Saturday, 3 May 2014

52CCT - Sketch ....

....  Good morning everyone!  It's time for our new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this month our hostess is Ruth - she has some fabulous challenges in store for us.  As usual, we start the month with a sketch.  Here's my take:

Be Merry - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy, Half Baked Gingerbread Joy, Alpine Christmas, Bitty Banners, Seasons of Love
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink; Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: WMS - Gingerbread Family; Lil' Inkers - Stitched Squares #2 & 6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink;

I used a few other challenges to help me make this card:


I cut a couple of mat layers for the card; the pink layer was cut using the stitched square die from Lil Inkers - I do like the effect it gives.  I stamped the gingerbread couple onto white card using the outline stamps, then stamped the clothes and finally die cut them using the matching dies.  I stamped the top hat in Versafine to get a really deep, even black colour and fussy cut it out.  I stamped the dotty banner and cut it out by hand.  I finished the front with another stitched square, stamped the sentiment here and added a bit of holly and a couple of stars.  On the inside I cut another mat in orange and stamped a few gingerbread babies and a sweet sentiment.

Be Merry inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspirational cards based on this sketch check out the work of our Guest Designer - Judy.  Judy makes wonderful cards and she plays along with us regularly.  The Design Team also have a great selection of cards to share with you - do stop by and leave some love - we all like comments!  Can't wait to see what you make with this sketch!  Bye for now.

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18 comments:

Asha said...

She is just too cute, Deborah. The bow and the singular fringe on her forehead! And he looks dapper in his top hat ... gingerbread people never looked so good! Fab take on the sketch. Have a lovely weekend!
hugs, Asha

SmilynStef said...

I am lovin' those faux stitched frames ... what a cute holiday design ... so glad you got all bundled-up with us at jingle belles.

Catherine L said...

love both the external and internal features of your card - really cute gingerbread people!

fabiola jaques said...

nous avons eu un peu la même idée Deborah, ils sont très fun tes bonhomme en couleur moins traditionnelles, joyeux et très mignon, biz

Bonnie said...

What fun gingerbread people, Deborah! They look like they're dancing! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Susangail Powell said...

This is so cute! Love the addition of the top hat!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE your use of the colors, Deb! And those gingerbread people are hilarious! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :) Mynn xx

Claire said...

It's ages since I've seen that set used - such a fun one! I'd never have known you'd used so many WMS sets on the one card - must be a record surely! Love how you've done a Christmas card with the colours...looks great. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q Deborah!

Danielle Vincent said...

The sentiment is just perfect for this card as it made me smile and feel very merry as soon as I saw it. LOVE that stitched border. Awesome, festive and cute card Deborah. Hugs D

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Deborah, I love these fun colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lori said...

OMGOSH, Deborah, these gingies are super amazing!! LOL...Love their outfits :) You did a great job combining these challenges! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!! :)

Ruth M said...

What a sweet card Deborah, the gingerbread folk brought a big grin to my face - love the little ones on the inside too! A really unusual colour combo for a Christmas card but you've absolutely nailed that in addition to the sketch layout!
Enjoy the rest of your week! Ruth x

Louise van Vuren said...

Your gingerbread men look particularly mischievous Deborah, and made me smile. you don't see red and pink together very often, but it sure looks good here. Great take on the sketch

Louise xx

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet card and a great version of the 52CCT sketch! Love the cute faced gingerbread pair!

Deepti said...

awww this ginger bread duo is so adorable, love the layering :)

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! merry & bright are definitely the right words! and i LOVE that the inside is equally cool! thanks for "bundling up" with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Jacqueline said...

A lovely fun card - love the jolly gingerbread people! - Jacqueline xx

Patricia Hays said...

The gingerbread couple is very festive! They go so well with the "be merry" sentiment. :)

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