Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Hello All,

 I'm so happy to share today's card with you.  It has been on my "To Make List" for a long long time.   The gingerbread house is an ancient Stampin Up stamp set.   I think I have had it for almost 13 years.  It was current back in 2000.  Magnolia released "Tilda Gingerbread" several years ago and I immediately thought of pairing them together.   However,  as I'm sure you can relate.... life gets busy.   I love when ideas get out of my head and come to life.

 This card is a little tricky because Tilda is actually taller than the Gingerbread house.   To create the illusion that she is standing in front of the house, I masked Tilda then stamped the house behind her.  

 Little Details:  I used a Stardust glitter pen to add some sparkle to the gumdrops.  I tried to mimic the sugar the covers them.   On the snow that covers the roof and chimney, I added white flock.  It is a lot of fun to touch, but doesn't show up very well in any of the photos.

 Copics for the house: (Tilda colors are below)

House: E31, E33, E35, E37
Roof: E47, E49
Red: R24, R29
Pink: RV10, RV11, RV13
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
Dark Green: G43, G46
Purple: BV11, BV13
Ground: W3, W1, W0

Basket: E30, E31, E33
cookies: random browns
Shoes: W2, W4, W5, W6, W8(small highlights)
Shirt: W3, W1, W0, 0
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13  white gel pen on cheeks
Hair: Y21, E50, E51, E31
Brown: E47, E49, E59  I needed to do a lot of little adjustments with this.  Added color slowly, you can always add more, but you can't take it off.

1 comment:

  1. Can't imagine how long that took to make. It's beautiful!!