Saturday, 18 May 2013

Christmas sweets and treats ....

... Good morning everyone, I can't believe how quickly last week went by - so quickly that I barely had time to play in my craft room.  Our challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this week is to make a card featuring Holiday sweets and/or treats.  I decided I'd be very literal with my card this week and I've made a card featuring some Christmas sweets - peppermint candy to be precise:


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Candy Jar Christmas, Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy
Inks: Staz-on - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Calypso Coral
Dies: Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax
Accessories: White Lustre card; Promarker - Ruby; Black and clear embossing powders; SU Card and Design Paper - Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery; SU Marker - Certainly Celery; Martha Stewart - Crystal Tinsel Glitter; SU - Dazzling Diamonds; Acetate





I've used a couple of other challenges in the making of this card and they are this week's Colour Q - cQc189 challenge and Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge - WMSCCC05-13.  This month the Waltzingmouse challenge is being hosted by Charmaine Stack and she wants us to use glitter on our cards.

Edited to add:  Ardyth has kindly pointed me in the direction of a new challenge - Festive Friday Challenge - FFC08 and their trigger is "Sweet" - my card fits, so I'm submitting it.



I cut a mat layer in Certainly Celery and stamped the jar label onto the coordinating design paper and embossed with black powder.  On the white card I stamped the jar filled with peppermint candy, colouring them in with a Promarker.  Next I stamped the jar lid in black onto Calypso Coral card, then I used the matching polka dot stamp to fill in the lid and embossed with clear powder.   I stamped a number of the large candy clusters onto white card, coloured them in and then covered them all with glitter - two different types - one fine glitter and one tinsel glitter.  I stamped the empty jar onto acetate and cut it out leaving some tabs on each side.  Using a scalpel I cut a small slit down each side of the jar and pushed the acetate tabs in - causing the jar to appear rounded.  I attached the jar with some dimensional gel.  I finished the front with a simple greeting.  Here is a close up of the jar.


I kept the inside very simple with a green mat layer and white panel on which I stamped a fun sentiment. 


That's all for now - don't forget to check out the inspiration card from the rest of the Design Team.  And I'm looking forward to seeing your creations for this week's challenge.  See you soon.

14 comments:

Danielle Vincent said...

Love your label and the sparkly candies on this card - Yummy and so pretty too!

Louise van Vuren said...

Well done on combining all those challenges. Love that jar of peppermint candies-looks delicious!

Louise xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Here's another challenge you qualify for - Festive Friday (Sweet) - this card is perfect for it!

Paula (PEP) said...

I love how realistic this looks with your acetate dimension for the jar & the different frostiness levels of the candy. The pale green mat with the thin pale green frame works beautifully too & I love the old worldiness of the whole with the polka dot covered lid.
Paula (PEP)

sarahstone said...

Hi Deborah, I really like your jar of sweets! It is so realistic. Great job on your technique!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Yay! Glad you linked up this sweet card! Thanks for playing along at Festive Friday! The 'sugar' on your sweets and the shine of your jar are wonderful details!

Jeanne J said...

I keep falling behind but you've got me inspired now. I love the glittery sweets - and the inside of the card too? Beautiful! Thanks for that close up to show all the layers on that candy jar - looks tricky but WOW! absoultly worth it - you've added so much dimension and it looks just like a glass jar!

Charmaine Stack said...

Lovely job on the acetate jar, Deborah! Those glittery candies look good enough to eat. Thanks for using glitter and playing in the May WMSCCC!

Jacqueline said...

Love how you created your jar of sweeties Deborah, the sparkly sweeties around the edge look yummy too - Jacqueline xx

Mynnette said...

WOW--the dimension is absolutely fabulous and I adore all the scrumptious looking peppermints! This is amazing, Deb! HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

Geri said...

So glad Ardyth pointed you in our direction, Deb...this is just perfect for our challenge! Love your design and how that acetate makes your jar look so real! So great to have you! Do come back!!!

Patricia H said...

The "sugar coated" peppermint candies are great, and the way you've made the jar 3-D is very clever! Nice job, Deborah!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Deborah, I am so glad you found us! The way you put the jar together is awesome - you're so clever! This IS perfect for our challenge this week, thanks for joining Festive Friday!!

Karen Aicken said...

What a fun FUN Christmas card! Love the jar and sweet you used, and the glitter too. Yummy looking!
Cheers, Karen

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