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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Make A Wish

Happy Hump Day Peeps!!! Hope your week has been good so far.

Today's card is for the sketch on the Stamp and Smiles Blog, day 2.

I sure had a hard card making session with this one, I couldn't come up with anything I was happy with. I couldn't decide between a 5 inch square or a 4-1/4 inch square, I tried trendy trees, nope, tried thoughts and prayers, nope.....then I finally settled on Big Birthday Candle. I like the final result but it took awhile to get there.

All I knew when I sit down to start this card was the DS paper I wanted to use, Sweet Slumber. I chose my card stock colors from there, Sahara sand, so saffron and baja blue.

I really like this set, altho I seldom use it. It is a fun set, could use for young or old alike. I stamped the candle onto my DS paper and cut them out, I did the same with the flame, onto so saffron cardstock and cut out. I sponged some ruby red into the center of the flame with a Q-tip. I cut the oval scallop with my nesties and cuttlebug and pierced the scallops. The center oval and the sentiment is on shimmer white cardstock. I punched the ends of my sentiment panels with the curly label punch. The sentiment, the candles and the oval are all mounted to the card with dimensionals. I added some so saffron brads to the corners and sticky rhinestones for the side element, to meet the sketch.

I decorated the inside too. Here is a picture :

Well, that is all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING



Tammy said...

Cute cute cute! I love how you colored the flame on the candle.
Also love that it's a square card.
Great job!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful card! That is a really good tip for stamping the stamp onto the DSP and coloring the flame with a Q-Tip.

Jenn in GA said...

i've contemplated getting this set multiple times, because every time i see a card done with it, i like it!

as much as we don't like trial and error, it's usually what makes for the best cards in the end. i would've moved the scalloped piece to the center, but i like it the way you have it too.

the decorated interior really makes it special. good job!

Lois said...

This set has been on my wish list, and you just put it right at the top!!! Very cute!!!! Love the colors too. The flame looks real.

See ya Saturday

Jackie said...

Very nice Vicki...those colors are great together! tfs!!!

Vickilyn said...

I love your card!! I have seen a couple of variations on the big candle theme but have yet to try it!

Thanks for the inspiration!

carol h said...

Cute card, again. Love the candle and flame. Very creative.

Jaspere said...

You just get better and better all the time. How do you do it? and can I borrow your mojo for a week or two??

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! I LOVE it Vicki!! Those candles are so fun!!

Rose said...

Great card! You are so clever!

Sara said...

Very cute card, I love the candles.

Unknown said...

oh how pretty, I love this card!
I have been wanting this set so much :)

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the square card and the candles stamped on DSP. The inside of your card is just as beautiful!