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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Three Wee Flames

Hi, everyone! Happy Weekend!

I'm here with a card for the new Jingle Belles We Three Kings Challenge. Fear not if your stash lacks kings. Turns out cards featuring three of something will fit the bill.

KaiserCraft merry & bright; Stampin' Up! very vanilla core cardstock; Distress Ink core green
Jen Hadfield gold foil paper
Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder
Memory Box glowing candles die; stash sequins
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Recollections foam squares; Ranger multi medium matte
First of all, this is one time when I wish the card would've photographed better. The embossed paper is vanilla -- rather than white -- and complements the designer paper much, much better than shown here. The cardstock and dp really go well together.  :(

I die cut the candle scene out of the vanilla paper and then embossed the paper. Next, I die cut the candle scene from the gold foil and two of the Kaiser papers. Before paper piecing the candle scene, I covered the Distress Ink core paper with double-sided tape before adhering the die-cut, embossed vanilla paper. This gave me with a sticky base and die-cut outline in which to inlay the gold, coral, and green pieces that make up the candle scene. Guess this is the poor gal's solution to that special sticky matting paper.  :)

In addition to Jingle Belles, I'm going to share this at the following challenges:

Parting Thoughts

Big thanks to everyone whose already played along at Words 2 Craft By! It's always such fun to see all the different takes on our monthly words. You still have until Wednesday to play along with our Keep On Swimming Challenge. 

I'm going to try to make a card tomorrow for the new SAS4Kids Challenge. I know for sure I'm posting cards for new Sparkles Christmas and Cards in Envy Challenges on Monday. After that, I'm not sure how much I will post this next week. My brother's family is in town, and I'm looking forward to lots of family time. 

Have a great rest of the weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Love your trio of candles ... thanks for joining our Trio Celebration at Jingle Belles.

  2. hello sybrina! stunning card, luv the polka dotted embossing! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  3. Your card is beautiful, Sybrina! I love the embossed background against the gorgeous candles surrounded by poinsettias. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  4. what a beautiful trio of candles, this is so lovely & such a great example of the inset diecut technique! (with a great tip on using the sticky surface!) thanks for helping us celebrate trios at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!