Sunday, July 19, 2009

Christmas in July

The 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge on Kerry's amazing blog last week was Christmas in July. This gave me an excuse to pull out my adorable Oven Fresh set from Claire Brennan.

I had originally planned to make a 4" square card, but when I went to score the card, out of habit, I scored it at 4.25", so the front was much shorter than the back. I made it work by using some scalloped scissors to create the edge, and putting some decorative paper on the inside to add to the design. It was a happy mistake :)

When the card is open you can see the paper on the inside, and the scallops from the front.

The gingerbread woman is stamped on brown foam for something a little different, and maybe to make it somewhat more realistic than paper.

I used Liquid Applique on the shoes, and the icing on the arms. I didn't let it dry well enough before heating, so that is why there are the little "bubbles". I don't mind it though because it looks like dabs of icing decorating the cookie :)

The frame for the image was created with my Labels 2 nestabilities die , purchased from Treehouse Stamps. I embossed the die, then leaving it in place, I sponged all around it to create a frame that remained the base colour, and is embossed.

I then carefully used my xacto knife to cut slits along the embossing for the ribbon to thread through.

The tag was stamped on shrink plastic, and the candy canes were stamped on the back of the shrink plastic, so they appear more faded. This is the first time I have used shrink plastic, and I had a really good time watching it crinkle up, then straighten out. I see much more of it in my future.


jociegal said...

Hello there, I just discovered your site today and it is just really great. I love this little card. Thanks for the good readin'!

Laurel said...

What a cute gingerbread card! It is gorgeous and I can tell a lot of time went into it! Don't you just love Christmas in July?!? TFS!

Elena said...

How cute! I love how you decorated Gingerbread woman!