Category: Gorgeous Grunge

Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Family

I have been making some Christmas cards recently and I thought I would share a couple of them with you today. I used the, oh so popular, Cookie Cutter Christmas and the gorgeous gingerbread man.

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I stamped 3 gingerbread men in Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and punched them out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I dressed them up with bows in Real Red and So Saffron and a bow-tie in Soft Sky ink stamped onto Soft Sky cardstock and added them to a Whisper White layer with Dimensionals. I added the tiny snowflake from the Star of Light stamp set. The sentiment, from the Stitched With Cheer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso and die cut with the Big Shot using the Bunch of Banners framelit dies. The upper right corner of the Whisper White piece was rounded using a We R Memory Keepers ½” corner rounder and added to a panel of Soft Sky cardstock, which also had a rounded corner. The whole piece was added to Thick Whisper White card base, yes I also rounded the top right corner and to finished I added a Basic Rhinestone to each of the little girl’s hair bows. Such a charming card.

1-dscf8272For the second card I stamped the gingerbread people in Early Espresso onto Whisper White cardstock and punched them out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I stamped the large splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Pool Party ink onto a panel of Whisper White, I think it looks a little like a map….. and added the gingerbread people either side.  I mounted the piece onto a panel of Pool Party cardstock and added it using Tombow to a Thick Whisper White card base. I rounded the upper right and lower left corners of all the pieces using the Project Life Corner Rounder. As a final touch I added a Red Glimmer paper bow and buttons for the bit of sparkle. The sentiment comes from the retired set Festival of Trees and was stamped in Pool Party ink. Love it

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope you like the projects. See you again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set
Star of Light stamp set
Stitched With Cheer Stamp set
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Bunch of Banners Framelit dies
Thick Whisper White cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Soft Sky cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Red Glimmer Paper
Early Espresso inkpad
Soft Sky inkpad
Pool Party inkpad
Prodject Life Corner Rounder
Big Shot + Magnetic Platform
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks C, B and E
Basic Rhinestones
Scissors
Bone Folder
Paper Piercer
Dimensionals
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Envelopes

Watercolor Masculine Birthday

Today I am sharing a card I made recently for the husband of my upline, Mikaela. Rumour had it; a big birthday was coming up……

Like many people I find masculine cards a bit of a challenge, but after seeing some lovely ideas on Pinterest, I dug out my water colour cardstock and my aquapainter and got to work. I haven’t water coloured for a while but I have seen some lovely ideas on Pinterest that I wanted to try out.

crafty-rootes.co.uk - Stampin Up Number of Years, masculine water colored card
crafty-rootes.co.uk – Stampin Up Number of Years, masculine water colored card

I chose to use Island Indigo and Mint Macaron inkpads, a bit of a go to colour combo of mine at the moment, they go so well together. I squeezed the inkpads to get ink in the lid and used that to messily watercolor the bottom ⅔rds of the cardstock. I wanted an area of darker colour fading out towards the top of the cardstock. When I was happy, I left it to dry.

crafty-rootes.co.uk - Stampin Up Number of Years, water color, masculine card
crafty-rootes.co.uk – Stampin Up Number of Years, water color, masculine card

I wanted a little more texture so added some speckles using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I stamped 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation using Night of Navy ink.

crafty-rootes.co.uk - Stampin Up Number of Years, water color, masculine card
crafty-rootes.co.uk – Stampin Up Number of Years, water color, masculine card

I stamped the 50 from the Number of Years stamp set using Island Indigo ink and die cut the numbers using the co-ordinating Large Number dies. To give extra dimension, I die cut both numbers 3 more times and adhered them together to give a raised, chipboard effect. I stamped the little banner from the Number of Years stamp set onto Vellum cardstock using Night of Navy ink and added the birthday sentiment from the same stamp set using the same ink.

I added a strip of patterned paper from the gorgeous, and sadly retiring, Birthday Bouquet Dsp pack to each side of the watercoloured panel. I added a strip of Silver Glimmer card to either side and mounted the whole panel to a card base of Island Indigo using dimensionals.

I was really happy with how this card turned out, and so was the recipient. It turned out that he was a few years older than 50…..I had managed to get my wires crossed. Still my card had a front of shelf position ……. happy days…..

Thank you for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.

Mo x