Sweetest Time Christmas Candles PP514

by Joanne James25. October 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the amazing Jaydee to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:


Jaydee's sketch has three vertical images; it's a great sketch that is wide open to interpretation. I considered something that incorporated three panels but in the end decided on a much more liberal interpretation and decided on three candles - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Sweetest Time - I've used the 'Sweetest Time' stamp and co-ordinating borders dies before (here if you missed it), but had yet to combine with the candles. I went all-out on today's card, layering a piece of Feels Like Frost foiled designer paper (it has a pines pattern but that is obscured by the main panels), followed by the panel with the stamped candles, followed by the integrated holly border.

Borders in Blue - Whilst this border looks great in traditional reds and greens, I thought I would ring the changes and make a blue card today. I know that you don't get blue holly and berries but it's the cardmaker's prerogative to get creative with colour, right? That's my story anyway and I'm sticking to it! 

Foil, Frost and Sparkle - The challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is to add two of foil, ribbon and sequins to your card. I did use some foil-embossed designer paper for my background layer to compliment my silver heat-embossed flames and sentiment, but I also added some loops of Seaside Spray/Silver metallic ribbon behind my paper-pieced holly border and since the diecut berries are obscured by my sentiment banner, I added a selection of clear epoxy droplets and a few Seaside Spray sequins for some added sparkle; you can see them better on the photo below:

So I inadvertently ended up incorporating all three - and I love the finished effect!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day. We have no specific plans; if the weather is as poor as it has been these last few days, we may hunker down for a movie afternoon. We watched Disney's live remake of 'Mulan' last week; have you seen it? We thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

LaurieUnited States
10/26/2020 9:48:20 PM #

What a great card!! Love the candles and all the blooms...the colors...all so pretty!

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
10/28/2020 2:51:59 PM #

Simply Stunning card Joanne.  I love the colours and ribbon accents.  Chantell x x  

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/28/2020 7:35:56 PM #

This is such a gorgeous card!

Rachael Lewsley
Rachael LewsleyAustralia
10/28/2020 10:36:07 PM #

I love this! What a stunning creation, from the subtle peek of Foil DSP to the gorgeous candles. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/29/2020 8:39:33 PM #

Fabulous card! Love the blues you've picked and the wee swirls of ribbon add elegance and opulence. I see it was a winner at JAI - well deserved!

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
10/29/2020 9:56:39 PM #

Your instinct to use blue for this was card was definitely spot on, it turned out so gorgeous! I love the diecut border of holly topped with the sentiment and complimented with the beautiful ribbon and clear drops.  It's a wonderful design Joanne, and you pulled all the elements together perfectly! Love it!

10/29/2020 10:35:05 PM #

Yikes, you are killing me with this fabulous die!  It did not speak to me at all in the catalog, but you have really made me want it!  This is just beautiful!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/29/2020 11:07:28 PM #

Joanne, this is amazing!!!!!!!  I love your take on the sketch!  Those candles and all the holly, leaves and ribbon are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!  This card is fantastic!!!!!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/30/2020 6:42:01 AM #

A wonderful take on the sketch, Joanne! Once again, we were thinking alike...and I almost used this bundle. I am so happy that I did not, because my card would not have held a candle to this gorgeous creation! Beautiful!

jaydeeUnited States
10/30/2020 4:23:35 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous.  I love the three candles with all of that gorgeous texture.  The addition of the ribbon was a genius touch.  Thanks for rocking my sketch this week

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
10/31/2020 4:22:11 AM #

Love how you used this bundle with the sketch, Joanne! The ribbon detail is a fabulous touch. Wow!

AllisaUnited States
11/2/2020 4:09:34 AM #

Gorgeous card, love your color scheme.

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