Sunday, September 20, 2015

Gingerbread Couple

Hello all. I hope you had a great weekend. It goes by so fast it seems. This Sunday afternoon I did get a bit of time to make a card so since the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge was sent to me by email I decided it would be a good time to work with my new Cherry Lynn Designs Gingerbread Family dies. Part of the challenge was to use lace and it could be real or faux. I chose to go with the faux as I have a great lace border stamp from Gina K. Designs that I thought might work.

I stamped the lace in light blue ink right onto my base card of white card stock. Then I layered red gingham paper which is also from the Gina K. Designs Cold Snap paper pack onto dark green card stock and placed that between the lace borders. My Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas lights swag was then added.

Next step was to add the gingerbread couple but first I had to sponge on some darker brown ink to give the illusion of being baked. I then dressed them up with the accessories that come with the die set. I added white paper behind them for the eyes and used a black pen to make a little dot for their pupils. I also added red card stock behind for their buttons on their belly. Once this was done I popped them up onto the gingham pattern paper.

The final step was to stamp the Merry Christmas from Gina K. Designs in red ink on white card stock which I fussy cut out. Next I added it to the dark green card stock and again fussy cut them leaving a fine border.

Now that I have the card complete I think the next time I will use a different color for the lacy border. Somehow I just don't think it shows off as much with the light blue color.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies:
B131 Christmas Light Swag
B607 Gingerbread Family

Well, another week is underway. I don't know what will be in my agenda for sure but hopefully, a little card making is in order. I need to work on Halloween cards and those types of cards always make me scratch my head as to what to do. I need several for the shut-ins, so maybe I will do some quick and easy ones.

Thanks again for stopping in and leaving comments. You have a great week too!

God bless,


Donna Ellis said...

How clever, sweet, festive, and darling! The checkered background is very nostalgic! XO

Ina Grehan said...

Lots of lovely things to look at here Verna. Cute little gingerbreads. Love the gingham and the border die you used to make a great card.

Lisa said...

Super cute! I love the gingerbread men too! Awesome Christmas light swag! It's on my wish list. Thanks for joining us this week with cheery Lynn designs

Asha said...

Aaaaw! So cute, Verna! The border stamp is lovely.
hugs Asha

Shari M said...

Very cute one Verna, Know a couple of wee ones who would like that

Joyce Erb said...

Really "sweet" card, love the lace and cute dies

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute gingerbread people :)

Karen D. said...

how adorable mf....
Thanks for your most kind and generous comments on my blog. I really need to get going on the Christmas have inspired me.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Adorable card, Verna, love your Gingerbread people, so very cute. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Barbara said...

Just adorable and so cute too. You really have a head start on your Christmas cards.

Juliz Design Post said...

Gorgeous card Verna and super choice of papers to compliment your gingerbread men. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Jenny Alia said...

I love how you decorated the gingerbread people. Thanks so much for joining in the Lace challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs. Good luck in the draw!

Rushd Lady said...

Cute couple, Verna! =0)

Donna Phelan said...

Super Sweet.......AND......YUMMY! ;)

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