Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dies R Us ~ A Candle For All Seasons

Good morning friends~  I'm up over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and I've got some ideas on using one die for many different occasions.  

Today's focus is on using Dee's Distinctively Dies ~ Candle Set.
First, let's talk about this fabulous candle!  I love the options with this set as there are two different styles of drips.  You can use only one or stack them for a more layered look.  The same with the flame.  Having the smaller flame adds even more dimension to this already awesome candle!! 

Lets get started with the first card.
Shedding light on a Halloween-ish card:

 A Festive Christmas Card:
I used Elizabeth Craft Leaf and Berry BranchesDee's Distinctively Dies Wreath BuilderCheery Lynn Floral Bouquet and Elizabeth Craft Designs Pinecone.  The gold sprigs are cut using Impression Obsession Small Grass.  I added some red and gold stickles to the various berries on this card.
Edited to add:  because of the plaid background and good timing, I'll also be adding this card to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

 A Pretty Springtime Card:
I used Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet on this spring colored card and added more colorful stickles to the berries and main flower. 

A festive Thanksgiving Card:

 A Wintery Snowflake Card:
I used Poppystamps Crystal Snowflake Corner Frame and Cheery Lynn Olive Branches on this card.  I added some gems to the centers of some snowflakes and added clear glitter to the dove.  

Today's Creative Tip:  I cut all of the candles out of white card stock and colored them in using Copic Markers.  On some of the candles, I added heat embossed details according to what occasion the card was going to be used for.  The Christmas candle got a gold swirl treatment, the Thanksgiving candle got some gold stripes and the snowflake candle got some pretty silver snowflakes.  Look at the detail on each of the candles to see how they are "dressed up" for the occasion.  I also added some Wink Of Stella to the flames on each candle to make them sparkle.  

Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:

Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 
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    I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenge:
    Word Art Wednesday

    Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


    Conniecrafter said...

    Fantastic post and such beautiful and great ideas on how to use these dies all year long, wonderful embellishing on everyone of them!!

    Nancy Penir said...

    Birgit, picking up my jaw! Wow! These are gorgeous, amazing, seasonal, omgoodness, all fabulous! The last, with the silver snowflake frame just left my jaw on the ground!

    Janice said...

    Wow....what a great read you have given us today Birgit! How lovely to see a variety of cards for different occasions, all using the same lantern die, I love them all!

    Unknown said...

    YOWZA! You really know how to showcase a die! These are fabulous cards, each one prettier than the last! Love them all! Fabulous details and use of dies--all of them!

    Esther Asbury said...

    Wow! Lots of great inspiration for using the candle die! My favorite is the Thanksgiving one!

    Nicole Parmentier said...

    Awesome cards! They are all so different but still with the same concept. Love that! The first one is my favorite because of the beautiful sentiment you used!!

    Donna Ellis said...

    wowser! Fantastic use of the beautiful candle and other sets! WOW! I love how you have used a variety of colors in your card to set a different mood and use for the same die cut! Beautifully designed cards, Birgit! hugs, de

    Colleen said...

    OMG Birgit, these are all amazing, I think I need that die, it makes the perfect Christmas card! But all of yours are stunning!!

    Linda said...

    Birgit, these are such fabulous cards that you have made with that lovely candle. And love the plaid you used for your Merry Monday card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

    Marcia Hill said...

    Came by to see your plaid Christmas card and was delighted to see 5 beautiful cards! WOW Birgit...each one of these is just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing the plaid one with us at Merry Mondays!! :0)

    Notes by Nina said...

    Lovely set of cards, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

    Jan Clothier said...

    The candle die is a stunner. I like the design of your plaid card - good layout.

    Karen Letchworth said...

    This is beautiful, Birgit. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and play along with us. I hope that you'll join us again soon. I love seeing your lovely cards and creations.
    Word Art Wednesday

    Kathy Schweinfurth said...

    Birgit, your cards are ALL amazing!!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday :)

    Jo Ann said...

    Wow! Every single one of them is gorgeous. Love them all! We are so blessed you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new Challenge just started today and will be glad to have you linked with us again. Leaving you an encouragement from God's Word found in Isaiah 12:2 which tells us, "Behold, God is my salvation,I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation." Have a great week.

    JO ANN