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.
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)