Saturday, August 30, 2008

I made card candy! {Tutorial on how to make your own.}


I joined a Card Candy swap on the Stamp Shack. I've never done this before, so I'm venturing into unchartered territory. I thought it through, and this is what I came up with. I heat embossed all of my images. I just think they look much more "professional" and "finished" this way. I used a coin image from Stampin Up, a chrysanthemum and bird image from Curtis Uyeda. On the topper, I used a cherry branch image by Stampendous. The Chinese characters says "candy." I went on Babelfish and looked it up. LOL! Then, I just copied it and handwrote the characters on my topper.
I took the pop-dots of the sheet including the backing beaneath the pop-dot. At this point, you will only peel off one side of the pop-dot and stick that to the back of your "candy." On the other side of the pop-dot (the paper side that you didn't peel off, you'll want to add just a smidgen of dimensional glaze. If you don't have dimensional glaze, some tacky tape will work on the paper. It is very important that you don't stick the tacky side of the pop-dot directly onto the acetate. If you do this, you won't be able to peel off your card candy to use it.

Arrange them on your acetate or transperancy sheet.

This is what it looks like from behind.

Slip it into your clear envelope, and Voila! As you can see, there's some background paper in the envelope. That is a dragon background image by Stamp Out Cute. The recipient can use it as a background for a card or an ATC. I thought it would make a neat background for the candy, and it slips in the envelope right behind the acetate sheet. Add a topper to your bag, and you're all done!

7 comments:

Anat Aderet said...

I love your art!
All the best,
Anat

Mary said...

LOVE that you added a background as well! Awesome.

~Stacy said...

you know i am having an ah-ha moment looking at this, it would make super gifts for papercrafting friends...
:)

beautiful candy Ethel! TFS!

Anne said...

This is a fabulous idea! Love it! And yours turned out so nice, too!!!

Jennifer said...

These are gorgeous! What a fun swap! One of the last swaps I did with Lori Adelaars was a card candy swap and it was awesome! I love how you've made, not only the card candy, but the packaging and background as well. You could easily go into business! :)

Thanh said...

Oh this is going to be a great swap!

DymphieM said...

What a fun swap :)