Monday, August 13, 2012

Birthday Candles Card


I am a VERY proud new member of Cori's Design Team over at Ginger Snaps Scraps and today I have a fun card to share with you!

For my project today, I am featuring this manly birthday card. I find masculine cards the hardest to make, but I love how this one turned out. 
I cut some leaves for the candle flames, Plantin Schoolbook for the candle bodies, and Spellbinders Nestabilites scalloped circle and circle.  The card base and circle layer are Bazzill cardstock. 
Here are the measurements:
flames : 1"
candle bodies : 3/4" x 2 1/2"
scalloped circle: 4 1/4"
circle : 3 1/2"
card base : 5" x 10" scored into a 5" x 5" card
layers : 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

I inked around the edges of the candles with brown ink and the flames with orange ink.  The center candle is mounted on 1/8" pop dots and the two outside candles are mounted up on 1/4" pop dots. The wicks are made with some black craft wire. I wrapped the brown baker's twine around all three candles.

These two tags are from a McGill tag punch, then I embossed the sentiment using a Studio G stamp and added some gel pen stitches. The top tag is mounted on pop dots while the small tag is glued directly to the card front.

We'd love if you'd jump over to the Ginger Snap Scraps blog and check out what the other DT ladies have come up with.  Don't forget you can pick up lots of papercrafting supplies at

7 comments:

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such a wonderful card - awesome. Congrats on the DT.

jessica said...

What a GREAT birthday card!! Love the inking and great cuts!!
TFS and Happy Monday!

jessica said...

What a GREAT birthday card!! Love the inking and great cuts!!
TFS and Happy Monday!

Kristi said...

This is so cute!I love candles for the cards and it is perfect for a guy!

Connie said...

This card rocks! I love the way you used the twine! Scrappy hugs, Connie

Candy said...

Great card! Love the inking!
Candy

Barthel said...

Such a wonderful card - awesome. Congrats on the DT.