Monday, November 14, 2022


Today I have a Candy Cane card for you with a mystery flavor of candy canes.  I need you to help me figure out what flavor they are.

To create the background for my candy canes I started with a layer of Silver Foil.  This foil is the darkest of the three colors that come in our Silver Foil Collection.  It is a brushed foil and has a purplish hue to it.

Over the foil, I layered two layers of the Starry Sky cardstock cut with the awesome stripes die from Candy Cane Dies.  I liked the how the dark blue of the Starry Sky cardstock looks with the dark silver foil -- although it is difficult to get a nice photo to show just how pretty it is.  

To have the die cuts crisscross as shown, you need to flip one of them over to the back side.  When I flip it over, I take my bone folder and rub the die cut edges to lay those cut edges down.  I also put that die cut on the bottom.  It's probably not critical, but I just think it looks more finished without the "rough" edges facing up.  (That's the picky engineer in me coming through.)

If you have read this far, you are probably wondering why I need help identifying the mystery flavor of my candy canes.

To make the candy canes, I took another piece of the purplish silver foil and used white embossing powder to heat emboss the candy canes.  So basically, I have white and purplish silver candy canes.  If we had candy canes in those colors, what flavor do you think they would be?

To complete the card front, a piece of Silver Mesh Ribbon was cinched in the center and adhered to the card front.   Next, a Wonderful Snowflake was adhered over the Silver Mesh Ribbon.  The crossed Candy Canes were adhered with dimensionals over the snowflake. 

The bow on top of the candy canes was made with two different ribbons. First the Starry Sky Metallic ribbon was adhered to the Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon and then the bow was created.  A few sprigs of Old Olive Mistletoe were tucked in to add a bit of contrasting color.  

In retrospect, I could easily have omitted the Wonderful Snowflake because it barely shows under everything else.

The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder on the same dark silver foil and punched out with the Double Oval Punch.  The white scalloped oval, also punched with the Double Oval Punch, was made from some scraps that were between the Wonderful Snowflakes.  The iridescent shiny white paper that the snowflakes are made from is too pretty to just dispose of the offal (scraps), so I found a use for it!

I had adhered more ribbon together than I needed and had enough left over to layer over a strip of Starry Sky cardstock.  It made a pretty decoration for the inside of the card.  

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, one is available to download at this link.

For more information on the products used, please refer to the product list below.

Product List

1 comment:

  1. Blackberry...or grape...or maybe something exotic like elderberry candy canes :)