I hope you had a great 3-day holiday weekend. We attended a cousins wedding on Saturday and it was short, sweet, and very meaningful. Sunday was our 28th anniversary which made both days very special and sentimental. In between those events I squeezed in some fun designing for my September Card Class coming up this Saturday AND a bit of Pokemon’ing with Derek. Woohoo!
My share today is the second of three designs I created featuring the Sweet Home Bundle in the 2016 Holiday Catalog, for our local Demonstrator swap, that just went live on Sept 1st. Yay! This was actually the first design I created. I had envisioned a Pink Gingerbread Scene, then it morphed into this fun winter scene that would be great for any age as well as throughout our upcoming holiday season. The Home Sweet Home Thinlits Die Set has so many shapes and pieces your imagination can run wild for days. [HINT – you’ll want stop back by and see my third design that is outside the Gingerbread box.]
BASE: I started the base with Soft Sky then layered with Glimmer Dazzling Diamonds embossed with Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I trimmed the top edge following the curve to soften the look of the “glimmery snow”.
WINTER GINGERBREAD HOUSE: The house is Sahara Sand stamped with the “Clapboard” Image from the Sweet Home Stamp Set with Sahara Sand ink. The Blushing Bride “Candy Cane” stamped house edges (also from the Sweet Home Stamp Set) and Blushing Bride Front Door are clear embossed to add shine. The Eaves are 3/8″ strips of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer to keep the “Snow” effect going. The “Candy Dots” on the Eaves are also included in the Sweet Home Bundle. [There is a trio stamp image and die, making these quick and a breeze to stamp and die cut. They are stamped in Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride. Finally, to add the winter holiday scene feel I topped the door with a Pear Pizzazz wreath from the Santa’s Sleight Bundle. Almost all of the images and Die Shapes are included in the Sweet Home bundle. [I know! This bundle includes loads and loads of fun stamp and die shapes.]
SENTIMENT: After much deliberation I embossed the sentiment onto the card itself. It is from the Tin of Tags Stamp Set. It is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in White. You get a nice sentiment but keep the Gingerbread House as the focal point.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy today’s design and that you find the new 2016 Holiday Catalog as exciting and fun as I do. Have a great Tuesday!
- STAMPS: Sweet Home, Tin of Tags, Santa’s Sleigh
- PAPER: Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Glimmer-Dazzling Diamonds
- INK: VersaMark, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride
- ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Home Sweet Home, Santa’s Sleigh | Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–Seaside | Emboss Powder–White
Sparkly Hugs, Carol