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Sunday, 23 August 2015

By the Candlelight (by Anne)

Hope that you like this traditional styled card. I really love the Christmas Candlelight stamp set, it has fabulous detail and is filled with hours of relaxing colouring possibilities.

  • Stamp the candlelight image onto white card and colour with pencils. Fussy cut around the holly sprigs and use a shaped die to cut the top of the image. Use Distress ink around the top and side edges. 
  • Trim cream pearlescent card to layer onto the card base. Draw ‘distressed’ stripes with an alcohol marker and stamp the image from Texture Fragments at the top with pigment ink. Whilst the ink is still wet, add distress ink over the surface of the card, blending into the edges of the textured area. Dry with a heat gun and add a fine line border with red alcohol pen.
  • Attach the ribbon.  Cut scrap cream card into soft curves and apply to top and bottom edges. Layer onto the card base, then add the topper, die cuts and PVA pearls. Finally use glitter glue on the flowers, along curved border edges and radiating from the candle light.
There is still more inspiration to come using these wonderful stamps, so please come and see us again soon.



  1. So beautiful Anne, loving the layout and colours xx Zoe xx

  2. Lovely card Anne. I know what you mean about the colouring possibilities. Hardest part is choosing a medium to do it with, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Beautiful card Anne, great with all these colors and a beautiful lay-out! xxMiranda

  4. So beautiful. Loving all those layers. Your image is so pretty.

  5. Hi Anne, absolutly gorgeous, I love the traditional look of your card and it's such a beautiful image, fabulous colouring too, Kate x

  6. A very pretty card Anne and love the shaped topper and the texture fragments in the background and the stripes drawn with a pen work really well. I love the extra poinsettias and flourishes too. x

  7. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments x.

  8. A fun card to see; love how you played with all the different colours and shapes!


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