Friday, October 15, 2021

Commuting to Prague and Peppermint Fondant!


Our little 'between jobs' holiday is now over - as my OH has started his new job today.  Thanks to the amazing thing that is the Internet, he is working for a company in Prague, Czechia. However as it's a fully remote role his 'commute' is still a walk across the hall to the study.

This week's  Daring Cardmakers challenge
It's Svenja here and I would like to celebrate the sweeter sides of life with you: 

Candy Corn & Peppermint Fondant

In the US candy corn season is going pretty strong these days whereas here in Germany Peppermint Fondant is a traditional (all-year-round) sweet that usually comes in blocks of white and strong pink.
To celebrate these favourites, make a card using either a combination of white, yellow & orange or white & strong pink.
Extra (virtual) brownie points if it's sweets-themed.
No sweet cravings yet? Just LOOK at the mouth-watering examples the Design Team members have created!
Well I was a bit stuck for an idea for this one until I decided on using Svenja's colour-theme option.  I rarely use Hot Pink, but you know, I really enjoyed keeping to the clean pink and white colours of German Peppermint Fondant - though I did sneak a tiny bit of minty green in there too!
White square card
Pink stripes are stencilled with Pink Flame Nuvo mousse
I created the design for the candles by changing the colours on an existing digital paper, resizing and printing out onto white Bazzill. The candles are made by rolling small strips of the paper tightly around a bamboo skewer. Once the shape is formed I aided wicks (twine) glued into the tubes to complete the candles.
I decided to make a 'faux' eclipse effect for the letters by  stencilling another piece of striped card then cutting the letters from that plus other plain card layers and sticking to the bas card - a bit of a cheat, but it worked really well!
I used one of my home made sentiment stickers, arranged the candles and added a glitter card flame to the first one, then finished it all off with a few punched pink stars
Thank you so much for coming by, please don't go without leaving a little message, I do love to hear from you.  
Or maybe I really am just talking to myself
 Happy Crafting, Stay Safe,


Jackie T said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card. I wish your hubby well with his new job. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Angelnorth said...

This is fun - love the candles and the little arc of stars looks fab!