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


  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.

  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!

  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!

  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

  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!

  6. This is probably my favorite card that I've seen with these candy canes! I LOVE the addition of the gold accents! Perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  7. This is probably my most favorite card I've seen made with these candy canes! The gold accents are absolutely fabulous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  8. Super great card Amanda, I love the roughed up edges of the soft succulent and that snowflake in behind those great candy canes! Congrats on the win :)


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