Sweet Smells of the Season

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hello there! First of all, I will go ahead and apologize for bombarding you with posts today. I just realized that three of Flourishes challenges end today at 5:00, so I've got to get a move on if I want to enter, and I REALLY want a shot at their new stamp sets. Have you seen them? Gorgeous!!!

This card is for Christmas, and I've made it to fit Flourishes' Name Game Challenge. The rules are to use your monogram as the inspiration for your creation! So, if your name starts with an “J” – add jewels! What about “B” –add a bow! How about a “P” – use a punch! Just that simple! Well, my initials are CDL, so I used Copics, Dies, and Liquid Pearls.

I started this card with absolutely no idea of how it might turn out. I didn't use a sketch, and all I knew was that I wanted to follow the Name Game rules and use these two darling gingerbread cookie people. First I colored them with Copic markers, then I made glitter glue with glitter and Mod Podge and painted them with it to mimic sparkling sugar crystals, but I may have used just a little too much glitter. It looks good straight on, but at an angle, it sparkles A LOT. I used Liquid Pearls on the buttons--still shiny, but toned down a bit. I'm just thinking of these as extra sweet, happy cookies, and that makes all that sparkle okay in my mind. ;)

I couldn't figure out how to arrange the cookies on the card individually, so I made a tiny baking sheet out of shimmer cardstock and "grouped" them together. I cut a rectangle, rounded the corners, then scored the edges at about 1/4", and folded them up slightly. I used some scrap fabric to sew a teeny tiny oven mitt. Boy, was that a chore. It's upholstery fabric and I had a heck of a time getting it turned right side out after sewing it. But, it did turn out cute.

I used a Fleur de Lis die behind the pan and flower to keep the space from looking too empty there, and a Beaded Circles die for the sentiment.

The rest is pretty self-explanatory, but if you want to know anything specific, just ask and I'll give you the details.

Here's a peek at the inside.

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Sweets of the Season (Flourishes); Daily Junque (Pinkpaislee)
Paper: Gingerbread Fun (Designs by Krista-digital paper); Shimmer Stack (DCWV); Dinner Party-digital paper (Shabby Princess)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Memento; Copic Markers
Dies: Fleur de Lis Pendants & Beaded Circles (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Hemp Cord (Hobby Lobby); flower (Recollections); Corner Chomper; scrap fabric; doily; glitter; Mod Podge; Liquid Pearls; Perfect Pearls Mist; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Shannon White said...

OMGosh Miss Cheryl this is Just To Adorable for words! Love every last creative detail! What a Fabulous Christmas gingerbread baking scene you've created! And your darling mini oven mitt is So Cute! Just a Wonderful Christmas creation!

Happy Friday to you my friend! 8-)


Theresa said...

OMGoodness - is right!! This is freakin' amazing. I totally love everything about it. I can image that mit was tough - but you pulled out all the stops on this one. WOW I totally love it!!

Bernie said...

This is absolutely jaw dropping fabulous!!!! So unique!! OMG the cookie sheet and the mit is pure genius!! Your cookies look good enough to eat! All in all an amazing card!
Blessings Bernie