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Friday, July 3, 2015

Candles and Flowers for Merry Monday

Here I am on a Friday off work for the 4th of July holiday weekend. And what am I doing? Making Christmas cards - LOL! I spotted Sue's challenge over on Merry Monday to use candles and flowers on your card. I just love her inspiration photo. Aren't those flowers gorgeous?!

I have a new-to-me stamp from Deep Red Stamps called Holiday Candles that I knew would be perfect for this challenge. I decided to mask it off after stamping and add some flowers from a Hero Arts clear set called Holiday Petals and Leaves. I colored the image with Copic Markers and added some Stickles to the candle flames. After doing my typical blobbing of ink from my fingers, I ended up cutting out my image and placing it inside a Tim Holtz metallic oval from his Industrious Stickers "Frames and Trims" set. I popped the candle image up with foam tape. To finish the card I scored two lines and then clear embossed a sentiment from the same clear set as the flower, then added a couple of gems. Here's my card:

Candle with Flowers

It's hard to see in the photo but the card is a pale green - celadon - also from Hero Arts. It's also hard to see but I stamped some extra holly which I cut out and added for some dimension.

I was extremely excited this week to find my penguin card from last week to be selected as a winner at Merry Monday!! This means I will be a guest designer over there on July 6th. I hope you'll stop by and see what the Design Team has in store!!

Enjoy your 4th of July holiday weekend and thanks for stopping!

10 comments:

Lin said...

I love this, Linda, especially your pale green background - beautifully done!!

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful Christmas card Linda, love the frame, image and the colours you used. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

jasann said...

Hi there, this is such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us!!!!

Heather Hopson said...

This a very nice card. Good job on bringing the Holly out more. I love the colors and images.

Katie Melhus said...

What a pretty image, and I love that sentiment! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

How pretty, Linda! Love your beautifully colored image! Wow! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Susangail Powell said...

This is beautiful!

Jilly said...

Very pretty xx

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Linda - and anxious to see what you've created for tomorrow's challenge!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Linda! Wonderful colouring on the candles and foliage and I love the way you framed the beautiful image!