Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tealight Christmas Card - TPP#225

I had another play around tonight with Nance's Black Tie Challenge at The Paper Players to create a holiday project that is fancy!  I figure this fits the bill:-


It looks quite unassuming until you pop a battery tealight inside & light up the moon!


I wanted to create something a little different & used the recent JAI sketch as a rough starting point for my design.

http://www.just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/just-add-ink-244-just-add-sketch.html
 (Click on the graphic to go to the JAI challenge)

The starry night sky was created by punching Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with the Confetti Star Border Punch.  Each star was added using a teeny dob of Crystal Effects.  I used the large circle punch to create the moon aperture in the black cardstock layer, then used a slightly larger circle die to cut the corresponding openings in the white & cherry layers.  The sleigh image was stamped on the vellum with Staz On.  The house was stamped on whisper white cardstock with memento ink & coloured with Blendies.  Tiny pearls (coloured red) have been added to the fussy cut pine tree.  The banner end was cut with the hexagon punch & the house & tree are lifted up on dimensionals.

There are still a couple of days left to play in The Paper Players challenge which you can find by clicking on the graphic below:-


Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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9 comments:

Natalie Kennedy said...

How cool is this?! So brilliant, Helen!

Nance Leedy said...

Helen, I just had to pop over again and tell you how clever and wonderful this card is! I love the vibrant colors, the bitty stars and the light-up moon is truly brilliant. Love it and pinning it! Thanks for playing along again!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Helen! This card is fabulous! I love the illuminated moon...so clever! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Helen, this is just amazing! I love the illuminated moon! WOW! You are so creative! The little sleigh and the stars look fabulous, too! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Helen, this is just fabulous! Love the idea! Great colours. Hugs xxx

Daria said...

Beautiful and fun card! Thank you for explaining how you made it. I'd love to make one to keep as part of my Christmas decorations.

Daria said...

Thisi s such a fun and beautiful card! TFS.

wasamkins said...

Hi I came across your card via Pinterest. I love the lighted moon idea. Is there a tutorial for this card? How does the card close or does it stay open. Thanks

H2 :) said...

Hi wasamkins, it is just a basic top (or tent) fold card, with a battery tealight sitting inside. The stamped vellum layer is sandwiched between the white panel & the card base. All three layers (the red card base, the white panel & the decorated panel) have a circle opening cut in them to allow the light to show through. Hope this helps. :)