The cards I have been making are a mix of Seasons, Birthday, and anything else I need. So you are going to be seeing a variety in the coming weeks. The one today is a Christmas card that I surprised myself with.
The star of this card is the stamped image. And I am thrilled with how it turned out. The Radiant Light stamp set was one I did not really consider for my list. But something kept drawing me to this image of the candles. I am not an elegant type person, but I simply love this stamp. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends. The color that I feel really helped to make it pop is the touch of Wild Wheat in the greenery and the definition lines on the candles.
The sentiment is from the Radiant Light set as well. And I just realized in looking at the photo that I cut both ends the same angle! LOL!!! I generally try to angle them in opposite directions. Oh well…
The tags for the focal layer are cut from the Merriest Trees Dies. This tag has become a go to for me since I got it. I cut two for this one to add some of the Cherry Cobbler as a shadow look. But this tag is a perfect size for so many of our images. It is a bit wider than most of the other tags we have.
Colors and Paper
The colors for this card came from the colors I used on the stamped image. After finding the plaid piece from the Joyful Designer Series Paper, I added the Wild Wheat layer. This color seems to be like the old River Rock from a few years ago It can look a little metallic when next to a metallic. I think that is a great added bonus. And it pairs perfectly with the Wild Wheat Ribbon.
The card base is Cherry Cobbler, as is the background tag, the berries in the stamped image, and the sentiment. There looks to be two different greens coloring the greenery. But there is only Shaded Spruce. The fir bows are gone over with the Dark Shaded Spruce and the Black lines seems to make it even darker. And the leaves are colored with Light Shaded Spruce. Plus I added in Wild Wheat for a gold touch in the arrangement. The Bling is a single Gold from Festive Pearls.
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