Friday, September 22, 2017

Hearts Come Home Gingerbread Village Version 2

Hi everyone!

Today's card is the 2nd version of my gingerbread villages using the Hearts Come Home bundle from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!  This card turned out quite a bit differently than yesterday's. I love it!

I started this card with an Emerald Envy card base. I used the scalloped border die from the Seasonal Layers Framelits to cut out the bottom of one side of the card base.

Once that was complete, I adhered a piece of the Quilted Christmas 6x6 Designer Series Paper. I ended up adhering a second piece of this paper on the inside to finish off the bottom of the card with the same pattern. I really love this gingham with this card. It reminds me of a table cloth!

The gingerbread village was die cut using the village dies from the bundle. I cut them out of Soft Suede card stock and backed them using Whisper White. I added detail to the snowman and the trees using a white gel pen.

I stamped the sentiment using Real Red onto a piece of Whisper White and added a few left over rhinestones from yesterday's card.

So, which one did you like better? Is it version 1 or 2?  Let me know in the comments!

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Hearts Come Home Gingerbread Village Version 1

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to be back with another card for you today using the new Hearts Come Home Bundle from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog! This bundle is amazing and I am loving creating with it!

Today's card is a gingerbread village with the "frosting" being the main focal point. Let me walk you through how I made it!


I started with Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper. The trick to die cutting something intricate out of glimmer paper is to die cut it upside down!  Luckily, for this die set, it really works either way! When die cutting, I made sure to leave a significant gap at the bottom to help create my hill side.

My next step was to back all of the houses with Soft Suede card stock. I adhered a piece behind each house and cut them down to size. Liquid glue works the best here. I used the Liquid Multipurpose Glue.

After adhering all of the Soft Suede card stock, it was time to adhere everything to the card layer. My card base and layer are both Real Red. The first row with the church was adhered directly to the card. The next layer was adhered with glue dots and the final layer was adhered with dimensionals.


To help the trees stand out from the background, I used an alcohol marker to color some of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels. After they were dried, I adhered them to the trees and on all the windows. 

I love this card! I can't wait for you to see the second version! What do you think of this gingerbread village? Let me know down in the comments! 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Joy to the World Watercolor Background

Hi everyone!

It's day 2 of my Hearts Come Home series. Today's card came to me in a dream. It's weird when that happens, but it's so much fun seeing it in real life!

This card's focus are the villages and sentiment from the Hearts Come Home bundle which is in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog! 


I used Dazzling Diamond and Silver Glimmer Paper for the villages. The trick is to die cut with the paper upside down. That's a good trick for cutting the glimmer paper with your trimmer as well.


I heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. Once cooled, I started working on my background. I pulled out a large acrylic block and smooshed my Pink Pirouette ink pad onto it. I added some water from a Clear Wink of Stella pen that was repurposed once it was empty! I smooshed the watercolor paper onto the wet ink, dried with my heat tool and then repeated the process using less water.


Once dried, I adhered the silver village using liquid glue and the white using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I added the layer to a Thick Whisper White card base and added the tiny stars using liquid glue!

I really love how this one turned out! What do you think? Is pink a color you reach for during the holidays?

Thanks so much for stamping with me today!  Check out the supplies, video and my monthly specials below!




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