Hello, Welcome to SSS Diecember 2021 Blog Hop Day 2. For today I made Christmas Candle Cards featuring the new:
Party Candle Die Set
The star of the day is Party Candle wafer dies.
- The die set contans 4 cutting dies. One will cut the candle intricate detail, other a solid candle piece, and the other two will die-cut the candle flame.
- The set is small but for a price under $5 USD this is defo a must-have.
- You can combine Party Candle die set with other supplies in your stash to create fun and beautiful cards for any occasions.
I made Christmas cards but the sky’s the limit. These are 2 variations of the same idea.
Christmas Candle CardS
Here is a list of the parts of the card and die sets used:
- Candles : Party Candle Wafer Dies
- Branches and leaves : Privet Branches , Etched Laurel Leaves , CZ Chunky Tree and Holly die set.
- Pine cones and sprigs : Funky Festive Thinlits Die Set
- Backgrounds : River Damask Embossing Folder , Imperia Plate
The Cardmaking Process
First, I used the Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting Machine to die-cut all the pieces.
I used different cardstock qualities to die-cut different pieces listed below:
- Candles: Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB, CRIMSON GLITTER Cardstock
- Flames: SSS Matte Gold cardstock and Gold Glitter cardstock.
- Leaves and sprigs : Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB
- The Holly leaves, were made using a die from CZ Chunky Tree and Holly die set and Gold Glitter cardstock.
Then, I added colour to the white pieces using SSS Blending Brushes and Distress inks.
Here is a list of the inks used :
- Leaves: Gathered Twigs , Pine Needles and Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks
- Sprigs: Gathered Twigs and Fired Brick Distress Ink.
- For the backgrounds, I used two 4″ x 5-1/4″ inches pieces of SSS Mint Cardstock .
- I embossed one of the pieces using River Damask Embossing Folder and I die cut the other piece using Imperia Plate wafer die.
- Using a SSS Blending Brush, I applied Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink around the edges of the background pieces and I glued them on a top folding C6 card bases.
Foliage and Finisfing touches
- For the foliage arrangments in both cards, I trimmed different sections of the large branch created by Privet Branches wafer die to create shorter parts.
- I also trimmed the sprigs made using dies from the Funky Festive Thinlits Die Set to fit my arrangment.
- Once the cards were assambled , I diluted white acrylic paint with a little bit of water and I splattered the backgrounds.
- I embellished using pearls.
Assembling the cards
To assemble this 3 candle C6 Christmas card:
- I glued a candle on the center of the background panel and I cut a candle in half to make two smaller candles.
- Then, I glued the smaller candles to the sides of the larger candle.
- Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive ( Liquid glue), I glued all the pieces directly over the background panel.
This card is a lot more simple but I used Squares Foam Pad Adhesives to add dimension to the candle and banner to add interest.
The sentiment is preprinted from the Slimline Sentiments Strips pack.
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That’s all for today.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create Christmas candle cards!!
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