The More Candles...

My inspiration for this card came from the SP Color Combo #142 Challenge.  I'm also entering it in two more challenges: CMC Anything Goes Challenge #68 and MarkerPop's Party Time Challenge #23

I just love this color combination!  It's perfect for a birthday card and it gave me an opportunity to practice my Copic coloring technique.

When I chose to use the sentiment from the SP&Co Bold Sentiments III - Birthdays set, I knew the main image of the card had to be candles... and lots of them!

The candles are from a stamp set I had in my stash.  The candles and sentiment are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

There wasn't enough room to put two rows of candles without cutting off the image so I had to stagger them slightly.  To fill the void, I added stars from the SP&Co Ornamental Trees set, stamped in SP In Color Ocean Waves and Avocado Green (hint hint... see color combo above), and Versa Magic Sea Breeze chalk inks.

I used the following Copics to color in the candles: Y11/13/15; BG10/11/32; R81/83/85; YG03/25; and V12/15/17.

To give the card dimension, I raised the sentiment layer with pop dots and added two SP In Color buttons in ocean waves and flamingo pink.  White gel pen stitch marks finish out the card.

I really like how this card turned out.  It's cheerful and happy, no matter what the age.  Here's another close up...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love it!xxooxx Aunt Rita

    1. Thanks, Aunt Rita! You're the best. I really appreciate your support of Haystack Cards!

  2. LOVE IT! You nailed that color combo, Jennifer. Great job!

  3. Just so cute. Thanks for joining us at CMC. Love seeing your creation, good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  4. So cute, just love all those candles!
    Thanks for playing along with the MarkerPOP! challenge! :)



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