First up is Little Lanterns paired with Light of the World Sentiments. This sentiment is such a beautiful one for a person that needs some encouragement. Claire thought of such a lovely and creative way to say "I'm thinking of you." I decided to challenge myself and make a clean and simple card. Of course, it took me just as long as a fancier one!
I used a circle Nestie as a stencil to make a little glowing spot for the lantern. When I did this card in the first round (yes, there were 2 attempts!), I just tried to use the inner portion of the nestie for the shading, but I ended up getting some ink on the outside of the circle by mistake. I actually liked the little halo it created, so I did the card over again, and shaded all the way around the outside, too.
I used A Muse Studio Lemon Whip ink which is such a lovely soft yellow. You may be able to see it a little bit better in this photo...the candle has a little orange twinkling rhinestone (whoa, my only embellishment!).
There are so many sweet images packed in this little set...candles, flames, leaves, berries, and a big lantern. Claire thinks of everything!
I chose to make a taper candle. Stamped the holly leaves and added the berries with dimensionals. I love the little candle glow images included in the set, too (Note...I have to say it because it's bugging me. That little red smudgy looking area by the candle base? That is really part of the patterned paper. I didn't smear ink, promise, heeee! Okay, I feel better now!)
Don't forget that tomorrow is release day!
The Design Team will be posting some more projects at 2:00 PM EST for the Release Day Blog Waltz and Claire will be revealing the sets on her blog.
Be sure to visit today, though, to see their fabulous samples with these new sets!
Stamps: Little Lanterns, Light of the World Sentiments, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: A Muse Studio Lemon Whip, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Ink Red Currant
Other: circle Nestabilities, rhinestone
Stamps: Bright Season, Musical Backgrounds, Nutcracker Sweet, Compliments of the Season, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Authentique "Festive" collection, PTI Rustic White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Ink Red Currant & Chamomille, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, PTI Fresh Snow and Simply Chartreuse
Other: lace, WMS twine, circle Nestabilities, rhinestone, A Muse Studio white embossing powder