I designed this 6X6 recipe card for the December class at The Craft Shack. I knew I wanted to use bright red & candy canes but that was it. Then I attended a Dickens event & found my inspiration! Below are details on how I made the recipe card & a photo of what inspired me.
Sorry the photo is blurry but the white mat was stamped with Tim Holtz Flurry Stamp in Distress Candied Apple Ink & adhered to the SU Real Red CS base.
The snowflakes from Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight Stamp Set were stamped on the next layer of white with Tim Holtz Embossing Ink & sprinkled with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder then heat embossed. That was added to the base layers. Next the title & recipe were matted & added.
The candy canes were cut from Neenah Premium 110 lb Extra Heavy CS on my Cricut with Joys of the Season cartridge. Once cut, I stamped them at an angle with Tim Holtz Stripes Background Stamp in Candied Apple Distress Ink. After the ink dried, I applied embossing ink then covered them with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel & heat embossed. I repeated this step so it looked very shiny & thick...like a candy cane. They were crossed & held together with Ranger Glossy Accents.
Two pine boughs from Tim Holtz Holiday Mini Greens Dies were cut from Tim Holtz Core-dinations 12-x-12-Cardstock. They were snipped apart, layered & glued together to form a swag. Tim's Beaded Berries were dipped in Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain & the stems were colored with a Peeled Paint Distress Marker then added with a glue dot. I used a glue dot to adhere the swag to the candy canes then wrapped red jute twine around the greens & tied 2 silver Tim Holtz Tiny Bells on with the same twine & tied a bow. I added the candy canes to the recipe card using mini glue dots & Scor-Tape.
Don't you just love my inspiration? We attended Dickens of a Christmas Celebration in Wellsboro, PA where I purchased this hand made candy cane door decoration in deep red from a street vendor. I think the candy canes on the recipe card look pretty close...don't you?
Thanks for looking!!