Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wow, I've been gone a loooong time...

Here is my latest project...50 gingerbread invitation cards for a friend of mine at work.  Covered the dining room table (oh darn, guess we'll have to go out to eat!  heh.) and hubby's response?  "Hey you made a tablecloth!"  Yes, yes I did.  The card idea came from a challenge from my friend to make a card that included wrapping paper.  Every single one of those gingerbread men are stickled to the nines.  Here is a closer look at them.  And yes, thanks for asking, my hand does hurt!  :)
The gingerbread man was cut from my Cricut (Thank goodness!  Can you imagine hand cutting 50 of these guys?  eeww.)  Stuck the wrapping paper on then ran through the Vagabond (I've decided to call her Vicki)using a T!m Holtz embossing folder.  I may have mentioned before my slight addiction to embossing folders...oh, and T!m.  heh. 
The original challenge was to make a Christmas card that used wrapping paper, but you could not use any shade of red or green.  Here is my original challenge card.
The snowman is T!m's cut once with the wish and once without.  Painted the wish man with Adirondack Pearl Paint Dabber and inked the hat, arms, and nose of the other with Distress Stains.  cut out and glued the hat, arms, and nose on and made the scarf by sticking a piece of wire between two colors of Stampin' Up! ribbon.  I adhered a piece of SU! designer series paper to the back of the wish and filled in the spaces with Glossy Accents.  I found out the hard way that if you have leftover brown ink on your fingers and you wipe off excess Glossy Accents from the word wish you get a not-so-lovely yellowish staining of your Glossy Accents.  sigh.  I guess I'll keep this one for a sample.  The word was covered in stickles (love that bling!)  I put a little bit of stickles on the hat.  The wrapping paper was adhered to the card front and then Vicki (the Vagabond- remember?) embossed the snowflakes with the SU! Northern Flurry folder.  Now I have a plan for a card with ornaments, I just have to find T!m's "joy" die.  But first I have to finish my December calendar!  Thanks for stopping by- hopefully I won't be gone as long this time!  Happy stamping to all and to all inky fingers!