Candy Canes & Sugared Things at Sunsational Stamps

I’m posting for Sunsational Stamps today.  The image I used for my card is aptly named, Sweet Sam.  He is sweet…and so is that candy cane he’s holding!  I thought he would be just right for our Christmas in July theme.

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To make this shaker card, I imported the image into my Silhouette design screen and traced him to create cut lines.  I removed all the lines except those which would be the white part of the candy cane.  Then I placed him on a panel of some cute digital paper from a collection called Candy Cane Lane. 

I printed then colored him with Copic markers.  I added some Marvy Snow Marker to his hat for the fur and some Wink of Stella on the candy cane and he’s all set!

Here’s another look at him from a slightly different angle; trying to capture both the coloring and the shaker contents.

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And one more picture trying to zero in on the shaker contents, which are Simon Says Stamp’s Moonshine Collection…clear sequins in various sizes.  I used the foam adhesive strips from Stampin’ Up behind the panel as they are slightly thicker than mounting tape, thus allowing more room to “shake”.

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And one final picture of the inside of the card with a sentiment color matched to the digital paper from the front.  The original sentiment was from the now retired MDS by Stampin’ Up, but I changed it up to go well with the image.

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I hope you’re in the Christmas spirit now because we’d love for you to enter Sunsational Stamp’s monthly challenge.  This month the theme is Christmas in July.  How about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

And here are the rules:

  • You can choose to make any paper crafts/ altered art creation you like as long as it fits the challenge theme.
  • You can enter a maximum of 3 times as long as it fits in with the theme and is a new creation. 
  • Using a Sunsational Stamps image will gain you extra entries into the prize drawing. Please name your images In your post. 
  • All entries must be new, please do not link creations that have been posted prior to the day the of the current challenge.
  • You must mention and make a link to our challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize
  • It is OK to link other online forums.
  • You are allowed to combine challenges.
  • If you don’t have a blog you can link your photo from your Facebook account.
  • All entries to be linked before 8am EST, 1pm UK time, 2pm CET on Wednesday Jun 30th.
  • The most important thing is that you have fun making your creations.
  • There will be prizes and the winners will be chosen at random from all the entries.
  • We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

To find additional details, look for the challenge on the right sidebar.

I’m also submitting this card to the following challenge:

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-Christmas Penguins

4 Responses to “Candy Canes & Sugared Things at Sunsational Stamps”

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  1. Louise says:

    Gorgeous card Kim. I love that you have made it a shaker card too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

  2. Winter Wonderland says:

    Great shaker card and thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

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