Today I'm back with another Christmas card. I have been so in love with all the gingerbread cards all over Instagram recently, especially the gorgeous gingerbread house tags by Marine Simon. ❤
So for this card, I thought I'd take Lawn Fawn's Winter Village set and turn the little buildings into icing covered cookie houses. :)
To start, I took some images I had previously colored during the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge, and stamped out a few more images from the set to go along with them.
I stamped the images onto some Strathmore watercolor paper with Gina K. black amalgam ink. I then used Marvy Le Plume II markers to color them in. I scribbled them out onto an acrylic block, added a spritz of water, and used a watercolor brush to add the color.
List of colors used:
-Bubble Gum Pink
I stamped out the Santa and reindeer stamp from Winter Skies and the street lamp from Winter Village in Lawn Fawn's walnut ink. I stamped and colored several little gingerbread guys from Sprinkled with Joy as well to add to the scene.
Once everything was colored, I cut them out using my Scan 'N Cut. Then to add the sparkle, I used a Quickie glue pen and added glitter to all the snowy areas on the buildings.
I also took a white Gelly Roll and added "icing" details to all the buildings. Then I added gel pen details to the gingerbread and the santa images to make them look more like iced cookies. And, of course, added more glitter on top of that!
After completing all the images, I started to assemble the double slider from Lawn Fawn. I used the dies to cut out the sliding panels and other main components from 110 lb. white cardstock. I followed Lawn Fawn's video for assembly instructions and kept opening and closing the slider until it worked relatively smoothly.
I cut some patterned, textured, and glitter cardstock as well for the front and sliding panels from:
-Doodlebug's Christmas Magic
-Doodlebug's Sugar Coated Lily White Cardstock
-DCWV Textured Neutrals
A Lawn Fawn stitched border created the sloping hill from the glitter cardstock and once I had that cut I began to assemble the rest of the scene. I glued everything down using Art Glitter glue liquid adhesive.
For the sentiment panel, I heat embossed "Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas" onto the light brown textured cardstock with Recollections white detail embossing powder. The majority of the sentiment came from the Winter Skies stamp set while "Christmas" was from Christmas Dreams.
I also stamped out the bow from the Christmas Dreams set and colored it to match, adding it to the bottom panel.
After completing the main interactive piece, I went to work on the base. I used 110 lb. white cardstock to create an A2 sized side folding card. I stamped the inside with "Happy Holidays" from Lawn Fawn's Winter Wavy Sayings and another little gingerbread guy with Gina K. black ink. Then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder because I'm too impatient to let it dry! 😂
I used another piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug's Magic Christmas as well as a pastel mint color from a Recollections paper pad for the layered panels. I cut them out using Waffleflower's A2 layers dies and attached them to the front of the card base.
In order to make this card as easy to open and close as possible, I tripled up some foam tape and added the final slider piece to the card.
And that's it! A sweet as can be little gingerbread town. I think it turned out so cute and the bright and pastel colors really make it fun.
Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for this card and several others. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope to see you again soon,