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Candlelight Christmas

Hi friends!  I'm over on the Viva la Verve Sketches blog today posting a recap for our November Week 4 sketch.  You have until Thursday night (12/4) to get your November entries in to be eligible for our $100 gift voucher giveaway.  Head on over to the VLV Sketches blog today for all the sketches and to see who ended up in my little viewfinder this week!

I loved this sketch by Marisa.  Lots of fun layers and the perfect opportunity to use up some of the mountains of jingle bells I seem to amass each year!  I think they're my favorite embellishment. Anyhow, I started my card with the candle image from Light My World.  I loved this houndstooth paper, so decided to paper piece the candles in it.  I paper pieced the poinsettias in paper from the same pack, then built all my layers, being sure to tuck my sentiment panel behind the far candle.

Each layer is sponged with antique linen distress ink and then matted with black cardstock.  I finished off with a gold cording bow and some glitzy jingle bells up top, a few gold pearls on the poinsettias and some black liquid pearls to highlight each scallop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Light My World (Verve Stamps)
Paper: 25 Days of Christmas (Simple Stories)
Ink: black, antique linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  classic  & scallop circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), gold cording (SU!), jingle bells and rhinestones (Recollections), black liquid pearls (Ranger)


Diana Nguyen said...

Love the paper piecing! The colors are dramatic yet muted. Thank you so much for the thank you card! :) What a wonderful surprise in the mail - if all snail mail were as gorgeous. Thanks again for having me as a guest diva!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the paper-piecing and the papers you used.

Nancy said...

Over the top..Gorgeous...you sure have an eye for color Julee! Love the colors!

D- said...

LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. Love those colors. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Greta said...

Beautiful color combo & I love the candles in houndstooth!

Marisa said...

Adore this, Jule!! The hounds tooth candles are just too fun as are the text poinsettias! You made this sektch shine and then some :)