Tuesday 7 November 2017

Happy Holidays Series | Gingerbread Wishes ft. Lawn Fawn "Sweet Christmas"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Today's card was super fun to make. I always feel intimidated at the beginning of the season. It feels like a lot of pressure to have ten or twelve or twenty new cards to share every year, but once I get started the ideas just start rolling in. Even without getting a bunch of new supplies.

Once you hit that mode it can be frustrating to keep them all straight, I've started keeping a sketchbook nearby for when inspiration hits. That way I can get the idea out of my head and not feel so overwhelmed when I sit down to start something.

To begin, I die cut a tag using Lawn Fawn's "Tag, You're It" die set from 110lb Copic-friendly paper. I stamped the gingerbread couple from "Sweet Christmas" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, the "To and From" are from the "Thank You Tags" stamp set.

I used Mowed Lawn Distress ink to add a bit of colour to the edges and coloured the two images with Copic markers.

I used the same gingerbread people and a bunch of the candies from "Sweet Christmas" with VersaMark ink to create a tone on tone background on a piece of 65lb kraft cardstock by Recollections.

I wrapped a length of 1/8" red ribbon around the top of the panel and threaded that through the tag. I created a tiny bow and adhered that in place.

I mounted the whole thing to the front of a standard A2 sized card base. To stop the tag from sliding back and forth along the ribbon, I just secured it down with a piece of two-way tape.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Christmas Cards All Year Round
November Challenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round

1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous Trina - I love all of the gingerbread people on here - great background too with the candy canes and lollipops. Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you and I hope we see you again very soon. Sue Pxxx DT


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