For example you can use candles, lanterns or stars on your entry - I'm sure you'll think of some others. I almost went for a Nativity image where the stable was bathed in a lovely glow, so there's another idea for you.
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This is my DT card, the light here was dreadful when I took the photo needless to say:
- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style
- a piece of white card stock, die cut using a Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle die, backed with a panel of white fun foam and glued onto the card front
- Memory Box 'Glowing Candles' die which I die cut from white, silver and green snippets
- the first layer I glued in place was the green layer with all the pieces still in place apart from the white parts of the candles. The Woodware Ultra Fine glue applicator was invaluable when layering up this intricate die
- next took the silver die cut and snipped off the little branches and poked out all the loose pieces then glued it on top of the green layer
- then poked out the six white candle pieces from the white layer and coated them with clear Wink of Stella before gluing them into the silver apertures. For once I thought ahead :)
- added little red pearlescent gems to the ends of the branches and just a few on the main part of the holly arrangement
- I wanted quite small, raised and very shiny silver lettering so added a peel off sentiment in the top left corner
- final touch was to add some Stickles to the candle flames. The yellow I have would be too bright and the lemon too pale, so I mixed a little blob of both together on a scrap of paper and applied the mix with a very fine paintbrush
I hold my hands up and confess that I got the basis for this card design from the super-talented Loll. I've had my die since October 2013 and this is only the third time I've used it, bad me! Thanks for the inspiration Loll (you popped up on Pinterest when I was looking for general ideas for candles on cards), I loved your card and also it was time to give the die another outing!