Saturday, October 21, 2017

Candlelit Noel Christmas Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by today.  I have another Christmas card to share with you that was inspired by Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags Of Christmas Funkie Junkie style challenge, sponsored by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  This card was inspired by Linda's week 4 tag and miracle of miracles, I've actually managed to get caught up!

I was inspired by the embossed background and musical theme of Linda's tag, I don't have the Victorian Carolers die that she used so substituted Tim's re-released Candlelight die instead.  I've a few pics of how I made it, read on for my how to.

I started with a Distress Mixed Media Heavystock panel cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and coloured it with multiple shades of green Distress inks.  The panel was then embossed with Tim's Flourish Texture Fades embossing folder and the raised areas emphasized with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.

To add a bit of shimmer, I finger painted some DecoArt Champagne Ice Metallic Lustre onto the raised embossed areas and around the edges of the panel and burnished it to a shine.

Deco Foil PeelnStick Toner Sheet was covered with Rebekah Meier Designs Antique Pearl Mixed Media Transfer Foil and then die cut with the Candlelight die.  The foiled candles were lightly distressed and inked with a bit of Ground Espresso Distress ink.  The flames were die cut from Toner Sheet covered with Old Gold Mixed Media Transfer Foil and as you can see in the picture of the finished card, I also die cut another layered flame from some gold Deco Sheet.

Noel was die cut with the Vintage Tidings die from more PeelnStick Toner Sheet covered with Old Gold transfer foil.

Some greenery was die cut from cardstock coloured with multiple shades of green Distress inks with the Mini Holiday Greens dies.

And a vintage sheet music image of the carol 'The First Noel' was shrunk to size on the computer and printed out onto copy paper (this digital image is courtesy of Dee Duncan).

To assemble the card, a Tidings Token was covered with Tarnished Brass Distress paint and then the excess paint removed so that it just stayed in the recesses of the lettering.  The Tidings Token was attached to the embossed background panel with a Yuletide Fastener and the panel adhered to an A2 sized white card blank.

The backing was peeled off of the die cut 'noel' word and it was adhered to the top right corner of the card.

The sheet music and greenery were adhered to the bottom of the card as shown and then the die cut Candlelight candles positioned over top.

And that was it!  Hope that you enjoyed seeing how my Candlelit Noel Christmas card came together.

Now that I've caught up with Linda's challenge, I'll (hopefully!) be posting a project based on her tags each week as her challenge progresses.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, go take a peek at Linda's blog, it's a great way to get some gifts and cards made for the holiday season and you have a chance to win some very generous gift certificates to her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Thanks again for stopping by today and happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. Great card Deb and you've reminded me of some dies that I have and which haven't seen the light of day for some time! Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

  2. This card has such a warm glow about it. I can almost see the flickering candle light from those beautiful golden candles. Love that you included the vintage sheet music! So glad that you are caught up and excited about going forward with this challenge. Can't wait to see what else you will be offering up for us to drool over!


  3. Stunning textured background and your waxy candles are a great focal image.
    Alison x


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