Thursday, 15 November 2012

S J Crafts- November challenge



This months challenge at S J Crafts is
Christmas
 with the added optional challenge of  "mix up the alphas"
I've made an Easel Card Luminaire for this months challenge. I've used this gorgeous Hero Arts stamp. Papers are old ones from my stash which I have inked with Antique Linen distress ink. I kept the embellishments quite simple just adding a couple of sticky backed pearls to the corners and the cute little wooden deer. I've kinda done the optional part of the challenge by using a sentiment with different fonts.
I thought I would do a little tutorial to show you how easy it is to make this special Christmas card.
 

First of all you will need to pieces of card the larger piece is 23 x 19 cm and scored down the middle like a card blank. The smaller piece is 12.5 x 19cm and is scored at 1cm down the shorter side. The black lines in the photo are the score lines.

Add your pretty papers to one half of the larger piece and the smaller piece leaving the bit above the score line blank. I have inked my paper with Antique Linen distress ink and then gone around the edges with a gold ink pad.
Next stamp your image onto Vellum and allow to dry. While you wait cut a hole in the smaller piece of card to fit your image.
Once your image is dry you need to frame it I've used a spellbinders frame set and die cut my frame,  stick your frame to you image.
Place the framed image over the hole that you cut in the smaller piece of card and stick.
Now take your larger piece of card and along the top edge of the bit you left undecorated attach the smaller piece by the 1 cm strip that you left blank.
 
You should now have something that resembles a easel card  just add your stopper I used a sentiment on my card and add any embellishment you want.
The candle just sits behind the front panel and as you can see I've added a strip of paper around the candle to tie it in with the card.
I hope you have found that useful I would love to see what you make if you follow my tutorial.
 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Easel card with christmas theme
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas projects
Craft Us Crazy - Favourite colour and or Holiday Theme
4 Crafty Chicks - Winter


6 comments:

Lisa-Jane said...

Where do you get those hard candles from Jenny? They look so much safer than naked flames!

Sarah said...

Wow this is gorgeous, what a fab idea x

Eileen said...

This is beautiful. Love the way you have the candle making it glow. Great tutorial too.
Thanks for joining us at TPS challenge this week and good luck.
Eileen x

Shari said...

What a fabulous idea to use the candle to make your card glow - fantastic card!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Marie said...

So very lovely! Great card and nicely done with a little something to tie the candle in too. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Tamie said...

Clean, simple and fabulous! love the image. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.