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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Festive Friday ~ an Element Challenge! Candy Canes!!

Another fun challenge over at the Festive Friday blog...this time it is all about the candy canes!!
                                                                        I pulled out my Friendship Jar:  Holiday fillers for the candy canes.  I embossed with white embossing powder onto white paper.  Then I took a red memento marker and colored in the stripes.  I cut around the canes so they would hang off the page.  I added some hibiscus burst paper to each side and a bow from Bells and Boughs, stamped in red ink.  I then pulled out the Tiny Tags and also Tiny Treats: Christmas for the sentiment.  I stamped it at an angle to keep with the stripes of the candy canes.  I used the super stripes impression plate (Papertrey ink) and daubed on some sweet blush in the raised areas of the stripes.  Thanks for taking a look!                                     

8 comments:

  1. Love the candy canes-( I have those as well) and the bow really sets them off! Great card.

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  2. Love how you cut out the candy cane to hang off the page. Really cute and creative.

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  3. Oh, I love how you cut the canes to hang off your panel, and the bow is the perfect finishing touch! So good to see you playing with us again this week!

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  4. Candy cane perfection! And the bow in pink? Pops!

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  5. I love that they are hanging off the panel like that - and I also love the subtle candy cane stripes on the background! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  6. I had to come and see your "great minds ... " card, Colleen, and I love it! It was my first time using those candy canes and I know it will be one of my favorites forever. Thank you for a great idea for another way to use it!!

    Have a blast with your BFF!! How fun that she's a card artist, too!! Darnell

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  7. This is beautiful! I pulled out the same set as I am limited on candy cane options! LOL!
    When I posted my card I saw that many of us did the same! Love how you mixed the pink in and cut around the canes too! Wonderful card! :)Jill

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  8. The bow and tag are adorable on your candy canes...such a nice way to finish them off! The pale pink stripes make a lovely background, too! Such a pretty card, Colleen! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Festive Friday!!!

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