Gold Candles

It’s my pleasure to host this week’s challenge & a big congrats to Mary Beth, the newest Featured Stamper (FS772) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the Christmas theme & color palette, but used different dies, a stencil & turned mine vertical.

My Christmas card started w/ a Green alcohol ink bg I made I don’t even know how long ago. I used a stained glass stencil, but since I only wanted the lines (the stencil fills in the centers), I tacked it down on a piece of white & sponged the metallic gold ink all over it as you’d normally do. Carefully, I lifted the stencil & turned it inked side down on top of my AI bg & used a brayer to go over it. That left me w/ just the lines & I quickly heat embossed it w/ mirror gold powder. The large brushed gold layer was cut w/ a stitched rect die then I die cut it again w/ the candle circle. The flame parts were cut out of 2 different shades of gold, as well as the stitched frame. These were attached on top of the green bg & the greeting was also gold embossed on a narrow dk green strip. The entire candle layer is popped up on a foam layer to give it a little dimension.

so much for stopping by!




Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Snowmen w/ Presents
Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy white, brushed gold, lt gold
Ink: Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Candles, Snowman w/ Presents, Rectangle Stitch,  Stitched Circle frames, dies, mirror gold embossing powder, Slimline Stained Glass stencil, Ranger Alcohol Inks


One Response to Gold Candles

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Julie!!