Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Candy Cane Christmas

Hello friends!   I was super excited to have a 3 days weekend. It has been a long time since I've actually not had to work either on Friday or Saturday. In addition to the above card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches DT sample, I got to try my hand at a new media (parchment) which I have been wanting to try to do for about 20 years. It is not as easy as it seems because there are various techniques used to get the beautiful and classic look of parchment crafting. I still need practice, practice, practice, but know I'm going to enjoy the journey.

This week Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsored by one of our favorite returning sponsors, DRS Designs Stamps. The prize is a $10 voucher towards one (or more) of their deeply etched red rubber stamps.

Here's the sketch we are using this week:

I used the stamp, Candy Canes, and colored it with Copic Markers. My card base is red card, and the DP come from a 12x12" pad called "The Colors of Memories" by American Crafts. After coloring the image, I was not totally happy with the color of the ribbon. (I used the three colors that were suggested at a class I took, but if anyone knows a combination for a pretty gold, please let me know.) I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the ribbon and also to the red Poinsettia leaves for a festive sparkle. The flowers pieces are from a We R Memory Makers kit that I've had for a number of years.

We'd love for you to stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and have a look at the beautiful cards the DT have made for your inspiration this week. Then, of course, we would LUV for you to join in this week's challenge. 


  1. Great card!!!! Love the sketch!
    Miranda :)

  2. This is one of my favorite stamps! Your card is so pretty and the candy canes look good enough to eat.

    I tried Pergamano years ago. They even sent me some some for free to try out when I got their kit and couldn't figure it out. It's quite beautiful. I never learned to master it but I certainly have a huge admiration for it.