Did you know that we’re over halfway to Christmas already? I tend to work on Christmas cards around the year, mostly for the Christmas Craft Creations challenge but sometimes I’ll make them just because. That’s what this card today is! Another non-DT creation. Is that my motivation coming back? Maybe!
For this card I started with a creamy yellow card base and masked a portion at the top. I then ink blended with Tea Dye distress ink all across the top area. Once I was happy with the blend I started stamping across it using the three uneaten gingerbread people from Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Gingerbread stamp set. I used the Tea Dye again for the stamping, creating a random tone-on-tone pattern.
Next I wanted to create a cookie as my focal point. I die cut two snippets of card with circle dies, the larger one in the same colour as my card base, and the smaller in white to be the icing. I used my ink blending tool to add some depth of colour to the base layer of the cookie. I did this without reinking, because I didn’t want it to be too intense. I later added more detail on to it by stippling with a light Spectrum Noir Illustrator marker.
For the icing layer I used a very light grey marker blended out with my blender pen to add shading and dimension onto one side. I then stamped my sentiment, again from Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Gingerbread stamp set, onto the icing piece. I messed up the positioning a bit so it wasn’t really centred… But I decided it would be fine. I also pulled in a couple of stamps from Catherine Pooler’s Punctuated Party stamp set and used them to add sprinkles on top of the icing.
With all the pieces ready I adhered the two pieces of the cookie together, then glued them onto the card base. I realised something was still missing though. After some consideration I decided to add a Love From Lizi White with Gold Finish Pinstripe Peel-Off along the border between the ink-blended and blank area of my card base, using my reverse tweezers to carefully lift the edges of the cookie to tuck the ends of the peel-off underneath.
Whilst this didn’t end up exactly how I’d intended when I started, I’m pretty happy with the results. I definitely think the addition of the peel-off was the right choice to finish off the card. I hope you liked it!
| Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) |
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