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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Scentsational Candy Cane Christmas

I think I've got my mojo back!  I have been in a rut here of mostly making cards that I find on the net.  Today I created this card and I feel inspired to create even more, all on my own!!!  

This is a very clean and simple card.  This card is far from what I had in mind but I like this better.  I was originally going to use just one candy cane and it was going to be on a strip coming from the top part of the card.  The flat and textured background were as I wanted them for the card I had in mind.  Once I set the candy cane on the area I was going to be working on I didn't like it.  So I set it on the textured part and that is when I saw that if I added two more it would brighten up the card SO much. So I stamped and cut out 2 more candy canes and just laid them on the card.  I liked what I saw so the next step was the mighty hunt for the right words.  I looked in the Stampin' Up! catalog for some fun Christmas wording to stamp at the top.  The set I wanted was one I didn't own.  So I kept looking until I found this one from the  Chock-full of Cheer set.  My first thought was to stamp the words directly on the card but they were too small.  So I stamped them on a separate piece of card stock and cut them out.  I cut a Real Red background layer for them and set them in place using Dimensionals.  And there you have it.  A bright and festive Christmas card.  I did not buy the scents you can use on these cards but I can imagine it would be a fun thing to play with and add a bit more character to the card.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Anonymous said...

Simple & Lovely! Thank you for sharing it.
Carol O

Colleen said...

Clean, simple and very pretty card.
Thanks 4 sharing