Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Christmas Candy Cane for CAS Christmas

Hi there.

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas.

This month, my good friend Nance is hosting.

I used a new to me stamp and die set from Spellbinders, 
stamping one of the candy canes with Archival ink.

When the ink was dry, I used SU markers to color the stripes with red
and adding more striped in green.  I outlined the green stripes with
a fine line marker.

To make it shiny like a real candy cane, I smooshed the dried candy cane into
an embossing pad and used clear powder to heat emboss it.

The bits of foliage were already punched out. Lucky me!

The Nuvo drops gave me a hard time.  When you want them this close
together, you need to let each dry before adding another.  Otherwise you end
up with a big glop that needs to be removed very carefully!

Here's a close up so you can see the shine and the not so great berries.

Our fabulous Design Team as well as our talented Guest Designer, Birgit
have some awesome inspiration to show you at the challenge.

Hope to see you over at
The challenge is open until the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Candy Canes (Splbndr), Believe (PB) 
Ink:  Real Red, Cucumber Crush (SU Markers),  WOW Emb. Pad
Paper:   Neenah, Textured White (Darice)
Other:  Christmas Candy Canes Die (Splbndr), Holly Punch, Pine Branch Punch (MS), Clear EP, Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red), Red Twine (Ali)


Loll said...

I LOVE traditional red and green Christmas cards the best and this one is AWESOME! LOVE the sweet (pardon the pun) candy cane ... so adorable with the added shine and foliage. I love the way you've stamped your sentiment in the two colours as well. Fantastic design, my sweet friend! xx

Marcia Hill said...

Sweet, sweet card Bonnie! I love that your candy cane has red & green stripes and that you used both colors for your sentiment too!! And I think your berries look lovely!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, what a perfect candy cane, I love the shine from the embossing powder and your sentiment is amazing with the two colours :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful and elegant card Bonnie.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

Shiny, and delightful, Bonnie! What Christmas would be complete without them?

JosieD said...

A merry, happy card with lots of special Bonnie touches to make it sing! The shine, bow, berries (with glop free tip!), bits of foliage and the big hit...stamping lovely sentiment in 2 colors, as several mentioned.

jimlynn said...

Cute sentiment and that candy cane looks delicious! Great card.

Trina P. said...

A fabulous festive Christmas card in traditional red/green colours, Bonnie. Love all the details from the clear embossing to the Nuvo drops to the outlining and the foliage. So cool how you stamped the sentiment, too. xx

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card. Love your red and green stripes on the candy cane. Love the two tone sentiment too. TFS

Sandy said...

I do prefer the traditional Christmas colors. And the script with sentiment is fabulous!!
Sandy xx

Colleen said...

I have tried nuvo drops or even the stickles and they are all the same, let one dry before adding another...yours look like each red berry individually, so great job! With your description I have a feeling you maybe learned the hard way! tee hee. Candy Canes certainly scream "Christmas"! Awesome card for this sweet challenge! Have a fabulous week, Bonnie. Heart Hugs, Col

Nstiz said...

I love how neat and clean this look, Bonnie. Also love that you added extra stripes. This is so festive and love how you stamped that sentiment in two colors. I have that stamp set so thanks for the inspiration!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab candy cane, Bonnie - just love how you embossed and decorated it!! Having been a victim of blobby Nuvo, thanks for the reminder on separate drying!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous candy cane Bonnie - and thanks for the tip about letting any liquid pearls dry individually before adding more.... I have had a few sticky messes to remove over the years.

oldpunca said...

Your candy cane looks delicious. An amazing christmas card!
Have a nice day,

Vicky Hayes said...

So beautifully laid out Bonnie with the sentiment looking like an integral part of the design. Love the shine and texture - and thanks for sharing your Nuvo Drops wisdom!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a shiny and pretty candy cane, Bonnie! I'm not a big fan of hard candy, but I love this candy cane! Added foliage makes the candy look more merry, and I love the fabulous design (placement of the candy and the sentiment, and the 2-tone colors of the sentiment).
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Striking CAS Christmas card with a wonderful traditional colourway. Love how you coloured the cane and the sentiment and glad the Novo drops eventually worked. Stunning card x.

Barb Ghig said...

Another beautiful Christmas card, Bonnie! Your candy cane is perfect with traditional holiday colors. and I love how you added all the lovely foliage! I also love how you stamped the sentiment in red and green...so festive! Barb xx

Jo said...

Love all the harmony in this special treat. The two tones make this card truly a beauty. A festive piece with so much interest and detail. Gorgeous! xx

BożenA said...

Well made card, I love how you used this stamp. Sentiment is perfectly chosen