Candle-lit Christmas......

I've got another short-fall card for you today. I used that troublesome cartridge again...it's not often that I wish that I hadn't bought a cartridge but maybe this is one of them! If you don't use a relatively new mat, all the curly wurly bits get chewed up and you have to start again....and you can bet your bottom dollar that the chewin' up starts when the cut is almost complete, so you have to start again! Grrrr!!!!
Anway, back to the card. I cut the front down to 3 1/2" then adhered paper to the front and back. I cut a smaller rectangular panel and adhered the fillagree candle to it. The candle was cut (at the 3rd attempt!) from gold mirri, and I cut 2 more candles in pearlescent gold and red mirri card. I chopped them apart and adhered them to the back of the gold mirri candle. This was adhered to the smaller panel with foam pads. See that sentiment panel? If you look closer (click on the picture) you'll see that the sentiment was actually DRAWN! Some cuts don't survive if they are too intricate and being cut small. I have some Cri-Kit pens from Scappy-Go-Lucky UK , they are like mini gel pens, and you take the blade housing out, put the magnetic pen holder with the pen in it in it's place and press 'CUT'. The resultant image can then be cut by re-inserting the blade housing or (as I did) coloured in. I added some red Stickles to 'wishes' then adhered it to the card front. Some sumptuous ribbon, a poinsetta and some punched holly leaves complete the card.
Carts used:
Candle-Trim The Tree
Christmas Wishes (drawn with Cri-kit pens)-Winter Frolics
Thanks for visiting & have a great weekend!
Heather xxx

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