Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Candy Canes

Yesterday I was looking through my pile of completed Christmas cards and realized that I had very few cards with candy cane images.... so I decided to create this one and play along with the holiday food challenge at Jingle Belles. I began by cutting candy cane shapes from red cardstock and added white gel pen stripes. I didn't like the gel pen stripes...they were too faint. So I covered the stripes with paint instead.  I cut red cardstock into three pieces and matted each with white cardstock. Next I attached the tips of the candy canes to the two lower pieces of red cardstock. I dry embossed green cardstock and layered the red and white pieces over it and added the holly, bows and the sentiment. I wasn't sure that I liked the addition of the green, but without it there was just too much white. Also, now that I look at it, I wish I would have used my sewing machine instead of the gel pen to add the stitching around the outer edges(including the green), but I guess it's too late now.


  1. well i ♥LOVE♥ the green, especially now that i know it was embossed and not hand-woven!!! (i'm still having flashbacks from the last time i wove something... lol... kinda...) everything about this is clever and fabulous and so very *YOU* which is why it's awesome! (plus it's abrilliant addition to our JINGLE BELLES feast, too!) ♥

  2. Love the embossed texture on the green ... and kudos to you for creating your own candy canes ... always glad when you join us at jingle belles.