Monday, August 27, 2012

Quilled Candle Happy Birthday Letterpress Blue Card

Before I get to my card, I want to give a shout out to sweet, sweet Laine from Hugs4theHeart Designs! I was lucky enough to win a giveaway on her blog and I want to show you how generous of a prize giver she is:
Can you believe it?! I got 4 different sets of stamps, a sampler of ribbon, mixed beads, and a super vintage and gorgeous thank you tag! I will be putting them all to good use in the near future! I would highly recommend that you visit her to see her versatile crafting--by versatile I mean that she makes everything from cards to beautifully altered boxes and creating different wall art. Who knows, you may get your next spark of creativity from her! Thank you, Laine, and you ROCK! :)))))

Here is my card--I bought the Lifestyles Letterpress Starter Kit a while back to use with my Cuttlebug. It took some adjusting, but came out pretty good in the end. It's hard to see the depth of the debossing in pictures, sorry!

It's a blue candle for a guy--4 rolled coils with glittered centers. Heavyweight card stock (140 lbs) sits on top of blue card stock (80 lbs). You really do need the super heavy and thick card stock when working with letterpress. 

This was given to one of my housemates to give to his dad's birthday, so it was typed in Chinese and printed out--says, Wishing you a happy birthday, daddy! You read it from right to left, top to bottom.

Entered in:
-Challenges 4 Everybody #1 Anything Goes
-Amusing Challenges Anything Goes
-The Crazy Challenge #127 Anything Goes
-Make It Monday #104 Anything Goes


  1. Congrats! on winning Laine's swag! Great card!! Love the colors!

    Loves Happy Hour

  2. Hello,hello,
    I 've been missing you a lot but with the hard heat we've been passing through ,I stayed away from PC as it really felt imposible to stay near it(it's an old model and he spread some warm air from the unit)
    First of all I am so pleased with this simple but elegant,beautiful colours' card .Gliter makes it beautiful and so real!!!!!
    I am so happy of all you told me and it seems you and Dmitry are on the most beautiful love path that has a sweet top "prezent" right in front and maybe,not so very far(you know what I mean,of course,aren't you?)
    I started this cooler morning with those few lines for you and I hope you'll be "coming "sooner as it is a pleasure to hear news from you!
    cheers and hugs,

  3. Congrats on your win dearest:)Deserved:) Enjoy your beautiful stamps:)
    Your new card is so sweet:)I like your quilling candle:)

  4. Great win and can I just say I love your quilled cards. They are so beautiful. TFS

  5. congrats on your win, love your card to !!!

  6. WOW, what a gorgeous CAS card! The little candle is beautiful! I spotted your card on MIM

  7. Oh this is gorgeous! I love your clean design.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


  8. I saw your fabulous card at MIM!

  9. What a lovely lot of stash you have there, grats on the win. Your card is so different so simple and elegant and clever to get the writing done on the inside like that. Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
    good luck!
    Sandy :)

  10. I spotted your card on MIM and just had to pop over to take a closer look. This card is just fab! A super clean and simple card :) Hatty xxxx

  11. your card looks so different and it might require different Gift Card envelopes.

  12. specialty..kk..really loving the card its simple yet elegant. beautiful. Also congrats on ur win.its a pretty nice prize.heheh
    visiting through MIM.


  13. This is so striking - I used to quill as a teenager but nothing this neat! Thanks for joining my Anything Goes Amusing Challenges this week - I'm so glad you joined in on the fun!

  14. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!


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