Monday, June 29, 2015

Christmas Candles

Good Merry Monday morning.

Did you realize that we're more than halfway to Christmas?

How are you coming on your Christmas card stash?

This week's challenge is brought to us by
super talented Sue (Cat's Ink.Corporated)
Here is what she brought us.....

Not long ago a friend of mine gave me a lot of stamps
and this stamp was in the bunch.

The image was stamped on vellum with Memento Ink
and colored on the reverse side with Copic Markers.

I should have embossed the image, but I thought of that too late.

Oh, well.

After coloring the image, I die cut some little poinsettias, 
sponged ink on the edges and layered up.

A few sprigs of punched pine finished it up.

The vellum and the paper for the poinsettia were from the snippets bag
so I'm off to Pixies Snippet Playground.

is open until the end of the month.

I hope you'll stamp, punch or die cut some candles,
add them to your Christmas card
and join us at

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Candles (Raindrops on Roses retired)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Cardstock Vellum (SU)
Other:  Copic Markers, Poinsettia Parade Die (SSS), Pine Sprig Punch (MS)


Debbie Henderson said...

Such a pretty card! Reminds me of a stained glass window. Great coloring!

jimlynn said...

This is like looking through a stained glass window - and so beautiful! Love the image and your card Bonnie! Gorgeous.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. I love the stained glass effect and pretty poinsettia.

Loll said...

So pretty. Love the look of your stained glass frame --- gorgeous! xx

laurie said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie! You are lucky this stamp was in the bunch..awesome!

Sue said...

Beautiful cardm Bonnie. I love how you added the die cuts to the stamped image, really gives it so much dimension.

Maxine D said...

Bonnie this is very pretty - love the use of colour on the vellum.

Karren said...

This is such a beautiful image, Bonnie, and you've made a stunning card!

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely gift Bonnie, and such a pretty card. Hope your week is special!

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

This card is a real stained glass window: what a cool effect! Love, love,love it!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is just beautiful, Bonnie! Love the stained glass look! So pretty! Have a great week!

Sandy said...

Beautiful! I guess you think I only know one word - beautiful. But when it comes to your pretty cards, it's the best word to use!!
Sandy xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely, Bonnie! Love the image on the vellum and your beautiful dies.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Brenda said...

Oh my this is beautiful Bonnie! I love the stamp, so pretty and perfect for Christmas. I also forget how awesome it looks to color on the backside of vellum. Embossed or not, but is a beautiful card! Love the poinsettia and pine sprigs, finishes off this card perfectly! Hugs, Brenda

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, your card is so amazing...looks like real stain glass!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow, Bonnie, I love your stained glass window! Why emboss? This turned out amazingly gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration on Merry Monday!!

Greta said...

Gorgeous image & love how you embellished it, Bonnie!

Katie Melhus said...

Wow Bonnie, the stained glass look of this is really gorgeous! Love!

Wendy said...

What a gorgeous card, Bonnie! Love the stained glass look! This was the perfect stamp for this challenge! Hope you had a great week! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Bonnie, I love the stained glass look.

Jill Norwood said...

This is so beautiful Bonnie! It gives it the look of a real stained glass window! So pretty!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow - how beautiful!!!!!

Deanne :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

A wonderful a stained glass window! Such bright and very festive. I love the way in which you put colors - very typical for real stained glass. The miraculous :-)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

A wonderful a stained glass window! Such bright and very festive. I love the way in which you put colors - very typical for real stained glass. The miraculous :-)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a pretty stained glass stamp! What a lovely card.

Bobby said...

There is a lovely stained glass look to your card, Bonnie. Lucky you for receiving the gift of this stamp.