Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Merry Monday #145 Challenge

This is my second post of the day!  
I don't think that has ever happened, but they do say that theres a first for everything.  I had hoped to post this card earlier, but life gets busy and other things pop up needing more immediate attention.  It's here though and isn't to late to play along with the Challenge so yay :)

The Challenge this week over at Merry Monday is to create a Christmas card with Candy Canes.

When I first saw the challenge I didn't think I owned any stamps that had candy canes in them, but then after I looked through my collection I found a couple images that did.  At first I didn't want to use this stamp (the one used for this card) however I though that if I paired him with one of his friends from this stamp set it would look so much better.  Now to find pattern paper that matched...well this was actually an easier task then I had at first thought it would be.  I actually found a couple really good options, but I went with my first find and my gut instinct.

This card is adorable.  I had wanted to use more non traditional Christmas colours however I always seem to go back to the reds and greens and white, because I love them.

Im going to start you off first with the image itself all coloured and ready to go!
I love these little guys.  
My markers are running out of ink so the colouring looks a little blotchy.

Here's a view of the card from the front!  

A side view of my card 

Supplies Used

Acrylic Block - tool used for stamping
Paper Trimmer - used to cut the paper
Black Ink - used to stamp images and sentiment
Letraset Promarkers - used to colour the image
Gingerbread Men - images used for the card (cannot find link for actual stamp
Double Sided Tape - used to attach everything together 
Wink of Stella - used for the candy cane stripes and the gumdrops
Foam Adhesive - used for popping up the sentiment
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to embellish
Ribbon - Offray Kiwi green
Candy Cane Paper - The Paper Source - All Seasons II (cannot find a link for this)


  1. Oh my! I just love these gingers and your adorable candy cane paper! It all wraps together SO nicely! Love it!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  2. Wonderful card, super cute image. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  3. I love the traditional Christmas colors and these gingerbread men are adorable! Thanks, Amanda, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

    1. Thanks Bonnie! I also love how this card looks in traditional Christmas colours! I had a blast playing with and colouring these little gingerbread men!

  4. These little guys look like they are going to jump off your card! Ha ha, like the gingerbread man jumped out of the oven! So, so cute!!

  5. Oh gosh, this is just adorable. I LOVE the gingerbread men! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  6. SO sweet! Loving your gingies!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

    1. Thanks Deanna! I love these little gingies too and was thrilled for the chance to use them :)