Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Christmas Candle

I got something really neat in the mail today from Terri at Joan's Gardens. It is Creative Expressions Gilding Flakes, and it was so much fun to work with it. I used the "Calypso" flakes, which has tones of gold, copper, turquoise and orange. You can go to the video below to see how Sue Wilson teaches how to use this fun medium. Enlarge it to full screen for an even better look.

I did not use a stamp like she used, but rather just made a whole background piece covered with the gilding flakes. The sentiment stamp is from Sweet 'n' Sassy and is heat embossed with copper colored embossing powder. The candle die is Tall Taper Candle from Memory Box. The card actually looks very CAS, but there was quite a technique involved in making it. Here it is:

The luscious colors of the gilding flakes:

Closeup of the glittery heat embossed sentiment. The green Crop-a-Dile tool trimmed the corners into an art deco shape:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug ?? Joan's Touch - AG UE
Aug 05 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4 PP
Aug 07 Completely Christmas - AG UE
Aug 07 Sister Act Card Challenge - AAG UE PP
Aug 08 Come and Get It Challenges - Use a Die 2E #2 PP
Aug 09 613 Avenue Create - AG UE PP
Aug 10 Christmas Card Weekly - AG UE
Aug 25 Crafting by Designs - AG UE PP
Aug 31 CHNC August Challenge AG Christmas UE 

I made another Christmas card using the gilding flakes, which I will try to post tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. Gilding flakes are so awesome. I love you're different take on them. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  2. Wow! This is beautiful! The candle die is perfect for your card.

  3. Wow beautiful hun awesome job - thanks for linking up at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT x

  4. Very beautiful and artistic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us today.
    Blessings, Carole, Word Art Wednesday

  5. Love this card and how you have used the glitter and flakes. Wonderful die. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  6. Fabulous card, love it! thanks for joining our Anything Goes in August Challenge at Crafting by Designs. mo xxx

  7. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon x


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