Saturday, November 5, 2011

Candy Cane Fun....

I bought the Stocking Accents from the Holiday Mini and have had so much fun playing with it. Here is a cute candy cane card I made using the die.  We made this card in class and my customers thought it was a bit of work, but you can make these while you watch TV one evening.

Let's talk about the background on this one.  One day when friend Judy and I were stamping, we used some non-Stampin' Up! paper to "try" this card.  I had this designer paper on hand and used it.  But for class I wanted to use Stampin' Up! paper.  So for this card, first I stamped the little red images on Baja Breeze paper from the Subtles Patterns DSP Stack using the French Foliage set.  Then I ran it though the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and then I sanded it with a sanding block.  Look closely at these two cards.  Doesn't the "created" paper give the same effect as the original designer paper?
Here is a close-up of the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.
Now here is the candy cane.  For it, you need to cut both a red and a white one using the die and Big Shot.  Then cut off every one white one and glue it onto the red one.  That's what I meant about doing this while you watch TV or some other activity.  I tied a Baja Breeze seam tape ribbon around it.
Some might not think the Baja Breeze is a "traditional" Christmas color, but I like this card!! 

Well, more later.  Have a great day and come back soon!!  Smiles, Laura

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