We Americans vacillate between a love our oversized possessions (SUV’s, mansions and big-boy meals) and a love of super-small, petite things (sports cars, tiny houses and amuse-bouche). Right now, I think we’re trending toward tiny things – small things are just so cute! I ignored that trend when I used this oversized candy cane (I didn’t realize how big it was until I cropped it out) from Stampin’ Up!’s Banners for Christmas stamp set.
Here’s my sweet card with a ginormous candy cane:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Banners for Christmas. New banners dies and stamp sets were introduced in the new Annual Catalog – the Bunch of Banners Framelits have been very popular with my customers. Banner images are everywhere in the Annual and Holiday Catalogs, so the Framelits are a great investment. While my card features the humongous candy can from the Banners for Christmas, I pulled the Christmas Joy stamp from Stitched with Cheer and cropped it with a Bunch of Banners Framelits die. Beautiful simplicity.
- Little White Border. With most Framelits, you are left with a thin white border around a stamped image when the image is cropped. It’s like a tiny frame that hugs your stamped image. Because I knew the banner would result with a thin border, I snipped the candy cane with a thin, white border. I also added white borders to each of the layers of cardstock to mimic the die cut banner and to add a crisp separation between layers.
- Bold and Crisp. When I sat down to prepare my write-up for this card, I was pretty certain I had already used these three colors together. I’ve paired Real Red and Emerald Envy with Mint Macaron and with Delightful Dijon, but this is my first project that only uses Real Red, Emerald Envy and Whisper White. Does it get any more crisp and clean than these two? If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Banners for Christmas, Stitched with Cheer Papers: Emerald Envy, Real Red, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Real Red, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Bunch of Banners Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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