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Monday, November 19, 2018

Gingerbread Happy Holidays

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have another "sweet treat" card for you today; I was originally going to use this as my Paper Players card for yesterday, but decided to use this for the Jingle Belles' challenge of holiday foods!  I have had this little gingerbread house image for a long, long time and I don't think I've inked it up but once or twice....so now's the time:


I used my Stamparatus to stamp the house in white craft ink on Crumb Cake cardstock; my white ink pad is splotchy on a good day, no matter how many times I re-ink it, so being able to stamp the image several times to get good coverage was wonderful!  I heat-embossed it with white embossing powder and colored it with a variety of SU blends:


I used a white watercolor pencil to color the snow and highlighted it with a Wink of Stella pen!  I used a rectangle stitched die to cut it out and mounted it on some gumdrop DSP.  The sentiment was stamped, embossed and fussy-cut, and I did add a wee bit of shading to give it more of a 3D look:


I just love how this turned out!  Sweet and fun!  Cassidy liked it so much, she wanted to make one too!  She cut her house out and put it on a snowy hill:


I hadn't let her use my blends yet, but she asked me why her house was so "streaky", so the next project she made, I cautiously let her use them!  She did a good job with them, but she has more  color variety with the regular SU markers, so for now, she's still only allowed to use them, LOL!  I love how she colored her tree!!!  All in all, I think this is a pretty cute creation!!  So happy you popped it to visit today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sweet Christmas (TCP)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP (ret)
 Ink White Craft
Accessories White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Tools     Heat Tool, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inkers), SU Blends, Wink of Stella Pen, White Watercolor Pencil

12 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

Both cards are so sweet. Cassidy is your protege. My white craft ink has always been horrible. I hate using it but sometime you've gotta do what you gotta do :-)

stampwithsandy said...

I love this, LeAnne! What a cute image and you colored it perfectly!

I Card Everyone said...

So absolutely delicious! LeAnne! I adore that gumdrop paper, and every bit of detail you, and Cassidy, added to your yummy houses!
=]

mudmaven said...

My granddaughter wanted to buy some Copic markers but I was hesitant to let her spend her hard earned cash on them so told her she could try mine out first. The resulting work of art convinced me that even at 11 years old, she was ready. I'll send you a pix of her project - amazing! Needless to say, she has some of her own and also uses mine and several of my demo buddies have given her their old blendability markers too.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I like this! What a sweet treat you've given us today. Cassidy's is a delight too!

The Farmer's Wife said...

I love your sweet gingerbread house! And I love Cassidy's too! She did great! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

Linda Callahan said...

Adorable! That DSP and that image were made for each other! You are good with those blends.....I still struggle! And I only let Emma use my markers and not my blends too....lol....

lisa808 said...

'Sweet' card!!! Perfect DSP for the 'yummy' image! Cassidy's is adorable as well.

SmilynStef said...

Your coloring is perfection ... love it stamped in white ... so glad you shared your Christmas goodies with us at Jingle Belles.

Cindy Major said...

This is adorable! Perfect choice of paper for it as well.

I like Cassidy's version as well. Very cool that she gets inspiration from Grandma and runs with it. My 6-year-old niece absolutely loves coming over to my place and crafting with me. She's even told me before that the crafting she did at her day-care center was not "real crafting because the projects they made are not as pretty as the ones she makes with me." LOL!

lauren bergold said...

ok, see, how many times do i have to tell you that when you put cassidy or her creations in the same post, your gorgeous card is just NOT going to get enough attention, lol! :) :) :) boy, that little miss is a GOOD color-er... already better than i am! (but then she has an awesome teacher!) thanks --both of you-- for helping us celebrate festive feasting at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

Lorraine said...

This is adorable. And Cassidy has done such a good job on hers!