Thursday, December 2, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge - A Candy Cane Star

Don't you just LOVE this time of year?!!
Christmas is my absolute FAVORITE season! I love all the beautiful decorations, from bright, fun colors to the more traditional designs to the antiqued and shabby chic vintage style. I simply Love Christmas, it's just that simple.

I especially love the FOOD of Christmas.
Yep, the Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter filled Ritz Crackers, White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti, Grandma's Sugar Cookies and homemade fudge - no nuts though!
But I really, really love Candy Canes. They are not only pretty to look at and make great decorations, they are wonderful in a cup of hot cocoa as a stirrer, or just licking the red stripe off of them a little bit at a time while you keep peeling down the wrapper.
Yep, Love them!

So, when this week's UDI Blog Inspiration Challenge was this photo:

I did a little happy dance in the studio!
You see, I had just bought a white tinsel table top Christmas tree for the studio and was about to decorate it so this inspiration photo gave me a great idea!
Wanna see?!
Ok, here you go........

A Candy Cane Christmas Star Tree Topper!!
This was so easy to construct with my Big Shot and the 5 Point Star Die. Just cut out 5 of the star pieces and attach them together with Sticky Strip to form the star.
I then sprayed the heck out of it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spray. It's so sparkly in real life - I wish you could see it better!
Then, I added Silver Glass Glitter to the edges with my 2 Way Glue Pen. However, I'd probably use Tombow Multi Adhesive next time as I don't think the 2 Way Glue is strong enough to hold this heavier glitter.

Once I created the center embellishment with A Cute Christmas stamp set and some punched pieces, I added it to the middle of the star.
Here is a view from the side showing you how it's put together:

I took a White Jumbo Brad and inserted it into the center of the star. Then I placed the center embellisment on it with a Stampin' Dimensional. The Jumbo Brad gave me a flat place to put the dimensional. Easy!

I hope you like today's project - I am giddy, seriously! It is just so stinkin' cute! And I decorated the rest of my tree too, but I'm going to tease you and just tell you to check back next week for photos of the whole enchilada - I mean, tree! :)

In the meantime, you can visit the UDI Blog and see what the other design team members created with Candy Canes. I'm sure it will be sweet! Ha!

Stamped blessings,
~~Robin

6 comments:

  1. this is beautiful, robin!!! love how it all comes together and i can't wait to see the rest of the tree (i mean enchilada). ;)
    xoox

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  2. What great ideas! I love those candy canes, and what you did. Fabulous!!!

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  3. What great ideas! I love those candy canes, and what you did. Fabulous!!!

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  4. Oh, Robin, this is just too cute! I hope you are going to show more photos of the finished tree. What a great interpretation of the inspiration photo!

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  5. Robin this is fabulous!!!! I love it!!! I have that die and have never used it. Not quite sure what to do with it!! Now I have an idea!!!

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