©Candles in the Garden. RIC94 - MFT Lace Background and Flutter of Butterflies Die-Namics.

Runway Inspired Challenge #94

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Ellen Hutson!

Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC94 - MFT Lace Background and Flutter of Butterflies Die-Namics.

This card came together really quickly – I used the model’s dress as a starting point and began by stamping the Lace Background from My Favorite Things with white pigment ink onto a panel of kraft cardstock. I then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC94 - MFT Lace Background and Flutter of Butterflies Die-Namics.

I foam mounted the panel to a white card base and then die-cut a butterfly from the Lace Flutter of Butterflies, also by My Favorite Things, out of black cardstock. I punched a smaller butterfly from the same black cardstock and adhered both to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC94 - MFT Lace Background and Flutter of Butterflies Die-Namics.

The sentiment was cobbled together from a cork shape out of the Elle’s Studio Thankful set and a sticker that I had in my stash. Both were adhered together before being mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC94 - MFT Lace Background and Flutter of Butterflies Die-Namics.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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©Candles in the Garden. RIC93 - Waltzingmouse Stamps and Penny Black Dies.

Runway Inspired Challenge #93

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a guest spot on the challenge itself!

Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC93 - Waltzingmouse Stamps and Penny Black Dies.

So, this is a slightly less literal take on the challenge, although I have tried to stick to the general colour scheme. I’m always looking for ways to use stamps that I haven’t touched for a while and the Runway Inspired Challenge always helps me to do that!

©Candles in the Garden. RIC93 - Waltzingmouse Stamps and Penny Black Dies.

I dug out the Waltzingmouse Stamps Fine Feathers stamp set and a really basic heart shaped mask that I’d cut out from a piece of paper. I secured the mask to a white card base and began stamping the feathers across the heart with a range of Distress Inks.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC93 - Waltzingmouse Stamps and Penny Black Dies.

I made sure to overlap the stamping with each impression, and removed the mask when I was done. I really liked the look of what was left on the card and almost wanted to leave it there! But, instead I moved on to create a subtle sentiment.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC93 - Waltzingmouse Stamps and Penny Black Dies.

I die-cut one of the sentiments from Penny Black’s Words of Gratitude out of black cardstock and adhered it to the card front, leaving the edges to curl up slightly.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC93 - Waltzingmouse Stamps and Penny Black Dies.

To finish, I added a wood veneer arrow, a gemstone, a sequin and an enamel dot, again in colours that matched the model’s dress.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC92 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using My Favorite Things Stamps and Simon Says Stamp Hello die.

Runway Inspired Challenge #92

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Ellen Hutson.

Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC92 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using My Favorite Things Stamps and Simon Says Stamp Hello die.

I took the colourways from the model’s dress and tried to echo them on this fabulous Etched Flower background stamp from My Favorite Things.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC92 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using My Favorite Things Stamps and Simon Says Stamp Hello die.

I began by stamping the background onto a panel of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink, sprinkling with clear embossing powder and heat setting.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC92 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using My Favorite Things Stamps and Simon Says Stamp Hello die.

I used different shades of ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens to paint areas of the stamped image and adding a lot of water for a subtle wash – I also painted some areas in gold using No 90 from my Gansai Tambi watercolour palette.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC92 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using My Favorite Things Stamps and Simon Says Stamp Hello die.

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and adhered to the front, only adding the adhesive to the centre so that the edges would curl up slightly.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC92 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using My Favorite Things Stamps and Simon Says Stamp Hello die.

To finish, I adhered a red die-cut piece created using the large Hello die from Simon Says Stamp.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC90 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using Waffle Flower Stamps.

Runway Inspired Challenge #90

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Ellen Hutson.

Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC90 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using Waffle Flower Stamps.

I chose to go for a really clean and simple take on this week’s challenge, though there are so many gorgeous ways that the model’s outfit can be interpreted! I was drawn to the colourways in the bottom half of the dress and began by tracing around an oval die onto a piece of white cardstock as a guide for stamping the floral wreath.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC90 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using Waffle Flower Stamps.

I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s Love Blossoms set in the centre of the oval guideline and then stamped images from Waffler Flower’s Loved set with Distress Inks.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC90 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using Waffle Flower Stamps.

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and then foam mounted to the front. I also stamped the two roundest flowers with yellow dye ink onto a separate piece of cardstock and used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC90 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using Waffle Flower Stamps.

The flowers were then foam mounted to the card and I brushed with clear Wink of Stella before coating with Glossy Accents.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC90 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson, using Waffle Flower Stamps.

To finish, I added some gold and pink enamel dots!

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC89 - Sponsored by FishScraps.

Runway Inspired Challenge #89

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from FishScraps.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC89 - Sponsored by FishScraps.

I used the Beach Typography Word Art and uploaded it in my Silhouette Design Studio software to turn it into something I could cut, rather than print. I had to add the little connectors to some of the words so that it could be one whole piece rather than lots of little ones…

©Candles in the Garden. RIC89 - Sponsored by FishScraps.

For my background, I simply added droplets of reinkers onto a piece of acetate, spritzed with water and transferred the inky goodness to a panel of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC89 - Sponsored by FishScraps.

I heat set the panel before trimming it down to slightly smaller than my card base. I then adhered it straight down and foam mounted the die cut phrase on top.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC89 - Sponsored by FishScraps.

For a bit of interest, I flicked small dots of black ink onto the design and then added some black gemstones.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC89 - Sponsored by FishScraps.

To finished, I adhered two wood veneer people in the top right hand corner, painted on some gold Wink of Stella and sealed it with Glossy Accents.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

Runway Inspired Challenge #88

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Ellen Hutson.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

I love the colours on the model’s dress, from the stark black lines through to the maroony-reds and greeny-yellows. This is what I used as the inspiration for my card, which is super simple to create. I began by stamping the largest doily from Penny Black’s 30-237 Dazzlers set with black onto a piece of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

Then I cut the panel into two pieces, one wider than the other. On the wider one, I stamped a sentiment from the 30-105 Gratitude set. I then added a few ink droplets using Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress Inks for some interest and then set both pieces aside.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

On a white card base, I masked off an area with postit notes and blended the same colour Distress Inks together from top to bottom. I didn’t need to do this across the whole card as I knew only a small slither of it was going to show through 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

I removed the postit notes and went over the blended ink area with a clear Wink of Stella pen for a bit of sparkle. I then foam mounted the two stamped panels onto the card base, revealing a bit of the colour through the middle of the doily.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC88 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson. Penny Black Stamps.

To finish, I added so matching sequins!

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC87 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

Runway Inspired Challenge #87

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Simon Says Stamp.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC87 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I was immediately drawn to the top half of the model’s outfit and tried to emulate that with some embossing paste and and a stencil 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC87 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I swiped some silver embossing paste through the Memory Box Flourish stencil onto a piece of lightweight vellum. After removing the stencil, I sprinkled the paste with a silver tinsel embossing powder and set aside to dry. Once the embossing paste had dried, I heat set the embossing powder that was sitting on top – I did this afterwards because I didn’t want the molten effect that you sometimes get when you heat set embossing paste.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC87 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I trimmed the piece of vellum down to slightly smaller than an A2 card base and foam mounted to the front. I used a Pierced Rectangle Frame die from My Favorite Things to die-cut a white frame and mounted that at an angle on top of the vellum piece.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC87 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped the Watercolor Flowers with various dye inks from My Favorite Things, fussy cut them out and adhered them in a cluster at the bottom of the rectangle frame. The large die-cut sentiment comes from the Stars and Wishes set and the smaller one comes from Count The Stars.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC87 - Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

To finish the card, I added some small pearls.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC86 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson.

Runway Inspired Challenge #86

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Ellen Hutson.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC86 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson.

I began by stamping the Impression Obsession Damask Background with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink onto black cardstock, and then brushing with Gold Perfect Pearls.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC86 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson.

I set the Perfect Pearls with a light mist of water and then used the smaller frame die from Avery Elle’s Finished Frames to die-cut a panel from the inked background.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC86 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson.

I added some ink splats to a white card base and the foam mounted the panel to the centre. I then used the solid and lace versions of the My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies to die-cut the butterfly shapes out of co-ordinating vellum and cardstock. These were adhered together and then stuck to the panel.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC86 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson.

The sentiment, which comes from Altenew’s Label Love, was first stamped onto a piece of white cardstock, trimmed and then foam mounted.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC86 - Sponsored by Ellen Hutson.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC85 - Sponsored by Winnie and Walter.

Runway Inspired Challenge #85

Hello there – just popping by to share the card I made for this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge. We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from our fabulous sponsor Winnie & Walter.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC85 - Sponsored by Winnie and Walter.

I began by stamping the outline leafy canopy image from A Tree for All Seasons onto a piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then stamped the tree from the same set on top of the canopy image.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC85 - Sponsored by Winnie and Walter.

I coloured the leaves with various Copic markers. I used a light blue marker around the outside of the tree, echoing the model’s outfit. I then added some Diamond Stickles to the leaves and set aside to dry.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC85 - Sponsored by Winnie and Walter.

I used the largest frame die from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways to trim a panel of cardstock down to slightly smaller than my card base, and then used a circle die to die-cut an aperture, through which you would see the sparkly tree!

©Candles in the Garden. RIC85 - Sponsored by Winnie and Walter.

I partially stamped the same tree onto the die-cut panel so that it would look like the image was continuing, and added a sentiment beneath it. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the aperture and added lots of foam tape around it and on the back of the panel so that I could create a shaker card.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC85 - Sponsored by Winnie and Walter.

Once the coloured tree image was dry, I stuck it straight down onto a card base and brushed it lightly with my powder tool, as my shaker would be made up of glitter and sequins – I didn’t want the glitter to cling where it shouldn’t! I foam mounted the die-cut panel on top, ensuring the trees lined up.

To finish, I added some sequins and enamel dots.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win! I also wanted to welcome our newest team member Heather Hoffman from House’s Built of Cards – this girl is amazingly talented and we’re please to have her on the DT!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC84 - custom coloured panel die-cut with Multifaceted Cutwaway from Winnie and Walter.

Runway Inspired Challenge #84

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from Ellen Hutson.

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Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. RIC84 - custom coloured panel die-cut with Multifaceted Cutwaway from Winnie and Walter.

I love the colours on the model’s outfit and chose three Distress Inks that I thought matched the closest to create a custom coloured panel (Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon). I swiped the ink pads onto a piece of cardstock and spritzed with water to blend the colours a little.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC84 - custom coloured panel die-cut with Multifaceted Cutwaway from Winnie and Walter.

I heat set the inked panel and then used the Winnie and Walter Multifaceted Cutaway to die-cut the triangular shapes – I was left with the pieces for this card and the frame for another 😉

©Candles in the Garden. RIC84 - custom coloured panel die-cut with Multifaceted Cutwaway from Winnie and Walter.

I used the same die on some pearlescent paper and this time retained the frame – I dotted some liquid glue onto it and adhered it to a card base, leaving the edges free from glue. I cut away some parts of the frame for a bit of interest.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC84 - custom coloured panel die-cut with Multifaceted Cutwaway from Winnie and Walter.

I then inlaid some of the coloured pieces back onto the card and moved onto the sentiment. This came from WPlus9’s Written on Ribbon set and was stamped onto black cardstock with Versamark, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. RIC84 - custom coloured panel die-cut with Multifaceted Cutwaway from Winnie and Walter.

I trimmed the sentiment into two strips and foam mounted to the card with some twine. To finish, I added a few sequins.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉