And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Christmas Light

Hello friends and welcome to the last of the September Sweet Peeks for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  This is probably my favorite of all the new sets being released tonight!

This gorgeous set designed by Dina Kowal  includes one beautiful candle image and three sentiments.  The cost is only $11.00 AND the best part is that there is a die available for the candle image...WhoooHooo!

Creative Nugget:  I really love this set and how this card turned out.   The card base is Select White and the edges were sponged with Tea Die Distress Ink.  Next came a layer of Pinefeather, and then some gorgeous papers from the Bo Bunny "Father Christmas Collection."  A circle was cut with a nestie and sponged with the following distress inks in the order listed: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, and Aged Mahogany.   This created a kind of glow behind the candle image which was colored with copic markers, cut out, and popped up on the sponged circle and backed with a Pinefeather scalloped circle nestie.  Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls were added to the candle drips, Glossy Accents were added to the berries, and a jelly roll pen was added to the veins on the holly leaves for texture.  A bit of lace, a scalloped border, and some pearls finish the card.  You can see more fabulous samples made with "Christmas Light" on the SNSS Blog.

I hope you have been enjoying all of the September Sweet Peeks this past week and have your wish list ready because tonight is the night all nine new Christmas sets will be revealed.  The release party begins at 8:00 PM on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps forum over at SCS!  There will be contests, prizes, and lots of chatter!  Hope you can make it!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Light (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tea Dye, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, Pinefeather (PTI), Bo Bunny Father Christmas DP (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Accessories:  Circle and Scallop Circle Nestie, (Spellbinders), Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Border Punch (SU!), Lace Trim (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Pearls, Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents (Ranger),  Clear Jelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Copic Markers C3, C5, C7, C9, R35, R59, G24, G28, G29, E50, E53, E55, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y17


Mary Marsh said...

this is gorgeousness to the limit cathy-I love everything about this card

Kim said...

Beautiful! I love the ink "glow" around the candle and how you added texture to the melting wax...stunning!

Carol L said...

This is so pretty Cathy! I love how you added a glow behind the candle! Gorgeous!

Janette said...

Love, love, love this card! The sponging behind the candle looks fabulous and I was wondering what you used for the melted wax "drips".

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. The sponged background looks stunning! The lace and papers are so pretty. :o)

LeAnne said...

This is STUNNING! I can feel the warmth coming off of my computer screen! So lifelike--just beautiful!

Francie G. said...

This is just beautiful! What a fabulous image!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A real stunner Cathy, it's so beautiful!


Kathy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! Love the illumination in the background!!! Your blog is gorgeous and I am glad that I found you! What a beautiful dog too!!!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Cathy! This is Fabulous! Love how you did the warm glow of the candle light! your addition of the liquid pearls is just perfect too! What wonderful details and love the dp's and your great layout too!

Shannon 8-)