Do I need to keep extolling the wonderfulness of the Sweetest Christmas Suite? I can’t wait to share the Sweet Candy Cane cards with sparkle embossing paste that I created. 

The Candy Cane dies come with a large stripe die.

I used that stripe die to create a mask or stencil. TIP: I used Vellum because I could see thru it to align my card panel. Then using a spatula, I spread Shimmery White Embossing Paste over the stencil. TIP: Spread the embossing paste from the edge toward the center in the direction of the stripe.

While you are at it, you might as well create several sparkly striped panels. Wipe off your spatula after 2 or 3 panels to prevent a build-up of dried paste. Clean off the spatula with a paper towel before continuing on to the next step. Cap the embossing paste. TIP: I cut a round piece of wax paper to press into the embossing paste to keep out as much air as possible. This will prevent the embossing paste from drying out too quickly.

The next step is easy. Just take some of the die-cut pine boughs, stamped sprigs, and candy canes and make a focal cluster as shown. Those Candy Cane and Christmas Banner dies are awesome!

Check out my previous post on creating the candy canes HERE.

Sparkly Background Candy Cane Card #1

sparkly stripes and candy cane cluster

The sentiment is stamped with white ink and white heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock. Then die-cut with the oval die from the Mini Pocket Envelope dies. Those Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins are a perfect bling touch.

Sparkly Background Candy Cane Card #2

Sparkly striped background with candy cane cluster

I die-cut some sprigs from Soft Succulent cardstock using the Christmas Banner dies. The Flat Jingle Bell Trinkets are a hidden gem. You really really need these. TIP: I adhere the flat jingle bell with a glue dot.

I hope you enjoyed these Sweet Candy Cane cards with a little Sparkle. And FYI – once the sparkly embossing paste is dry on your cardstock, it does not shed its sparkle.

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