Hello friends! Really excited to share my post today as a guest designer for the new challenge over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog! One of the cards I had previously entered had been chosen as a top pick and I was also invited as a guest to participate for this challenge. The new challenge is this beautiful photo which is just perfect for this time of the year:
**Please remember that when you enter your creation for this challenge blog that you MUST include a stamp that is at least one year or older on your creation**
I was so inspired by the warm and cozy feeling of this image with the candle, so my thoughts turned to an older stamp set that I’ve had in my collection for several years:
Both the candle and sentiment came from a rubber stamp set by Whimsy Stamps called “Peace on Earth“. It is no longer available and I’m thinking it was circa 2010. There is ONE digital image available that derived from this set called “Peace Angel“. (If you were familiar with Whimsy Stamps as far back as I was, you may remember the whole set and that this candle image was included with it.) I obviously still love the set and won’t part with it!😉
I’ve got it stamped and colored with Copics over the white panel along with the sentiment from the same stamp set in red ink. The ribbon on the candle was paper pieced with some old pattern paper in my stash. I also used the same paper to die cut a couple of stars for the corner.
The image panel was cut out with the Whimsy Stamps Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle die, layered with red cardstock and then popped up with foam tape over a grey woodgrain embossed panel that was also cut out with the same die set. I ran some white ink over the grey woodgrain piece to bring out the texture in it a bit more. I layered these panels over a red top folding A2 sized top folding card base.
I’ve also used the “Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pines Thinlit dies” for the accents along the edges of the image panel. I die cut the pine cone pieces as well as the pine branches and arranged them over my design. I took some Gina K Glitter Glitz Gel and added it over those die pieces as well as around the edges of the grey woodgrain panel and the top of the stars. Lastly, I’ve added a double twine bow in the center of the stacked stars.
Here’s a closer look at that candle image and how I’ve got it colored up and paper pieced on my design. I’ve also taken some Ranger Stickles icicle and added some in the center of the flame in the candle.
You can also see the “snowy glitter” effect from the Gina K Glitter Glitz Gel. It dries hard and doesn’t come off! I like how it has sort of an icy look about it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my creation today and have been inspired in some way! Please be sure to stop on over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog to take a peek at the inspiration from the design team and how they were inspired by the beautiful photo as well! Hope you will be able to join along in the fun too!
Thanks for stopping in friends and I’ll see you soon!