Monday, 9 November 2009

Light A Candle

I'm finding these challenges a really great way to get some of my special Christmas cards done as I haven't actually got that far with mine yet. Too much blogging I think!
This card is for the Sophisticat challenge with the theme of ribbon and buttons and was chosen by Cheryl. A great theme too.
As the card has lots of bling in the way of glitter, jewels and sparkle,  I'm also entering it in the Allsorts challenge as the theme this week is bling.

There's quite a lot of bling on this which you can't see that well in the photo so it might look better if you click on the pic to enlarge it.
Ingredients Used:
 Penny Black Candle
 Snowflakes by Art Impressions and Denami
 Embossing powder: Silver and Jewelled Gold
 Embossing ink
 Lavender Sachet Palette ink
 VersaColor ink: Lilac, Orchid
 Glitter glue, jewels, paper flowers and leaves
 Velvet ribbon, flower shaped button
The background paper here was made by sponging the lilac inks on card and then stamping on snowflakes with the Palette ink. Further snowflakes were stamped on with embossing ink and embossed with silver powder. The whole panel was covered with embossing ink and embossed with the translucent jewelled gold.  Gives lots of bling!
The candle was stamped and embossed then coloured with watercolour pencils. Glitter accents were added.


Liz said...

Wow Thats pretty Fliss

Liz xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

What a beautiful candle! That has to be the prettiest I've seen. Not seen that stamp before. Great choice!

Chris xx

Neenie said...

Ooh, Fliss, this is gorgeous! Love the candle and really love the background. You are such a fab stamper!x :)

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Fliss! Love the candle image--very vintage! And such a blingy flower!

Jeanette said...

This is absolutely stunning. The colors are such an unusual mix for the holidays but I love them.
I met a Fliss on RSC...could that be you? By the way, I'm here through Dezinaworld. I so glad that I visited your beautiful blog.

brenda said...

Hello Fliss

Very elegant card and love the colours. As you say, challenges are a great way to get some of those specialcards made.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card wonderful bling
thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Gro said...

Great card for our bling challenge - Thank you for joining us at Allsorts

Jules said...

Hi Fliss

Lovely card - very elegant.

The image and your colour choices are gorgeous.

Thank you for joining in my challenge with Allsorts - I hope you enjoyed it.

Love Jules xx