This first card features Wishes Come True. I wanted to create a card that made it look like the candles were being blown out and this is the result. I started by randomly stamping my candles in Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, and New Leaf. I added flames to a few of the candles, drew on wicks to the rest with colored pencils, and added the sentiment.
Then I stamped my air swirls using a couple of the decorative swashes from Remember using a glue pad. I sprinkled on a bit of glitter and then burnished the image to make sure the glitter stuck to the glue securely (I used a scrap of paper to protect my fingers from the glitter). I tapped off the excess and matted my focal panel with a piece of Lemon Tart cardstock.
I mounted that piece to an Enchanted Evening card front that had been textured with the Herringbone Impression Plate and given a ribbon/twine treatment. The glittered swirl is subtle, but it shows up well enough to get the point across.
My next Wishes Come True card today shows that this set can go beyond birthdays.
When I was designing this set I wanted to make sure that the images were versatile enough to be used for multiple occasions. I used the solid candle here to create a Hanukkah card, but that's only the beginning. Imagine the Advent, Kwanzaa, and wedding/unity options, just to name a few!
I started by stamping my candles in Spring Rain and Lemon Tart inks. I die cut a scalloped border and adhered that to the lower edge of my focal image. Then, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto a Blueberry Sky card front before texturing that with the Woodgrain Impression Plate.
I adhered my candle panel to the card front with foam adhesive and then finished it off with a bit of glitter on each candle flame.
My final card today pairs a balloon from Balloon Bash with a sentiment from Wishes Come True.
I started by die cutting and stamping my balloon. Next, I pressed the entire die cut into my VersaMark pad until it was good and saturated.
I set that aside while I stamped a Photo Finishers strip with my sentiment and stamped my card front with polka dots. I stitched my balloon string onto my card front before adhering that to a white base. I adhered my sentiment strip into place and mounted my balloon with foam adhesive. I finished the card by embellishing with a small white bow and a handful of clear rhinestones.
Well, that's all for me today. I'll be back with more soon, but in the meantime make sure to check in with Nichole, Ashley, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Melissa, and Melissa for even more inspiration. See you tomorrow!
Blowing Out The Candles Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True, Remember - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; Glue Pad - Tsukineko
Other: Spring Rain Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Herringbone Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Green Apple Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Foam Tape - Scotch
Hanukkah Candles Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True, Menorah Medley - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Lemon Tart Polka Dot Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Small Scalloped Border Die, Woodgrain Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Fine White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts
Glittered Balloon Card
Stamps: Balloon Bash, Wishes Come True, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, True Black - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Balloon Bash Die, Photo Finishers Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Fine Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Small Clear Rhinetstones - Mark Richards; Medium/Large Rhinestones - Darice; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Crochet Thread