FB or I might have missed it! Love the way you used this stamp for an occasion other than Christmas!

Harriet Skelly said...

Bridget this is brilliant! Thanks for showing us the possibilities of this set!! And it is gorgeous too!

Janette said...

so very pretty Bridget! I love the inked edges and the colors you chose.