Thursday, November 17, 2022

Vintage Candy Canes - Stampin' Up! Sweet Candy Canes

   I'm squeaking in just under the wire for the TGIF Challenges today!  I combined their fun sketch with the colors over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I loved the vintage feel to this color combo and I played it up with a layers and distressing.


  The base is Very Vanilla thick and then a slightly smaller layer of Soft Succulent.  I distressed the top and bottom edges, stamped the big Snow Crystal snowflake in Evening Evergreen and then added some more shading with a blending brush and Soft Succulent ink.

  The candy canes are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and die cut. I sponged a tiny bit of Crumb Cake ink around the edges to soften them a bit. Next, I layered them behind the sentiment that's accented with a piece of gold ribbon and popped on dimensionals.

  I cut a snowflake from Gold Shimmer paper and added that to the edge of the sentiment with a mini dimensional.  I finished off the details with a linen thread bow on the candy canes and then some retired red shimmer dots.

  I really like how this one came together with the fun sparkle and vintage feel.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Candy Canes, Snow Crystal

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen

Paper: Very Vanilla thick, Very Vanilla, Soft Succulent, Gold Glimmer paper

Accessories: Candy Canes dies, Frosted Flurry dies, Gold Shimmer ribbon, dimensionals, linen thread, red shimmer adhesive dots




5 comments:

  1. I love the vintage technique you used. So many great details, layers and textures make it a standout Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  2. Just beautiful, Amanda! I'm having so much fun with this set, love it in our colors! Great distressing detail, too! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  3. Gorgeous card!! I LOVE the use of the Very Vanilla to give it a bit of a vintage look. The distressing also adds great interest to your card. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  4. I love this card - our colours look so gorgeous here - I love that distressed background too with the torn edges. Thanks for playing along with us at HSS this week

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  5. I love this card Amanda! The snowflake behind really adds a lot and your use of the colors is spot on . Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge this week!

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