Merry Patterns

I had a play with the candles from the Merry Patterns and I love them. I’m banning myself from making another Christmas card until I’ve made a non-Chrismassy one!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Patterns

I started with the outline in archival black and then use real red and tranquil tide to fill in the candles. It took me a couple of attempts to get it right – you need to ensure that you look at both the left and right candles when lining up. Same with the candle flames – I’d got it slightly off on the right hand side which meant that it was quite off on the left. But that was a test piece, or had become one, because I’d used my embossing buddy and smeared the archival black ink. It’s essential that it’s completely dry before you use the buddy – for the replacement I used the heat tool on the lowest setting!

I added the evergreens, also in tranquil tide and then mounted this piece on a piece of gold foil to match the flames. The finishing touch was a little bow using the real red 1/8 inch solid ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

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