Thursday, November 19, 2015


Hi everyone!
I'm here sharing a one layer birthday card using candles from the Happy Hanukkah stamp set by Whimsy Stamps.  I lined the individual candles on my MISTI, colored each one with a different distress marker, lightly spritzed the stamp then stamped.  I love the water color look you achieve when using distress markers.  This technique also allowed me to stamp each candle in a different color.

While I had the stamps already in place on my MISTI, I created another card.

This time stamping the candles  in black then using clear embossing powder.  I used Stitched Circle dies by Lil' Inker to cut out my circle.  Used distress inks to blend the color then inlaid the circle back in the cut out.  I layered 3 black circles underneath to add dimension.

I am adding both of these over at Seize the Birthday.  No toppings for me this time.

The first one I will pop over at "Just Us Girls"-Watercoloring

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Happy Hanukkah (Whimsy stamps)
Accessories:  Stitched Circles dies (Lil' Inker)


  1. Wow! Both of your cards look amazing! It's fun to see how you can use the same stamp in different ways. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  2. Great cards Kristie. Love the row of candles. I love how you did the blended background on the 2nd card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. Fabulous cards. I love the stamp - looks great in a variety of colours and also looks very striking stamped in black over the bright background. xx

  4. Oh I am loving both of these!! So cool!!

  5. Just gorgeous! LOVING the candles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. What fabulous cards Kristie - love the totally different ways you have used the candles.

  7. I love both of these! What a fabulous look with the colorful Distress markers. And I love the black candles lined up against the circle. I might have thought of lining up the candles - but it wouldn't have occurred to put them across a circle - it is such a fun, creative look!

  8. fabulous cards Kristie, long time from I stopped by so im off to see all your amazing cards, hugs and blessings ♥

  9. OH my Kristie - I see now how handy those Distress pens could be!!! Darling cards!

  10. Love the candles, these are pretty!

  11. Oh Kristie~ I love the pair of these cards! Love the way the candles continue on the base of the card as well! Super idea! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  12. Love your two versions of the birthday candles! So much fun!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!


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