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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Delightful Digi's - Christmas Candle

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

We are well into the working week now. The end of term is marching ever closer. This week I have been mostly watching rehearsals for the Summer Production at school. This time they are putting on the panto Aladdin. I do marvel that so many of the children are confident enough to sing solos. I couldn't have done anything like that at their age.

I am sharing another Christmas card using an image and backing paper from the 2015 Christmas collection at Delightful Digi's.  Did you know that there is a Delightful Digi's Facebook group as well?


I used the Candle image and the Berries paper in red from the Christmas collection at Delightful Digi's. I haven't made an easel card in a while, ever since I found my poorly uncle displaying one on it's side. I thought it would be fun to have another go. I cut the biggest square card blank from a sheet of A4 that I could and I cut the topper from a second sheet. I discovered that my Tonic square dies matted nicely within this size so I used them to cut all the mats. 


This is the base of the card the stopper was made with a free die from a magazine last year. The corners were cut with a Spellbinder die. 


I coloured the image with Promarkers. To get the highlights on the berries I used a blender pen. For the background I cut a circle from a post-it note so I could cover the flame. Then I used a brush to lightly ink the background with blue. Once this was done I removed the post-it note and I covered the rest of the paper with a mask I made with a circle cut out so that I could ink the flame separately. 


It must be years since I made an easel card I will be making a few more. I do like making shaped cards I will just have to be careful who I send them to or be there when they are opened so I can explain how to display it. I have quite a collection of Christmas cards now but there are still more to make. 

I hope the rest of the week is kind to you. 

Happy Crafting.

Hugs Jackie

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, love the candle and beautiful papers.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Gorgeous card Jackie, love the image and beautiful dies.

    Donna x

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  3. Lovely coloring on that image today and beautiful card layout

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  4. Hi Jackie, this is wonderful, I love how you have coloured the image and the design is fab. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  5. Gorgeous esel card Jackie! I ove the candle & the great colour combo!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  6. Beautiful easel Christmas card Jackie, love this image.
    Hugs Pam x

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  7. A lovely Christmas card Jackie xx

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  8. A lovely image and card Jackie.
    That's why I very rarely make easel cards nowadays, in case peeps don't know how they should be displayed :o)
    Jackie xx

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  9. Beautiful card Jackie love easel cards and this is brill hugs xxx

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  10. This is such a pretty card, Jackie, the candle image is lovely

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  11. Great card, I love the sketchy look of the image. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  12. Gorgeous Christmas card Jackie :o)
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  13. Delightful I love traditional colours so this is perfect for me the image and easel design are just lovely love and hugs Carole x

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  14. It's a lovely card and again fantastic colouring I found a page of small "labels" on Debbie Moores website that explained how to display an easel card - if that helps...

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  15. Delightful Christmas card you have created Jackie, its really lovely...

    Hugs xxx

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  16. Fabulous colouring! I really must crack on and make some Christmas cards!

    You made me chuckle with your story about you're uncle and the easel card! I have had a couple of relatives do similar!

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