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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Candy Canes

Tis the season!!!!!
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 I made this card with the Grand Candy Cane die from Memory Box.



I just love how this turned out!
 I die cut the candy cane 4 times with some cardboard backing that I had from a paper pad. I then die cut 2 more times with a striped designer paper. I glued these all together to make my 2 candy canes. I lightly painted the canes with some watered down Gesso (which I purchased at Michael's) and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink to "age" them a bit. I finished with some Antique Linen Distress glitter around the edges.

For the background, I sponged the edges of the designer paper with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then distressed the edges with my scissors. I also stenciled some words from the Christmas (Tim Holtz) stencil with Crackled Texture Paste (Dreamworks). After the paste dried, I colored the letters with Festive Berries Distress Ink(Ranger).





Lastly, I added Shabby White and Gold 
fran-tage, and some stars.
I tied my candy canes with red crinkle ribbon, twine, and 2 jingle bells. I adhered the bundled candy canes to the background paper and added a glittery sentiment!
Hope you like my mixed media Candy Canes card! I had so much fun making it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie

For items available at the 7KIDS Store that I used on my card, are linked below:

          Believe (Paper Sweeties)
Paper: Merriment (Tim Holtz)
Stencil: Christmas (Tim Holtz)
Crackled Texture Paste (Dreamworks)
Frantage: Shabby White, Shabby Gold (Stampendous)


7 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow Mackie this is FABulous!! I like your shabby background an those pretty pretty candy canes!!

Kelly Neis said...

I knew this was your card when I saw it! I love the mixed media style and the colors, wow this is a gorgeous card!! I love the background and the candy canes, so your style of creating, love it!!
Hugs Kelly xoxo

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Mackie! Love all the texture and beautiful background that you created! So creative and artsy!

Charlene said...

Stunning!! LOVE the texture and dimension!!

Brenda said...

Oh Mackie, I am loving how this card came out too!!! So beautiful and I am just loving the distressing and those candy canes! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Maria said...

What a fabulous creation! The background is absolutely stunning! So much beautiful detail...love it!:-)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! Love the gold glittered sentiment die cut from Paper Sweeties :)