Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Candy Cane Love

Welcome back for another Merry Monday card.  This week we have a cool inspiration photo and a few instructions that can lead you in many different directions.



 Use stripes, red, chocolate and stars or hearts on your card.  While the inspiration photo has a beautiful country feel to it, I went CAS and came up with this card.



Take my word for it, this looks so much better IRL!  And here's a close-up to show you what I mean.




The candy canes are embossed in Cherry Cobbler EP and the sentiment is embossed with Early Espresso ink and Versamark.  Even the little heart was punched out of a piece of Early Espresso cardstock that had been clear-embossed.

The card based was embossed using the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.

Check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT and have a go yourself.  I'm sure the submissions are going to be really varied this week!

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Joy to the World; Scentsational Season
Cardstock:  Early Espresso; Very Vanilla
Ink:  Versamark; Early Espresso
Accessories:  Stylish Stripes EF; Cherry Cobbler EP; Clear EP; Holiday Collection Framelits; Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Small Heart Punch

Cheers
Karren




19 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

CAS beauty, Karren!!!

Julia Aston said...

What sweet candy canes! love the embossed shimmer on your pretty card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I believe you that this looks so much better IRL, Karren, but I gotta tell you, it looks pretty darn fabulous on the monitor, too!! This MM is a challenging one. I don't know whether to make a card or make chocolate Christmas stars and eat them!! As it is, I'm having trouble not trying to get inside my monitor and eat your sparkly candy canes! (Hmm, maybe I'd better back away from the computer and go have some lunch!) Hugs, Darnell

Linda Callahan said...

Very sweet card! And embossing is so hard to capture in a photo and it makes such a statement on the card!

Dottie Seubert said...

Very cute card love the candy canes the embossing and the pretty heart. . so beautiful and soft....

Scrappy Géri said...

What a lovely card! I live everything about it :) and I might try the challenge too :)

Bonnie said...

I love your CAS take on the challenge, Karren! The candy canes are luscious all embossed! And the sentiment is so elegant! Wow!

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous CAS design Karren! LOVE it!! All those special touches you've added make for one amazing creation. The candy canes are so pretty with the red embossing ... and I love the small heart with the tiny rhinestone - sweet! Loll xx

LeAnne said...

Oooooh, that embossing is boss! It looks awesome as it is, but the closeup really showed how snazzy this is. AND it's CAS....love the white space!

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful CAS design Karren, love the embossing, it looks scrumptious!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This card is just beautiful Karren - the embossing gives it such an elegant feel!

Wendy said...

Such an adorable card, Karren! So CAS but oh so pretty with those candy canes, twine and embossed images! Love it! :)

Karen D said...

WOW! Your embossing skills are amazing, so perfect. I love the candy canes tied together with the wee heart and twine. A gorgeous card Karren.

Colleen said...

Karren, this is a fabulous inspiration card...I noticed those candy canes immediately...and that wee little heart tucked in there, too! You inspired me for sure and your comment was most appreciated! thank you kindly for your words of encouragement!

Cathy Weber said...

Your card is absolutely yummy looking...and that embossing is just the best! The little heart tied around the candy canes is a cute touch. I think I just might play along this week...who doesn't like chocolate?

Marybeth said...

Love those candy canes! I so know what you mean about the photo not showing the real beauty........but I can tell this is gorgeous IRL. :)

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Karren, I love your glittery candy canes.

núria claverol i català said...

beautiful card!!!
the embossing gives an elegant touch

Bonnie said...

Just wanted to come back to say, I have some of these candy canes left from a class today. Hmmm! I feel a CASE coming on....