Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Birthday Candles

Sorry I’ve been MIA the last couple of days. Between the power being out one day of the weekend and a really busy start to the week I didn’t have a chance to get any posts scheduled. So here is the final card from the June Make and Take. This was also the masculine card. At each Make and Take I always try to do at least one masculine card to help my guests come up with ideas for something for the guys. Well here is the card:

Stamps: Apple Blossom (retired), Word Play, Sanded (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
DSP: 2010-2011 In Color DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Stampin’ Sponge, Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Heart Punch, Paper Snips, 5/8” Real Red Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Crop-A-Dile

The card base is Poppy Parade cardstock cut at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” and scored at 4 1/4”. A piece of Bashful Blue cardstock was cut at 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” and was adhered to the card front. A piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock was cut at 3 3/4” x 5”. The Sanded background stamp (retired) was used with Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the pattern onto the Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Next I stamped the circle background image from Apple Blossom (retired) in Daffodil Delight ink onto So Saffron cardstock scraps. The Heart Punch was then used to punch a heart from the stamped portion of the So Saffron scrap cardstock. You need two hearts, so stamp and punch out two hearts. Next the Paper Snips were used to cut the heart in half and the point that was at the center of the heart is rounded over to form more of a teardrop shape. The edges of the teardrop are sponged with Cajun Craze ink then the candle flames are adhered to the Chocolate Chip cardstock in the positions that you want them.

Next three pieces of DSP were cut at 3/4” x 3 1/2” and the edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. These strips were adhered to the Chocolate Chip cardstock just under each of the flames. Any DSP extending past the Chocolate Chip cardstock was trimmed off with Paper Snips. If you adhere the strips first and then the flames you might have flames that stick up above the top of the card. Then your card won’t fit in the envelope. By adhering the flames first you make sure you get them right where you want them.

The Chocolate Chip cardstock was then adhered to the card front on top of the Bashful Blue cardstock. One Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accent was added to each of the candle flames for a little bit of sparkle. Next a 1 1/2” x 2” piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut and the corners were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch. Next the image from Word Play was colored in with Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight markers. After the stamp was entirely colored I just breathed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and then stamped it in the center of the Whisper White cardstock. The edges of the Whisper White cardstock were then sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.

A piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock was cut at 1 3/4” x 2 1/4”. All four corners were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch and the stamped Whisper White cardstock was adhered to it. The large hole of the Crop-A-Dile was used to punch a hole in one end of the tag that we created. A piece of 5/8” Real Red Satin Ribbon was put through the hole and tied into a knot. The ends of the ribbon were trimmed and the tag was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few steps to go through, but this card is great for either a guy or a girl! I just love those big candles. This card was cased from a card created by Carrie Gaskin. You can find her card HERE and her fabulous blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!