Simon Says Stamp | Candy Cane Card. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Candy Cane Card. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In this episode, I will show you how to create a Christmas card featuring the Candy Cane background stamp.

I wanted to do something a bit different today, possibly even something a bit out of my comfort zone. I started by stamping the Candy Cane background in clear embossing ink onto light blue paper, Simon’s Sea Glass cardstock. I used my MISTI stamping tool to make it easier to stamp this background.

Simon Says Stamp | Candy Cane Card. Video

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CARD DETAILS

Once the background was stamped I covered it with clear embossing powder, I used the Fine Detail powder from Simon and heat set the powder with my heat tool to melt it.

I knew I wanted to add some simple coloring, so I picked 2 candy cane images positioned next to each other forming a bit of a heart shape and decided to color those. First, I used my white Saruka pen in size 8 and colored the narrow sections white. Next, I used several Copic markers in red and colored the remaining sections red. For this I used R39, R27, R24 and R22 markers, those are my go-to marker colors for coloring anything red.

Simon Says Stamp | Candy Cane Card. Video

Next, I coated both with a generous amount of lacquer using the Hero Arts Lacquer pen. You can use any other similar product, like Glossy Accents. Having coated the candy canes I set the background aside and let it dry for several hours. My idea was to ink blend the background using dark blue ink. The coated card canes would have resisted the ink and would have remained red and white, while the background would turn blue and the Sea Glass cardstock covered with clear embossing powder would resist the ink also, revealing beautiful light blue outlines to the rest of the candy canes.

Simon Says Stamp | Candy Cane Card. Video

With the lacquer dry, I proceeded to add ink blending. This is where I think I might have overdone it, I am not 100% sure I like the ink blending better. But once I started adding color it was too late to stop, so I kept on blending it until I had the entire panel covered with this beautiful deep blue. This is the color Navy from Hero Arts, it’s my favorite deep dark blue ink pad.

Simon Says Stamp | Candy Cane Card. Video

Next, I sprayed the background using Hero Arts Irridescent White Shimmer spray and cleaned up the candy canes from the shimmer. I had also already stamped a sentiment for this card – it reads Have a Merry Little Christmas and comes from the Clean Line Christmas stamp set by CZ. I used foam adhesive and foam mounted it onto the card. I also used a white pen and colored some of the candy cane sections white to help them stand out from the background. Lastly, I embellished the card using Simon’s sequins in Blue Moon and that finished this card!

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Candy Cane Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Candy Cane Background
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
Hero Arts Navy Ink Pad
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Clean Line Christmas
CZ Design Clear Stamps Clean Line Christmas
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R24 Prawn
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Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Foam Squares
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4 Comments

    1. I do like your candy cane card, simple but very nice. It would be an easy card to mass produce. Anyone would be happy to receive this card.

    1. I reaĺly love the 2 candy canes highlighted with the glaze, this is a fabulous idea and that blue background is gorgeous. You have inspired me yet again.

    1. Hi Yana, this card is totally in your wheelhouse. Gorgeous, I love it! I did notice you had something on the back of the panel to hold onto while you were putting on the embossing powder. What was that? It looked like it was a lot easier to do. I always have a hard time when I emboss a whole panel; getting my fingers in the ink & powder. Can you talk about that in your next video? Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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