Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Easel candle card

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Hi all, I know you would all have your Chrissy cards out by now but i wanted to quickly show you one last idea I have been playing with in between getting our Christmas plans ready. Its also my hubby's Birthday today so I've made a pavlova for dinner tonight and just about to get some home made pizza dough ready too ..... He's been watching movies all day and just relaxing after we all jumped on him for brecky in bed with his presents this morning :) fun times
I call this an Easel candle card and it can be given as a small gift. I used the battery powered safe candles and coloured the flame yellow with a permanent marker to give a yellow glow to match in with the gold theme. I used my new poinsettia die set from spellbinders to create the hole in the card front and the different size flowers decorated the card front plus the stopper to keep the card standing but you could try any die shape.... a heart for Valentines would be great! The card stock was a shimmery type and I used half an A4 sheet for the card and a quarter of an A4 for the base, scored at 1/2" and taped to the main card. This will then create a three fold card (video explains more) I used mulberry paper to glue over the cutout and the candle shone through this nicely. See below pics of the different angles and with the candle on.

Got heaps of Christmas stuff to still do so I'm out of here and you can sit back and watch the video ...enjoy this last thought as you begin your new year.
Blessings to you

and a last thought

“...But one thing I do: Forgetting what is

behind and straining toward what is ahead”
(Philippians 3:13, NIV)


Viv said...

Great tute Valita! Thanks for all the inspiration and techniques you've given us over the last year.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Viv x

eiyiyi said...

As always your tutorial is perfect and your project is inspired. Merry Christmas to you and your family and happy birthday to your husband. May the coming year bring nothing but joy to you and yours. Thanks for always sharing your talent. hugs, eileen

Holly said...

It's so pretty and so creative Valita! Have a merry Christmas!

Whimcees said...


Beautiful card - I love this concept of a candle card! Thank you for the great video and for sharing your creations throughout this past year! I love your blog and the inspiration that you give with your projects!

Wishing you a most happy Christmas with your family and the best of everything in the coming year!


Barbara Diane

Archana said...

WOW! What a great Technique. You always something different and unique and always thanks for sharing.

Wies said...

What a great idea Valita. Thanks for the tutorial.

Greetings, Wies

BeverlyBL said...

Wow! That's a pretty one. Thanks for the video. Love your work.

paddie said...

All your cards are beautiful Valita so what I want to say is Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a great New Year..
Thank you for all your beautiful work that you do the year round.


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Virginia Wingo said...

I never get tired of watching your videos. This last minute Christmas card will be great to present with gifts. Like you mentioned, this will be very nice as a Valentine or even a Birthday card. Thanks again for sharing all these wonderful ideas.

amazonmother said...

WOW- this is awesome! TGS Valita. THe mind reels with the possibilities of other back lite projects!