Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Glowing Candles

Hello, my crafting friends! This card is 5x5 inches. The base was created by die cutting 2 separate layers with the largest die from Marianne Creatables Anja's Squares. One of the layers was then scored about 1/2 inch from one edge and then adhered to the edge of the other layer. The card would then open by lifting up the top layer. 

Next, I cut a panel in red using the second die from the same Marianne Creatables die set and adhered it to the base card. Then, using Spellbinders Adorning Squares, a white panel was cut which would contain the focal point.

The candles, from Memory Box Glowing Candles die, were cut three times: once in red, once in gold and a third time in green. These were then paper pieced to get the above look and popped on. The sentiment is from GKD's The Magic of Christmas stamp set and was stamped in Versamark and embossed with red EP.

Paper piecing the glowing candles was a lot of work but well worth the effort in the long run. Here is a video tutorial by Pam Sparks on how it was done: Glowing Candles. Hope you get a chance to check it out.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  - Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Oozak  -  Challenge #23 - Anything Goes


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Olga, such lovely layers, vibrant colors super image on this 3D Christmas card. This is very beautiful, and we hope to see you again next week with more paper craft projects.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Chana said...

Olga, this is stunning! Beautiful layers and the embossing technique on the flowers is just fabulous! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW love the shape of your card! Super elegant. Those candles are really stunning.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky. I have some candy on my blog ;o)

Samantha Casey said...

I love all the detail in this card! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday with your talents!

Diane Noble said...

Gorgeous, Olga! The embossing and cut work is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us this last week for Word Art Wednesday. We do hope you'll participate again this week! Thank for your support and inspiration.
Diane Noble (WAW-DT)