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6/24/2018

Christmas Card Club - Challenge - Challenge 13 - Candy Canes

Good evening, and welcome to a late post for our Christmas Card Club Challenge. I'll just skip the excuses and get on with it! Today's challenge theme was chosen by Lorraine who asked the group to do Candy Canes or Gingerbread (and this year we also have the option of an "anything Christmas" if we don't have the images/supplies for the selected challenge). I decided to use a NBUS Spellbinder die and go for Candy Canes.



- S/Binders Candy Cane die and the ribbon was part of the set.  Die cut from red c/s and then from white glitter c/s.  Inlaid the white glitter pieces into the red canes (saved the glitter frames and red pieces for another card). Applied some Nuvo Crystal glaze - comes out of the tip so much easier than Glossy Accents. Several layers of white snippets cut the bow, colored all the pieces with green shades of copics, then added some Nuvo glaze after it was adhered to the oval doily.

- S/B Floral Oval die

- Simon Says Marilyn Full Card Die   (cut fairly well after using the super-duper metal shim that I have). Next time this die is used, must remember to use some Stick it, as there's lots of places that glue had to be dabbed on, in order to get it to adhere well.

- Dark green cardstock covered the white card base.

- Wplus9 Hand lettered Holiday WP9D-103. several layers of the dark green c/s, then topped with 2 layers of red snippets from cutting the candy canes. Added the Nuvo glaze. (the link is to the stamp set. Simon Says apparently doesn't have the matching die in stock at the moment).

Hope you will take time to visit my team members to see their inspiration for Challenge 13. Their blog links are in the right side bar. And big apologies, Lorraine, for being so late with this post!

Thanks for visiting, and ya'll have a great upcoming week. Blessings and Hugs.

24 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Mary...love that die set....so vibrant against your white die cut...really lovely...xxx

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  2. Oh Mary what a dramatic and beautiful card, Love it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Oh, how cute and sweet Cristmas card, Mary!! Love how the candy canes look as focal point on the beautiful intricate panel and the glossy gives a fab dimension!!

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  4. Hi Mary, Nice card. Can't get my head around Christmas cards in June:) LOL

    Hopeyou have a good start to the week. Sue

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  5. Absolutely nailed the challenge Mary and you have alternate die cuts to make another card too. That's an added bonus. I have some Nuvo glaze in a few colours but didn't realise it came in clear too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. What a fabulous set of dies creating such a bold focal point to your card. Perfect for my theme this week and you have another card waiting in the wings using the leftover pieces too, great planning. No apologies needed about being a little late, stuff
    gets in the way of crafting sometimes.
    Take care,
    Lorraine

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  7. Lovely Mary, great take on the theme. The background frame die is beautiful. I did a sort out of my folders in the week, and realised I need to use them more! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz X

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  8. Beautiful card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

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  9. A beautiful card Mary, your candy canes look almost real.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  10. This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the background die and the candy canes!! The Nuvo glaze looks so amazing!! Gorgeous card, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Great Christmas card love the beautiful dies and glossy candy canes
    Carol x

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  12. Beautiful shine and I love the bow. That cover die is really a great one and I like how you added the oval die as a mat for the candy canes.

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  13. Beautiful, love the candy canes and your background die and colours, a SUPER card Mary.
    Faith
    x

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  14. Gorgeous card and I love the candy canes.

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  15. This is a great card with the candy canes standing out because of the gloss. I love that die cut as well. you really matched the theme

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous Mary, I love the die set, and the background die, fabulous set against the withe background, Kate x

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  17. I love the candy canes Mary and the background is extremely pretty with them, and a great large sentiment too. x

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  18. Loving the shine from the glaze. The candy cane die is fabulous and the inlaying is wonderfully glitzy. The background die is so pretty and so is your card x

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  19. Great card Mary. Wow, that glaze is terrific. Glossy accents can be a pain at times. Take care. Christine x

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  20. Love these bright, shiny candy canes, Mary! The green bow is so pretty and so is that lacy background!

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  21. Oh I am loving this card Momma Mary! I love those doily dies, they showcase the candy canes so beautifully. I also am in love with those candy canes and the way you have done them. Well done Momma Mary! This is one gorgeous card! Hugs, Brenda

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  22. Oh, I don't know how I missed this one. It is very pretty as well! I love the die cuts!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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