Sunday, December 12, 2010
Candy Cane Christmas a la Verve
I decided to use candy canes as my inspiration for this card. You can't go anywhere at this time of year without seeing them. Plus, I just happened to be nibbling on a small one as I was looking at the sketch and wondering what to use as my inspiration. This it was meant to be LOL!
However, I had no striped red and white paper in my stash, so I opted for some red polka dotted paper instead. Not exactly stripes, but if you stare at those polka dots long enough they start to form vertical lines which can easily lead to stripes.....okay, so I'm stretching things a bit, but necessity is the mother of invention, right?! LOL :)
Not having any candy cane images in my stash, was my next issue so I used this gift image from Seasons Sketches instead. It is one of the very first Stampin' Up sets I ever purchased and I still enjoy using it. I added silver accents as my third colour, but couldn't figure out what to add to the image panel as it seemed a bit dull, or is it just me?
Well, that's it for today. Off to bake some more gingerbread and sugar cookies so the daycare kids can decorate them after school and we can have some left over for ourselves! Have a great day :)
What's In It?
Stamps: (SU) Seasons Sketches, Hero Arts
Paper: Recollections DP, Real Red, Brushed Silver
Ink: Black, Silver
Accessories: Crimper, Half Pearls, Red Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals