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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Candle glow by Brenda

Good morning Peeps, Brenda here with some Christmas shares from Lesley's July Hochanda shows.

For my first card I used the candle image from the new Christmas Circles stamp set, stamped onto linen cardstock and coloured in with Koh-i-Noor paints and some watered down Distress Ink washed around the edges and a little glitter added to the glow of the flames. A die cut frame placed over the image using foam pads to raise it before matting and layering onto red and white cardstock.

As I had some inchies on my desk from another project I thought I would use them for this card. I started by using two of the worker stamps from Christmas Garden and stamping with Versafine Clair. I inked the inchies with the same inks and then stamped the image from the new Tomte stamp set using Nocturne Versafine Clair and when dry added three layers of UTEE heat embossing each layer to build up a glazes finish. The sentiment is from Christmas Circles.

And this is the beautiful Christmas Garden, a new stamp with so much detail. The background is Brushos and the image stamped with Versafine Black and heat embossed with detail clear EP and the colour bleached out of some elements and a little white gel pen added to bring out detail.

Thanks as always for your visit and I hope I have inspired you to pop over the the website and take a closer look at the new stamps.


  1. What amazing cards Brenda, beautifully designed and coloured. I love the tiled effect on the Tomte card, so creative, Kate x

  2. Beautiful cards Brenda, all three such great designs and such pretty colours too. The first is so elegant, and I love the strong colours and the shine of the tiles on the second, and the background on the last really complements the large design. Needless to say these new images are fabulous and so versatile to use as you have shown here. x

  3. Great inspiration from those beautiful cards.

  4. Awwww... Fabulous samples and techniques! Love all the three cards and the glaze effect on the tiles of the second one makes me blow up!!Such amazing look!!! Love also so much the first one, very elegant and Christmassy!! And the Brushos background of the last one makes the stamp pop out!!


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