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Meet Artistic Guide Christine Candora-Hickey

"Getting to know you, getting to know all about you..." So goes the Rodgers and Hammerstein song from The King and I.  With six new Artistic Guides to lead the quest for the artistic grail, we thought you might like to get to know each of them a little better. So, over the next few weeks you'll meet our guides and see the work they submitted with their applications.

This week we bring you Christine Candora-Hickey's artwork and written project she submitted. 

Luggage Tag

Travel Card

And a bonus for you!  Here are Christine's directions for making this special Thank You card.  Try your hand at making your own, and share your designs with us!

Winter Thanks Card

By:  Christine Candora-Hickey, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size:  5.5" x5.5"

Are you looking to make a card to say "thanks" for that special holiday gift? Look no further! This Thank You card is quick and easy to make, yet is elegant and conveys a sense of gratitude to the recipient. Make a whole bunch in an afternoon so you'll have them on hand during gift-giving season.

Vine (A Stamp in the Hand)
Tags (Stampendous)
Letters (Hero Arts)
Cardstock (Bazzil)
Scrapbook paper (Wordsworth)
Glossy card stock
Dye ink pads:  Adirondack Pesto and Eggplant (Ranger)
Perfect Pearls - Interference Blue and Perfect Medium (Ranger)
Paper Cutter
Bone Folder or scoring attachment for paper cutter
Glue stick (Uhu)
Diamond Glaze (Judi-Kins)
Acrylic charm


  1. Using the paper cutter, cut cardstock to measure 5.5" x 11." Replace the blade with a scoring attachment, or use a bone folder, and fold paper in half making a 5.5" square card.
  2. Cut scrapbook paper and glossy cardstock to 2" x 5.5." Set aside.
  3. Stamp vine rubber stamp across the top of the card in Perfect Medium. Using a paintbrush, apply Interference Blue Perfect Pearls over stamped image. Tap off excess.
  4. Stamp Tags background onto glossy cardstock using Pesto dye ink. Take the letters T, H,A, N, K, S and stamp each letter into the tags using Eggplant dye ink.
  5. Use glue stick to attach stamped glossy cardstock to bottom of card. Attach the scrapbook paper directly above the glossy cardstock.
  6. Use Diamond Glaze to attach the acrylic charm to scrapbook paper (off-center is best).
  7. Use Diamond Glaze to attach ribbon across card between the edges of the scrapbook paper and the glossy cardstock.

We are just delighted that Christine has joined the Stamper's Quest team, and look forward to seeing more and more of her work!

                        Awaken your Muse!      

Bea and Stephanie

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6 Responses »

  1. Thanks everyone for your warm welcome! I am excited about sharing my art here on Stamper's Quest!

  2. gorgeous stuff Christine! I hope one day we'll get instructions for that tag - it's fantastic!

  3. Christine -
    Your tag is wonderful - beautiful and creative.
    Congratulations on making the Design Team. I'll be back for more.
    Until we stamp again...

  4. How great to see your wonderful art work. I found your blog thru Stamper's Quest Mag...and what a happy find it is . Ty for sharing your talent.

  5. Oh, I love what you did with the tag!! Very fun.
    Hmmmmm, I have a lot of counter top samples that are fun to
    play with and that gives me some great ideas for them.
    Too many ideas and not enough time.

  6. Christine
    I love looking at real art, thank you for sharing your
    beautiful art with us....Joe