Well hello there and welcome to my little corner of blog land! Have you been enjoying Marcella's incredible first ever Christmas release at Power Poppy so far? I am pretty certain I already know the answer to that question! Today I get to share a little card I made using the featured set today, Frosted Gingerbread. If this set doesn't make you feel like a child again, I don't know what will!
Is that not the most darling gingerbread house?! And, I can personally tell you it is an absolute joy to color up! Let me show you what this sweet set inspired me to create...
So, my idea here was to make the whole card look like a big ol' gingerbread cookie. I thought that really delicate die cut looked a lot like the pretty piped icing you see on some cookies so that is where I started. I stamped my image and colored it up using a insane number of Copics, but I wanted this to be super colorful hence the basket full of Copics. Next, I fussy cut out my image then went to adding glitter, Glossy Accents, and some Tulip slick paint to look like icing. I had a ball decorating this little house but I also wanted to use the precious "with Love" and "Merry Christmas" sentiments out of this set. For the "with Love" sentiment I stamped it out, used a couple of copics to color it in, then added Glossy Accents over the "Love". This made it look like shiny piped icing plus it acted as a mask (once it dried) so I could sponge some brown ink in my little oval die cut. I used another die cut to stamp the "Merry Christmas" and then used a little more of the Tulip paint to "pipe" on a little icing. All that was left was to do a little stitching and then assemble the layers. Oh, I'll let you in on a little tip here. I did not have any card stock that looked like gingerbread......I know, I can't believe it myself (and neither could my husband...lol). So, I used what I had but sponged on some Stampin' Up! ink in Creamy Caramel and I have to say.....I think it ended up looking a lot like gingerbread! :)
So here she is, all decked out in a Necco Wafer roof, with some Red Hots, Candy Canes, Starburst welcome mat, and some candy orange slices for the shutters (those are for my grandma, they were her absolute favorite candy ever!). This really brought back some fun memories...my mama makes some of the best gingerbread and she would make the houses for us so all we had to do was decorate them ( we still do this at Christmas...lol!)
So, that is all for my card today, but you know that there are more gorgeous creations by my super talented Bloom Brigade sisters just waiting for you to see. Make sure you leave them a little blog love and then go ahead and be making plans of how you will decorate your own little gingerbread house when you order this must-have set from Power Poppy! You know you wanna....;) I hope you will join me tomorrow because I have another card to share with your for tomorrow's sneak peek and I'll give you a little hint...it's a botanical! Marcella + Christmas + Botanicals = Pure Joy! See you tomorrow, and until then, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Marcella Hawley <------The Head Cookie Baker, herself, with some insight into the creation of Frosted Gingerbread! :)
Supplies: Images- Power Poppy's Frosted Gingerbread stamp set; Paper-Classic Kraft card stock from Papertrey Ink, Classic White card stock from Flourishes, polka dot paper from Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad, red paper from scrap; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, SU!'s Creamy Caramel, Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen; Dies-Die-namics Oval Tab from MFT, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large, Marvelous Squares, Grand Scalloped Squares, and Grand Squares; Other-red gingham ribbon, Martha Stewart Glitter, Atyou Spica clear glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tulip Slick fabric paint in white, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, and these Copic colors (like I said, I used a ton of markers on this one)- Y13, Y15, YG21, YG23, YG25, YR12, YR14, YR17, YR18, B0000, B000, C0, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, B21, B23, B24, G40, G43, G46, R21, R24, R27, R29, R30, R32, R35, V12, V15, E21, E23, E25, E27, E31, E33, E34, E35, E53. E55, and E57.