Are you ready for some Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Sweetness? Well, It’s Wednesday and you know what that means… I’m over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Card Sketch Challenge! Check out this weeks sketch as well as the Design Team submissions then play along. The challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST.
Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Sweetness
Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #222
I’ve had a few crazy weeks getting ready for a Craft Fair. I was burning the midnight oil! My absolute favorite stamp set currently is definitely the Cookie Cutter Christmas with the coordinating punch. Did you know that after January 3, 2017, you’ll no longer be able to purchase the bundle and save 10%?!?!
This weeks card for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #222 features the Gingerbread image from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. I made the Gingerbread into a girl with an adorable hair bow. Isn’t she sweet and delectable? I could just eat her up. While today’s card features a variety of layers, it can also be made without the additional layers behind the circle and square die cuts but I really liked the details added with the layers.
Layers are a great way to bump UP the level of your card and layers are not difficult to add. When planning a card, consider the small details and what layers may or may not add to your card. I most certainly didn’t need to add the extra scalloped layers but I wanted the Whisper White circle to pop against the Whisper White background. These are some of the details that I think about when creating a project.
- Card Base is 4-1/4″ x 11″ folded in half to measure 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
- Whisper White top layer is layered on Early Espresso. I recommend that you find measurements that you are comfortable with. For those that would like to know, I use layers a tad narrower and here are the measurements that I use:
- Whisper White Layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
- Early Espresso Layer is 4-1/16″ x 5-5/16″
- I’ve used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper which is unfortunately, no longer available as it has sold out. BUT, you could easily change out for a different Designer Series Paper Stack such as Real Red. This layer measures 3-7/8″ x 2-1/4″
- Next, I started with a 1″ x 4-1/2″ strip which I made into a banner using the Banner Triple Punch then added it to the card front at a vertical following with the theme of the Card Sketch.
- The Whisper White circle is die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits which should be available again in Mid-January. In the meantime, the Layering Circle Framelits are an excellent substitute with the scallop circle used for the back layer with Early Espresso cardstock.
- The sentiment is stamped using A Little Something Stamp Set that I just discovered is retired – oops! I try not to use retired product when I’m going to blog about it. Again, there are other options available and this is an opportunity to make the card your own by using a different stamp set. The sentiment is die cut using the Layering Square Framelits with a Real Red scalloped layer.
- The Gingerbread Sweetness is stamped using Early Espresso Classic Ink and punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. The bow is stamped with Real Red and also punched out.
- Don’t forget the finishing details! I used the Real Red from the Brights Enamel Shapes. Then I added a Classy Designer Button tied with Linen Thread.
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Tips, Tricks and Reminders from Sunny Girl Scraps:
- I’ve shared this before, but Stampin’ Dimensionals are a crafters best friend! Stack 2 or even 3 dimensional to really add some pop to a card front.
- When stamping with a dark color such as Early Espresso, make certain it is well inked so you get full coverage of the image especially when stamping with the Photopolymer stamps.
- Don’t be afraid to use multiple patterns of Cards while using the same layout. The card will look similar, is quick to assemble yet creates a variety of cards.
Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch
Here is this weeks Card Sketch with the Paper Craft Crew. If you are having a mental creative block, card sketches are a great way to kickstart your creative juices. Why not stop over at the Paper Craft Crew, create a card inspired by this weeks Card Sketch and post to the blog!
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