Sunday, February 09, 2014

A Lot of Candles

One of my co-workers asked me to make a card for her to give her mother for her mother's 50th birthday.  I have a few ideas, which should give her some options.  This is the first of them:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" when folded up and it is an accordion fold card.  I used 6 pieces of black card stock to create my card base.  I cut them at 5 1/2"x12," then scored them at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2."  This left a piece of card stock left over that I used for adhering all the piece together.

The white mats are all 5 1/4"x4."  I used the Silhouette Cameo to print the images, then cut the mats.  The sentiment on the front is just fonts from the computer, I filled them with color and printed it out.  I then cut the mat and adhered it to the card front.

The candles are a print and cut image by Echo Park (#26206), I only printed them, I didn't cut.  I changed the colors of all of it, instead of the candle being white and red I made it black and grey.  I then copied and pasted it to save myself having to change the color on five of them.  The three smaller candles are just over 3 3/4" and the two larger ones are just over 4 3/4."

The final panel is my sentiment panel.  The white mat is 5 1/4"x4," and the dark grey panel is 5"x3 3/4."  I then used another print and cut image.  This one is by Sweet Elsie (#48931).  I printed it out and cut another mat around it, this one at 4.8"x3.455."


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your candle card! What a great idea!!! Karen

  2. Great card. I didn't count. Are there 50 candles?

    Donna K U