greeting cards

Candles and snowflakes

CR00455 square

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.

CR00455 detail


  • stamps:
    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
  • dies:
    Clearly Besotted – snowflake trio
    Lawn Fawn – stitched snowflakes
  • inks:
    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
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella – clear
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    scrap of black card
    Papermill Direct – plain – dark green
    Anita’s – white vellum

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