Aug 18, 2010

Final Preview - Hold A Candle

Welcome to the last of the Previews for the latest Annabelle Stamp sets.  Today we are previewing:
(Hold a Candle).  This is a really super fun set. Don't you just love the different fun and funky looking candles! Top that off with some balloons and great sentiments and we're ready to PARTY!  So join in on the HOP for your chance to win this set.  Visit all the DT members blogs, comment on each blog and hop back to the Annabelle Blog to let us know you've completed the hop.  The DT members are listed on my side bar - I believe Michelle is also sharing cards so don't forget to pop on over to her blog too.











I had this idea in my head when I went to bed one night so the next day I set to work trying to get my idea down the way I saw it in my head.  I had just bought this great candle punch (EK Success) and thought it would work great with the candles in this set.  Of course I still had a few scraps left of my WeRMemoryKeepers (Sunny Flower Patch) designer paper and I just had to use it!
I stamped the candle 4 times on Whisper White card stock and then paper pieced the last candle and added some sparkle with Lemonade' Glitter (Art Institute).  To finish off the card I also added some brads to mimic the dotted paper on the candle.

Card Details:  Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, DP WeRMemoryKeepers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Yellow Copic Marker
Other: Candle Punch-EK Success, Brads-Pink HedgeHog Crafts, Glitter from the Art Institute,  Quickie Glue Pen, Paper Piercing Tool, Foam Mounting Tape,

I also have another card to share today using this set and totally different colors/papers.  This one is based on a card I saw here:  I liked the clean, simple look of the card but did add an extra layer of paper to my card.

I love how soft this one looks with the Pastel Color scheme.

Card Details:  Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White,
Designer Paper-Imaginesce
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Various Copic markers
Other: Winter White EP, Glitter, Spica Glitter Pens, Waterfall Sprinkles.

All sets are available after the previews are over and there is a special going on: Buy all 3 sets and receive a FREE Petals Kit (your choice).

19 comments:

Teresa said...

What fun, bright cards!

Robyn said...

How versatile is this set? Love both your versions - great idea to paper piece it and love the layout and colours of your pastel one!

nicoleqmullen said...

This set is so brilliant and versatile. Your first card is so brilliant, I love the way you did the stamped candles. The candle punch works brilliantly too!!

Isha said...

This is such a fun combination. Love your cards.

Sue W said...

Great cards Ida! Love the ist colourful card....perfect!

Michelle said...

Hi Ida, wow, good job on both cards. glad I don't have to pick a favorite

Lynn said...

Ida, your cards are awesome! I really love the first one with the one candle colored in...the perfect touch!

Sandra said...

love, love, love the candle punch! Great card - the paper piecing and bright colors are great!
Sandra

Monika/Buzsy said...

What great birthday cards Ida! Love the FUN colors and the candle images... fab color combinations! :o)

craft-princess said...

Great colors and designs!!

Sandie C said...

Great cards - love all the wonderful inspiration while going on this blog hop. I would love to win this awesome stamp set.

kathy s said...

love the paper pieced candle and the funky colours of the candles on the other card- great work

Sherryn said...

Just love how you have coloured your candles. xx

Lyn S said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Ida! I really love the paper piecing!

Georgee said...

Both cards are great, love the stamps. The lst really happy & bright card is my favorite.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

A duo of creativity! One the first card, I love how you spotlighted the last candle with the paper piecing. The second has great colors.

Natasha said...

Fabulous cards! I adore the candle punch on your first card :)

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow what fun cards! I like the single colored candle. It fit the sentiment perfect.

Elena said...

These cards are amaing! Love the border you used on the first one; looks great with the layout! Really like the sparkles you added to the candles!