Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sugar Plum Wishes Candy Cane Card

This week's Stampendous theme is Sugar Plum Wishes.  I took a few liberties here, as the candy cane is not actually a sugar plum, but a sugar plum IS a candy, right?
We also have a Patty Pop Ons puzzle hop this week, and I will be posting for that tomorrow, but today I am posting Dreamweaver Thursday.  There will be a few posts for the puzzle pieces in today's links.

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Splendor Circus Ink Pad
Double Sided Mounting Paper
Vegetable Based Soap
Ribbon by May Arts
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
Scotch Removable Tape
Heat Embossing Tool
Paper Towel


  1. Cut card base to 8 3/4" by 6" and fold at the side.
  2. Cut red card stock to 4 3/8" by 6" and adhere to the front of the card.
  3. Cut green card stock to match the I Beam Stencil.
  4. Place I Beam Stencil on card stock.  Tape edges with removable tape.
  5. Load the stencil brush with green from the ink pad.
  6. Tap off the excess ink on paper towel.
  7. Use the loaded stencil brush in gentle circles over the top of the stencil to create a subtly stenciled background.
  8. Cut the mounting paper to the size of the Candy Cane Stencil.
  9. Rub the bar of soap directly on the back of the  Candy Cane Stencil to make it easier to release later.  When you are done, there should be a cloudy layer over the entire back of the stencil.
  10. Use your CLEAN stencil brush to brush off any crumbly pieces of soap from the stencil.
  11. Peel one side of the mounting paper and lay the Candy Cane stencil on top of it, soap side on the sticky paper.
  12. Carefully push the red embossing powder into the wells of the candy cane.
  13. Lay small piles of the two green glitters next to and in the ribbon arean
  14. Gently push the green glitters into the wells.  Remember that only the first color on any sticky section will color that area, however glitter in the candy cane area can taint the red.  Push the glitter down slightly.
  15. Use your stencil brush to brush off any excess glitter and embossing powder.
  16. Place the project face down on a flat surface.
  17. Carefully peel a corner up from the edge of the stencil and use it to gently remove the mounting paper from the stencil.
  18. Use your heat tool only over the embossing powder areas.  Avoid heating the bow area, as you could burn the glitter.  Let cool a moment.
  19. Pour the white pearl glitter over the newly exposed sticky paper.
  20. Brush off any excess glitter.
  21. Remove the backing paper and adhere the Candy Cane to red card stock.
  22. Trim the red card stock close to the glitter, creating a thin mat.
  23. Adhere the mat to the green stenciled card stock.
  24. Wrap the May Arts Ribbon around the end of the green card stock and tie in a bow.
  25. Attach the card to the card base.
Thanks for stopping by to see my card today.  If you have the time, I love comments.  Check out the rest of the links for today.


Jamie Martin (puzzle)
Alison Heikkila (puzzle and DW)
Pam Hornschu (DW and sugar plum)
Pam Bray (DW and sugar plum)
Lea Fritts (puzzle and DW)

Tenia Nelson (puzzle, DW, weekly theme)


  1. Beautiful card and very festive! Perfect for the season!

  2. Beautiful! The ribbon matches the candy cane perfectly!! I stock up on candy canes during the holidays so I can enjoy them year round because they are one of my favorite sweets!! Beautiful card and TFS!

  3. Gorgeous and the glittering is fabulous!

  4. So pretty and I bet the glitter looks fabulous in person.