I think this card turned out simply gorgeous! Of course I am a little biased, but I really do like this one a lot. :) I turned on some Trans-Siberian Orchestra music this morning and was very much inspired by their music when I was making this card. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is my absolute favorite music to listen to at Christmastime.
The card is 5"x7." I cut it out of white cardstock and cut the red patterned paper to the same size, since the paper was too flimsy to make a card by itself. The candle was cut from Joys of the Season at 4 1/2." I inked the edges of the candle with a peach pastel ink by Colorbox. I embossed the silver tray with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder and then inked it with starlite black ink from Tsukineko. I added some yellow Stickles to the flame of the candle and doodled on the holly and berries. I used the wavy music stamp from Stampendous and stamped it in pearlescent beige ink by Tsukineko onto the candle. I cut a piece of glittery white paper at 4 3/4"x4." I then embossed it with the Script Texture embossing folder and then inked it with the same peach pastel ink for a subtle effect. I cut some gold cardstock at 5"x4 1/4," and mounted the embossed white piece on it. I then adhered the candle to the white piece. I adhered all of that to the card base, near the top. I wrapped some gold ribbon around the card and strung a pre-made tag on it. I stamped the tag with the sentiment in pheasant gold ink by Colorbox and also inked the edges with the peach pastel, then I used a pop-dot to keep it adhered to the front of the card. I tied a bow with the same gold ribbon and attached it onto the piece of ribbon already on the card.
I made this card for the following challenges:
- 365 Cards: ad inspired challenge (I went with the candles in the ad)
- Mojo Monday: sketch (I turned it upside down)
- Picture Perfect Creations: create anything Christmas related (Christmas card)
- Sentimental Sundays: inspired by song (inspired by Trans-Siberian Orchesetra)
- Paper Playtime: make anything Christmas (Christmas card)