Candy Cane Creation....

Hello and Welcome!
I'm so glad we get to spend some time here again together in blogland! I've been
 MIA this summer! I can't believe it's the last week of summer vacation for the
kiddos and next week they head back off to school!

Today I wanted to share a super quick and simple card I created using the Candy Cane Cottage Collection from Heartfelt Creations! While I know it is filled with the most adorable illustrations of penguins at play, a gorgeous gingerbread house, etc. I wanted to show you that you can create something super fast and simple with this collection that doesn't require you to color any of those adorable illustrations...after all, sometimes we're just in a hurry!

I opted to use several die cuts on this project to do the bulk of the design work on this candy cane themed card. If you've not yet used the Heart of Joy Decorative Die, be sure to not overlook that gorgeous die cut! You can use it in so many different configurations! I die cut the intricate die cut from white card stock, and then used a piece of sponge to apply Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the entire die cut. I then sprinkled it with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear to give it that magical holiday shine! I've matted my card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with some of the candy cane stripe designer paper from the Candy Cane Cottage paper collection and have then adhered the die cut across the top in the landscape position. 

I then stamped the two large candy cane illustrations from the Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies. 

For the sentiment, I opted to use the pretty label like die cut from the Ornamental Tags Die
I die cut the background of the tag die in a red decorative paper from the designer paper collection, and then cut the center portion from white card stock. I stamped the sentiment from the Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set onto the white portion using Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion. I then adhered the layers of the tag together. 
Lastly, I adhered a mid sized double poinsettia and some holly leaves I had left over from a previous project. The poinsettia was stamped in Ranger Archival Vermillion onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper - colored with a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Buttercup, Leaf Green and Red Geranium. It was then die cut with the coordinating die, edged with Ranger Archival Ink - Vermillion, and shaped using the coordinating 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold

As for the holly leaves, they were stamped onto the Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper in Ranger Archival Ink - Olive, and then colored in with Stack and Store Daubers with a combination of Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green, Vivid Chartreuse...die cut with the coordinating die, and then edged in Ranger Archival Ink - Olive. They too were shaped along with the poinsettias in the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. 

Then came time to finish the assembly of the card. 
I adhered the candy cane images to the side of the card as shown. 
I then adhered the sentiment to the center of the card, overlapping the candy can illustrations using pop dots to give the design some dimension. I then adhered the poinsettia and holly leaves as shown.

For the last and final step, I added yellow prills to the poinsettia center, and using a fine metal tip and Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, I added some Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to the petals and holly leaves. The icing on the cake was the three pearl halves I added as accents to the bottom corner of the card opposite the candy cane cluster. 

I do hope you've enjoyed today's simple share!
It's definitely one of the holiday cards you could duplicate several times over and have completed quickly and easily ahead of the holiday season.

Until next time...

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