Sunday, March 29, 2020

How Many Candles!

Time again for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our next cards. Rita chose the theme of
Christmas Candles.  I had intended to make four cards but having checked with The Doc that the clocks weren't going forward this weekend but in fact found they were I'm a bit pushed for time so two it is.  I have used the same  candle stamp on both cards but the results are a total contrast.

First card.
The stamp is by Marianne Design. 'Clear Stamps Border'. It doesn't say it is a christmas stamp so I suppose it could be used on a Birthday card but here I am classing it as a christmas image.  I stamped in black ink first and coloured the candles in using my Graph'it markers.  As I had positioned in my Misti I was able to put it back in place and re ink over the top with versamark ink  and emboss with silver embossing powder.

 Mounted onto silver card stock and then a Russet Brown that went well with the colours of the candles. The silver sentiment sticker and stars were from my stash.  Simple card but the coloring of all the candles was the time consuming part making sure the colours all complimented each other.

Second card.
I embossed the stamped image using versamark ink and Gold embossing powder.  Mounted onto gold sparkly cardstock and then white card. The sentiment is a gold sparkly sticker from my stash. The edging was actually cut from the top of the sticker sheet. Waste not want not!
It is also time for the Rudolph March Christmas challenge so I am popping this card over to Maureen's to play along .
Entering into the following challenge:
Scraps Of life By Scrappy Mo # March Rudolph challenge.

Hope you are all staying safe and well.

How many candles?   36. Go on count them I know you will.

Hugs 

41 comments:

Suze said...

Two very different looks for the same stamp - both are lovely. Our clocks change next weekend although I wouldn't have minded them changing this weekend as my sleep is all over the place at the moment.

Christine Harrop said...

That's s great stamp and your two cards show its' versatility Mrs A. Two great cards. Christine

brenda said...

What a super stamp and I've taken you word for the number, I think the gold one in particular loos so elegant.

B x

dutchess said...

That’s a great stamp Mrs A...and how different it looks on your two cards,loving the gold version....
17...I just had to count....you knew I wanted to.....xxxxx

Aquarius said...

Two great ways of using the same stamp - both very effective. Someone sneakily changed the clocks here as well - I'd completely forgotten about it!! Not surprising really with all that is going on at present.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Valery Ann, they look so different even though it's the same stamp.

Sue xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. That is a fantastic stamp I love it. I got caught out by the change of time but it doesn't really matter I have nowhere to be. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rainey's Craft Room said...

And I did! :)
Two lovely cards Mrs A, I love how you've created very different looks using the same stamp too.
Stay safe,
Lorraine

Chris said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A! That's a gorgeous stamp and I do love seeing how different the same image can look! ....yes, sadly I did have to count them...
xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and love the embossed candles love the just embossed and uncoloured result on the second card
Carol x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards with the candles. I have the stamp too, so you gave me some wonderful ideas!
xxx Margreet

terrie said...

Well done on both of your candle cards...I can see so many ideas with this stamp but you did fantastic using it.....tfs

cuilliesocks said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery, love them both and the colours on your fist one are fabulous. Very elegant designs, Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 wonderful design cards and those canles are so gorgeous.
Love your colouring of them on the first and what a super idea the gold peel off paper was for you matt on the second.
Great idea and up-cycling waste not want not.
Thank you for joing the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Mrs. A! Your Christmas candle cards are gorgeous! I especially like the elegance of the second card! Beautiful work! Please stay safe and healthy!

Diane said...

What a fun stamp Valery, the embossing really makes them pop. Super cute designs for a holiday or birthday.

Hugs diane

Linda Simpson said...

Two beautiful cards and love the stamp.
Hugs
Linda xxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Valery, two gorgeous cards, love your colouring on the first one, and the simplicity of the gold candles is just beautiful. Great idea to restamp after the colouring, must remember that. Stay safe, Hugs, Shaz X

rachel said...

These are lovely Valery - and they work so well both ways! Stay safe xx

Zoe Tant said...

Love the bright colours and also the simple elegant gold version Valery. Super cards. Keep safe and well hugs Zoe x

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful candle themed cards. Mrs A. You were right on the brief!

I like them both but the bottom one is stunning in it gold and white glory! I never remember to emboss images...I must learn to remember though, as I love the look of it.

scrappymo! said...

Me again. But this time I am wearing my official RD cap.

Love this pretty cards. Wait, I correct that, The first is pretty and the second is stunning. Love the elegance of that second one!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Chriss America Real said...

These cards are gorgeous! I should join a Christmas group so that I could send out handmade Christmas cards.

Hugs,
Chriss

Mac Mable said...

Thank goodness for the Misti ...What faubus cards and the candles look great coloured and left uncoloured x. Vibrant and wonderful first card and an elegant and classy second one x.

Kathleen said...

Yes of course I did and well done you, you are correct. Two lovely creations, so different but both great.
Could lean towards the gold one though.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

18 great candles Valery!! Both beautiful cards and very different. Perfect for birthdays too. Love them both. Hugs, Carol S.xxx

aussie aNNie said...

These are fabulous love the brilliant heat embossing and gorgeous results. I know how pretty your cards are in real life and have kept a few of them received from you...big hugs.xx

Rita said...

Good Morning Valerie. Sorry I'm a bit late. Love those pretty candles and it's lovely you did a second card with the gold embossing. Stay Safe. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandra H said...

These are just gorgeous cards love how you have outlined them give a lovely finish take care and stay safe x

Michelle said...

These are both stunning - the heat embossing looks gorgeous - Michelle x

Brenda in IN said...

Two lovely cards for Christmas. Candles are for every day and any celebration so these are perfect for Christmas cards. The colorful ones are so pretty and the gold and white is elegant.

Elizabeth said...

Two beautiful cards, Valery, proving just how different a stamp can look when given different treatments. xx

Sue said...

What fabulous cards Valery, and as you say they look so different even with the same stamp. I hate it when the clocks go forward, but it is nice to have the extra daylight in the evenings. Take care and have a good week, Sue xx

Julia said...

These are lovely, especially the top colourful one!
Julia xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valero
Two stunning cards”....
We don’t play chess....we have the world tournament here in Gib...we love Scrabble....and Rummikub is a gteat game ....
Keep Safe
Take Care
Sylvie xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery with two very different looks. It's a super stamp

Stay safe!

June

pinky said...

They both look so beautiful and the stamp you have used is just brill. Love the gold and silver embossing. Such a great effect on both Valery.

linda said...

Oh wow, they look so different! I love the first for the colourful candles, but I love the second because of the elegant gold. Well done on adding two creative Christmas cards to your stash! Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Linda, DT
Rudolph Days Challenge

gwen70 said...

Two fabulous cards. Stay safe xx

KandA said...

Two wonderful cards Mrs A, especially love the second gold embossed one xx

Donna said...

These are both fabulous, I like the silver embossing and the beautiful variety of colors you used on the candles and like the elegance of the gold embossing on the second card!