Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sweet Holiday

Happy Halloween everyone!  It's Jeanne posting today.  Normally I post on Friday but I switched with Janet because of last Friday's video blog hop.  Wasn't that fun?

Although today is Halloween, I have a Christmas card for you featuring one of my favorites - a gingerbread man!
This card uses the Gingerbread Baking set, the Cross-Stitched Squares set and the Sweet phrase.  The card is an A2 top fold  with landscape orientation.  I cut a piece of patterned paper 1/4 inch smaller - 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  This gives a nice 1/8 inch border all the way around.
I used the middle square from the Cross-Stitched Squares to cut the base for the gingerbread man.  He is cut from Crumb Cake card stock; the rest of his pieces and the sentiment uses white.  I colored his tie using markers.
To give him a "crispy cookie" feel, I sponged the edges in Crumb Cake ink.  I then used a multi-liner pen to color in his eyes and nose.
I glued on his tie and frosting but decided I would use glitter enamel dots for his gumdrop buttons.  The white square didn't stand out as much as I wanted so using my paper cutter I cut out a green square that was slightly larger than the cross-stitched one.
For the sentiment, the strip of red card stock is 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches and the green is 5 x 1 5/8 inches.

I used white embossing powder to heat emboss"have a" and "holiday".  To get the placement, I put the red strip in my MISTI and laid the SWEET die cut where I wanted it on the strip.  Then I positioned the stamps and closed the lid.  I removed the die cut and proceeded with the embossing.  "Sweet" is covered in three coats of Wink of Stella and really sparkles person.  When it was dry I glued it down in position.

The last things I did were adhering the square with the gingerbread to the front using foam dots and adding a ribbon bow in the corner.


Thanks for stopping by today!  See you Friday!


Anja Ž. said...

Such a sweet card!

Lois said...

Cute card -- I LOVE the red/white striped background paper to show off your gingerbread man.

Mary Marsh said...

This is super cute Jeanne- and your designer paper is perfect- love this gingerbread man die

Sukie said...

Such a sweet card! Your gingerbread man is absolutely adorable! And you are right about the hop, it was amazing with lots of inspiration!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the bold papers so much fun! And that gingerbread man is so cute!!

Joanne said...

So cute! I love your gingerbread man being used with the Sweet expression.

karen said...

This is so sweet - the gingerbread boy/girl baking die is too cute.

Janja said...

So sweet and nice!

Anonymous said...

Goodness, how I love gingerbread people! Yours is adorable. Thanks for switching with me last week too. You're the best! -Janet