Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gingerbread House.....

Hello everyone: I have another Christmas card that will go into my box of Holiday greetings, I know
Spring is still here but, having a good stash of Christmas cards comes really handy when it's time to start mailing them to family and friends. I'm linking this card to some challenges down below.

This lovely and super sweet image is from the Power Poppy set called Frosted Gingerbread, I stamped it onto a die cut panel of Strathmore water color paper with Versafine black ink and colored it with some SU markers and my Sakura Koi water colors. I'm sad to admit my SU markers are very old and some are really dry so I've often had to use some water to be able to color with them, unfortunately, I do not have any of the re inkers but that's ok, I still use them and for the amount of color I need for my projects, they still work fine.....but I digress.....After coloring the image I then I applied some Ranger Texture Paste where the "snow" or "icing" is, I love the 3D effect I got.

This stuff actually looks like sugar icing, so pretty. I added some small pearls to the roof and a bit of Wink of Stella (which is also kind of gone, need a new one, sheeesh!!) everywhere there are candies.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.  Some of you have asked me why I highlight the words "finished inside" when I show it to you and it's because sometimes the inside has been confused with a card front and I've been told that "it didn't follow the challenge's theme, sketch and/or colors" so I just want to be sure the challenges I participate in know that the first picture is of the front and the second one is the inside.

Both the sentiment and the little Gingerbread cookies are from the same set.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.

Power Poppy April challenge "Pick a Sketch", this is the one I used.

Merry Monday Challenge #245 "Use Kraft"

Christmas at Sweet Stamping "April Challenge" Anything Christmas.
Crafting By Designs "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
Fab n' Funky Challenges #348 "Christmas"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Wow! Look at the adorable candy house! It's so life like! I love the colors and the snow it too adorable Maria great job!

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohh my goodness Maria what a wonderful Christmas stamp, your colouring is so amazing and that icing looks so real. Love this card.

Mary Fish said...

Let it snow . . . love the fluffy stuff!

Cheryl W. said...

Your gingerbread house is SO beautifully colored. Love your cards!

Kate said...

WOW !!! I could sink my teeth into that gingerbread house!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. WMS stands for Waltzing Mouse Stamps. They were a company owned and operated and largely illustrated by Claire Brennan. She closed her doors early last year to the great sadness of many of her fans. However she does now illustrate for Gina K designs and many of the old WMS sets have been rereleased - not sure about the coffee set you'd have to check.

Colleen said...

Awesome card, brilliant idea to use the texture paste because is really does look like snow! Great coloring and a cute Christmas Gingerbread house! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

SO fun! Your gingerbread house looks good enough to eat!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday.