Friday, 2 August 2013

FFC14 - Candy Cane


Time for a new Festive Friday challenge! This time it's an element challenge and the element is Candy Cane!

Candy Cane element



To create my big candy cane (so big you can only see a small part of it!), I cut one inch strips of MASK IT and placed them one inch apart. It was actually quite easy to make sure the stripes were parallel - I always stamp on a Stampin' Up pad of grid paper and so I just used repositionable tape to place my panel on the grid lines at a slight angle, and then use the grid lines to place the masks straight across the 'not-straight' panel.

Finally, I sponged in the remaining portions in Real Red, let it dry and stamped my favourite Stampabilities Merry Christmas.

I hope you'll come and play along with us - it's August now, my friends - November (the time when you'll panic if you haven't started your Christmas cards) is not that far away any more!



17 comments:

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I LOVE THIS.

When I started these, I wanted the element challenges to go beyond the obvious way of including whatever it was - exactly like you've done. It's SO PERFECT!!! And suits you so well.. beautiful, my friend!

Kathyk said...

Super card and a gr8 idea

Kathyk

Geri said...

A yummy candy cane this big would be the dream of EVERY little kid!!!

"Yummy" is the perfect word to explain this card! Your flawless sponging created such a nice deep hue of Real Red!

Yep, another card that has soared to the top of my "Ardyth" list :)

Kelly Griglione said...

A wonderful, micro-view of a candy cane!! So strong and energetic. Great idea to zoom in!

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing!!!

Aileen said...

Crisp clean and i can almost taste the mint! x

Virginia L. said...

So CAS, so PERFECT, Ardyth!!I love the modern vibe in this card! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog with your wonderful well-wishes!

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a fabulous idea Ardyth! Love this take :)
Nessa xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful, BIG candy cane!

MichelleZ said...

Very Festive! Love the bold simplicity. Stunning!

Julie said...

What a great idea. I'd never have thought of this. Lovely card.

fun stamping said...

I knew you made this card, even before I saw your name under it - very cool!

Tanis Scott said...

Striking simplicity!

Colleen Wold said...

I am a few days behind on my blogs...but I just wanted to say I.LOVE.THIS! :)

maria f. said...

This too is so very COOL. Love that sentiment font.

Sian Ridley said...

Fabulous - so simple! Love it :)

Jill Norwood said...

This is so clever! Love it!