This is a Christmas card with a Penny Black Stamp that I bought at the NEC last month. Lots of the ideas I've used were from a sample card that they had on the stall, which I fell in love with, so I'm not taking credit for any originality!! This includes the 'block printed' background paper which was one of the ideas from the sample card.
And as Sweet Stampin's theme this week is make your own background paper I'm entering it into their current challenge! I made the paper by cutting a diamond from some cut'n'dry and just stamped it roughly. I then added a border of glitter with stickles. The image itself was very simply done by using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and stamping it up! I then masked out the flame with a circle and sponged the edges with more distress ink to get the halo effect for the flame's glow. Lots of stickle on the candle and that was that! Easy peasy!