Friday, 30 November 2012

Gingerbread Cheer Card - ABC6 'Anything Goes' Challenge

The very talented Patty Gorka is a fellow Design Team member at the 52 {C}CT blog and she recently set up her own challenge blog - ABC Challenges.  I have been wanting to take part in Patty's challenges from the start but I just haven't managed it so far.  Yay, this week I've made it and am playing along with the ABC Anything Goes challenge!

I love the gingerbread man stamp from the SU! Scentsational Season set and I've been wanting to make a card featuring a line of the sweet gingerbread men.  I've had the idea for this card brewing for some time and I have now made it a reality.  I made a 5" x 7" card from Real Red CS and then chopped about 3/4" off the bottom of the front of the card so that the card rests on the line of gingerbread men.  I stamped and die cut 5 gingerbread men and glued them to the front of the card - for strength I then decided to stamp and die cut 5 more and I glued those to the back of the front ones.  I then added the patterned paper, punched strip and the sentiment label and pearls.  To finish off the front I added a strip of Soft Suede dotted ribbon and glued a flat bow on top.

Inside I used more patterned paper and added a punched Real Red strip.  I used Real Red and Soft Suede markers to ink the sentiment, layered that onto a Real Red mat and glued it on the wonk in front of a stamped and die cut gingerbread man.

For the envelope I simply covered the flap with the pretty snowflake paper.  I couldn't resist this paper with it's lovely colours!  I really like how this turned out, I think it's a very cheery card.  I see another card like this in my future - but made with the Christmas tree from the Scentsational Season set maybe!

Stamps: SU! Scentsational Season, Sweet Essentials & Wacky Wishes sets
CS: SU! Real Red & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  Echo Park Happy Holidays Presents paper
Ink: SU! Soft Suede & Real Red
Tools: SU! Holiday Collection Framelits dies, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Soft Suede dotted grosgrain ribbon, red pearls



Patty Gorka said...

How cute is this...! Love how you inked your sentiment stamp!

Pia S said...

You've made such a great border with the sweet gingerbread stamp, and your card has such a lovely design! The card and envelope makes a perfectly matching set

Louise van Vuren said...

These little gingerbread men are so yummy! I especially like that little cheeky one who's peeping out at us!Love the papers too

Louise xx

Mynn xx said...

LOVE that gingerbread border!!! Too cute--and I LOVE the patterned paper you used, too! This is just too darling! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Very cheery indeed. Love your chorus line of gingerbread men along the bottom and the that great paper with it. So glad you were able to play along with us this week at 'ABC' Challenges Ruth!

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