Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Candy Cane Cutie

Hi Crafters, today I have a fun sketch card to share with you.  Not only did I base this card on the sketch over at Your Next Stamp sketch Challenge I also used the adorable sentiment stamp from their Christmas set - Holiday Sentiments.  Isn't that just the cutest sentiment in candy cane font?  Love it!
These adorable Christmas pattern papers are from HOTP - Christmas Sweets
I used a stitched banner die for the green pattern layer but decided I wanted it squared off so I ran the flag end back through the same die ... die cutting it with the flat End...  I hope that made sense.
I used my stitched postage stamp dies for the next two layers backing them with brown and Kraft card stock.  The cutie patootie elf is from HOTP - Elf Small Stamp.  I colored with my spectrum noir markers, plus I added Gold metallic marker to the bells on the hat and shoes.  That gold metallic marker is from Recollection's.  I cut the elf out with a small outline of white on my ScanNCut 2 machine.  I wasn't happy with the way the elf stamping looked because the shoes the hat and the larger stripes on the candy cane all stamped solid black. I tried to go over the hat with red paint but it didn't stand out so I tried red Stickles and Voila ... was very happy with the outcome.  So I of course went over the hat the shoes and the candy cane stripes with red stickles as you can see.  I used my framed fishtail banner die to cut for the sentiment.  I stamped Candy Cane Cutie as I said before from
YNS -  Holiday Sentiments
I stamped in VersaMagic red Chalk ink and then again with VersaMark clear embossing ink, then using clear acrylic embossing powder and heat set.  I absolutely love how it turned out, what a great sentiment stamp!

I am entering into these fun challenges:
YNS - Sketch and Color Challenge #96
HIMCR #366 - Use Die Cuts!

Thanks for stopping by to see my project.   Have a wonderful day.

1 comment:

Scrapper69 said...

awww... cute card Eva!