Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Candle

It's a dreary, rainy day in VA, but I'm lighting up my crafty space with this card that I created for a couple of challenges! Reverse Confetti's Stock Your Stash Challenge for December has a theme of thanks.  I was also inspired by the gorgeous photo for the The Card Concept Challenge. I love all of the silver with a wee pop of green, so I went with a CAS design and tried to capture the elegant holiday theme!

I started with a favorite die - Stitched Rays Cover Plate - on the
card base.  I then used the negative-spaced shape from RC's Hello and Thankful Label die for the background of the candle elements. I silver embossed the candle and greenery and added White Opal Liquid Pearls to create white berries.  The holly and berry images were colored with Copics (YG11, YG13, YG17, R24, R27). The flame was colored with Y08 and Y35 then Crystal Ice Stickles were added for sparkle.  

STAMPS: Christmas Candles, Bitty Banners - Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: White (PTI); X-Press It Blending Card.
INK: Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Stitched Rays Cover Panel, Hello and Thanks Label, Christmas Candles, Bitty Banners - all by Reverse Confetti.

This card will be mailed to a close friend and former coworker (nurse) who gifted me with a visit and a Willow Tree angel following my mastectomy surgery on Wednesday.  It's a beautiful symbol and will be an inspiring reminder of the many prayer warriors that rose to the occasion!  I am having very minimal pain which was initially managed with just regular Tylenol!  Two days postop today and I haven't needed anything for pain!  Yay!  



Vicki Burdick said...

Love the card Wanda and so glad o hear you are doing well after your surgery. Continued good thoughts for you!

Laurie said...

Praying for you and your recovery.

Susan Powell said...

Beautiful card! And even better news about how well you're doing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Julie Gearinger said...

What a beautiful card for your thoughtful friend! Love all of the details and we are so thrilled that you joined us at The Card Concept! Also thrilled to hear that you are doing so well post-op and praying that you recover quickly! Hugs and Happy New Year!