This is a variation on a card I made last year. I learned my lesson and, this time, I checked whether mum wanted me to make a card for her to give to her brother before starting work on it.
She did want one and, as last year’s candle card ended up being repurposed, I thought I’d recreate it. Only I didn’t want to do a straight copy, so I kept the candles, snowflakes and sentiment strip and changed the layout around them.
The area below the sentiment strip ended up looking a bit bare, so I die-cut some vellum snowflakes and attached them with micro glue dots, which seemed to work quite well.
All in all, I think I prefer the original… it’s just a bit cleaner. But the pine needle edging on this one does give it a bit more of the requested traditional feel, so I think it fulfils the brief.
Create A Smile – with candles and glitter
Create A Smile – snow flurry
Altenew – poinsettia and pine
Clearly Besotted – sentimental type
Lawn Fawn – Smitty’s ABCs
Clearly Besotted – snowflake trio
Lawn Fawn – stitched snowflakes
Delicata – silvery shimmer
My Favorite Things – hybrid – black licorice
Ranger – archival – leaf green
Ranger – archival – vivid chartreuse
- embossing powder:
Ranger – liquid platinum
- Copic markers:
candles – YR30, E50, E51, E53
band – G21, G43, G24
flame – Y0000, Y00, Y17, YR07, E07
shadow – W00, W1, W3
Wink of Stella – clear
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
scrap of black card
Papermill Direct – plain – dark green
Anita’s – white vellum