Arise, Shine for Thy Light is Come!

Happy Monday Morning to you! I had some much needed time at my stamp desk this weekend, and I’ve got something Sweet ‘n Sassy to share this morning! I’m one of 36 fun stops on the Sweet ‘n Sassy 4th Birthday Blog Hop!

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Korin (the beautiful inside and out owner) since almost day one of Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. She’s a lady that is full of great ideas, joy and grace. I adore working with her, and I was very happy when she asked me if I would help them celebrate their birthday because I had several Sweet ‘n Sassy sets that needed some ink!

For my card I used the Christmas Light set and die. I *love* this set. I was so impressed with how easy it was to cut the candle die with all of it’s detail and then stamp perfectly into the die cut piece of cardstock. The stamps are clear, and it worked beautifully the first time!

My candle image is colored with Copic Marker and set with Echo Park paper. The kraft colored doily is from my stash of Maya Road, and the Small Scalloped  Border die cut is from MFT.

The thing that I really love about this card is that even with a few dimensionals, it’s relatively flat and has no hard embellishments…easy to mail. I think I’ll be making a few more because the image was really a cinch to color.

As I mentioned up above, we have 36 stops so the hop, and it will take place over three days – feel free to take your time visiting each blog!  You have until 11:59pm EST November 9th to leave comments on as many blogs as you can.  On Saturday, November 12th Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps will announce FOUR winners (chosen at random from comments on random stops along the hop); each lucky winner will receive a prize pack including stamps, dies, paper & twine valued at $40!

If you have been following along already you should have come from Mary Marsh.  If you stopped by to see me and want to start at the beginning, head to the SNSS blog and go from there.  Also, don’t forget to comment on as many stops as you can for your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs! :)

Your next stop on the hop is Kim O’Connell.  Just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this party train:

  • Stamps: Christmas Light stamp set & die bundle – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
  • Cardstock: XPress It Blending Card & Echo Park Christmas
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
  • Accs: Mini Scalloped Border Dienamics – MFT, Kraft doily – Maya Road and Copic Markers (YG61, YG63, YG67, R30, R32, R35, R37, B61, YR30, YR31, Y23 and Y28)

82 Responses to Arise, Shine for Thy Light is Come!

  1. The stitching is awesome on this holiday beauty!

  2. Beautiful Lori! I love the paper behind the candle image, adds so much texture to the overall design.

  3. Your card is so pretty! And, now due to your title, Season of Light will be in my head all day! LOL!

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  5. this is a beautiful card Lori-I love this stamp & die set myself-

  6. Beautiful coloring and lovely card.
    Hugs and smiles

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  8. Gorgeous card and the kraft is back. I knew you wouldn’t be able to go without it for long. Have a great Monday.

  9. What an elegant card for the holidays!!
    S. Kennedy

  10. I love the way you did the card. Always love new ideas.

  11. This card is elegant! I am always looking for card that can easily be mailed, so thanks for this one!

  12. This is so gorgeous Lori – I love how warm it looks and the stitching makes it so elegant.

    I agree with you about that candle and die – they are a dream. Love that set.

  13. Love your card, thank you so much for sharing it.

  14. Beautiful coloring Lori and such a pretty design!!

  15. This is such a pretty card. I love how the candle is backed by such a pretty paper. Lovely!

  16. Such a lovely card Lori. The coloring is fabulous and the stitching is perfect! Such pretty papers. :o)

  17. Lovely layout! always admire sewing :D

  18. Hello,
    Beautiful soft colors and the detail is wonderful!
    Wishing you a happy day!
    Hugs,
    Barbara Diane

  19. Such a lovely traditional Christmas card…super colouring:)

  20. Gorgeous. Just the right amount of detail.
    Love it,
    em

  21. Caity Sue Treadwell

    I love the card. Nice job on coloring! I love Copic markers.

  22. a beautiful and elegant christmas-card!

    GREAT job!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  23. Miriam Prantner

    What a pretty card!

  24. Gorgeous card with warm colors.

  25. Beautiful card!

    Chris L.

  26. This is gorgeous.

  27. Very pretty–great coloring and stitching.

  28. Lovely card!!! the stitching is fabulous! :-)

  29. Your card is beautiful, Lori. The paper you chose is lovely, and the stitching along with your gorgeous Copic coloring bring everything together just perfectly. A warm and wonderful creation for this special hop! Thanks for sharing!!!

  30. Love your card. Love the title of your card!!! Such pretty coloring on the image. Love the die cut behind the candle as well!

  31. Gorgeous image!

    ps – Your avatar is fabulous here on your blog!

  32. such great embellishments on your card.. the finished product is so lovely…

  33. Very soft and pretty and the stitching is such a pretty touch!

  34. This card reminds me of the song” This little light of mine. I gonna let it shine!” Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.

  35. I love your card. Really pretty.

  36. I haven’t attempted stitching on cards yet, it really makes the layers stand out. As I posted on the last blogm the Christmas candle is a favorite image of mine showing us the Light of God’s Love. SNS reminds me of God’s Love everyday.

  37. Beautiful card! Love the design!

  38. Beautiful! LOVE your Christmas candle and all your fabulous stitching too!

  39. Wow, such a Beautiful Christmas card! Love your Wonderfully colored image! Fantastic choice of dp’s too! So lovely ad Elegant! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

  40. Love the card! Thanks for sharing!

  41. Lovely card! So elegant. Great coloring job also. :) Cheers

  42. Such details! This is really fantastic!

  43. Oh how pretty, Lori! I love that image and die but haven’t gotten it yet… it’s on my wish list for sure!!

  44. Lovely Lori! I like all the pretty patterned papers you used to accompany this elegant image.

  45. Very beautiful holiday card!

  46. Beautiful coloring image. Love the card.
    Blessings,
    Peggy Allen

  47. Lori, this is simply beautiful! I love your coloring…love the softness.

  48. The stitching is a perfect touch.

  49. Pretty, and I LOVE the DP

  50. Simply gorgeous Lori! That image is so nice- for holidays and everyday!! Love your card! :)

  51. This is so pretty and I love that diecut and stitching!

  52. Wonderful card. I love all the elements of this card and to know that it’s ‘flat’ so that it’s easier to mail….all the better!!

  53. Lori, love the clean and simple look to this creation. Makes the candle pop off the card, Great job!

  54. Stacia Thompson

    WOW! The sewing is fabulous!! A talent I wish I had! LOL Love the card.

  55. The use of different layers and textures brings a lot of interest to the card. I like the candle stamp, it looks so vintage. You did a wonderful job coloring it.
    I appreciate getting to see how you talented folks layer shapes and colors for a beautiful result. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  56. I just love this image and how you’ve used it to create this stunning Christmas card! Fabulous coloring and design, Lori!

  57. Lori I love the layout on this beautiful holiday card and your beautiful coloring of the candle image!

  58. Beautiful Christmas card! Love how the candle stands out! Great job on the stitching!

  59. Synthis Marsiglia

    I love the stichery look. :D

  60. I love that card and the stitching around it is magnificent. That is just a wonderful card. Thank you for sharing it with us
    Hugs Cathy

  61. I love this stamp! Very pretty Christmas card!

  62. I love it when they are easy to mail! : ) Thanks for sharing your pretty card.

  63. What a beautiful card! Love the candle! The colors seem soft and go so well with the whole layout of the card!! Stunning!

  64. I wish I could color as wonderfully as you. It almost looks like real wax dripping off the candle.

  65. Love all the stitching on this card! Your coloring is wonderful, that candle looks so real, and your DP’s accent everything just perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing:) Blessings!

  66. LOVE your card and I’m totally with you on FLAT cards…the stitching is wonderful, I’d LOVE to have a little sewing machine and take some classes just to put those touches on my own cards.

  67. Love the papers you used

  68. Beautiful!

  69. Ohhh Gorgeous, love the patterned paper behind the candle!

  70. Beautiful card. I love the attention to detail and precision. A girl after my own heart!

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