* Gingerbread Christmas! *

Written on Saturday, November 15th, 2014

   I’m very excited to share this card today! This stamp set has been on my “To Do List” since I first saw it! I LOVE gingerbread! My whole theme for Christmas is gingerbread!

   I used the Sweet Christmas stamp set & coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn. You can actually build your own little gingerbread house with this set! OMGoodness, it is so adorable!!! First, I decided I wanted to use the 6×6 paper pad from Doodlebug called “Santa Express”. I decided this was the perfect color palette for my card! Other than a small piece on the inside, I only used this pad for the colors. I stamped out all the images using MFT black hybrid ink. I figured if I was going to make an educated opinion on this ink vs memento tuxedo black, I needed to actually use it. Next, I colored them up and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Things like the windows and peppermints on the house looked funny to me with the little white border, so I just fussy cut those. Then, I added glossy accents to the candy, and some Doodlebug Lily White Sugar Coating glitter to the gumdrops on the house (also the ones on the inside), and the bows. The red bow looked more pink, so I decided to add the Doodlebug metallic red glitter to it. I also put liquid applique on the white parts of the gingerbread people. The next day, I made it puffy by hitting it with my heat tool. Once I did all this, the hard part began. I decided I wanted a scene card. I don’t normally do scene cards, so this was a challenge. I used Tumbled Glass distress ink for the mounting cardstock, then used the stitched hillside dies for the snowy hills. The hills are popped up on foam tape to give it dimension. Some of the different elemtents are also popped up on glue dots to add some different layers. I adhered the candy with rolled up glue dots.

   For the sentiment, I used Claire’s ABC’s (also by Lawn Fawn) and made my own. Of course, me being me, I didn’t decide to do this until after everything was adhered down, so some touch ups were made with a black marker.

   Here, you can see the details of the gingerbread people and the hearts. Before putting glossy accents on the hearts, I went over them with the clear wink of stella marker. The glossy accents just enhances the sparkle when it’s dry. You can also see that I added glossy accents to the green card base and the trees. With all the gloss & sparkle, the card base looked plain. In this picture, you can also see the little white dots I added as snow with a stylus and some opaque white.

   On this side, you can see the extra details on the house. I didn’t like the door just colored in, so I decided to use one of my coveted enamel dots. I really like the little difference it made. I like how the peppermints turned out, but I don’t like when I use glossy accents it seems to make the stuff under it darker. So, my “white” doesn’t look white.

   I didn’t have anyone in mind when making this card, but I knew I’d probably want to write a message. To give me space, I shifted the sentiment to the left side of the card. This adds interest and leaves me room for a message. 🙂

   That’s it for my card today, I don’t think I left out any details. The copic list and all the products I used are listed below.

Copics Used:

Brown: E34, E35, E37, E39
Reds: R17, R27; R37, R59, R89
Green: YG21, YG11, YG13, YG17
Yellow: Y13, Y17
Pink: RV14, RV17
Blue: BG53, BG57
White: 0, C00, C1, C3
Window Glow: Y21, Y23, Y26



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