Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gingerbread Snowflake Package

It's really time to get the final Christmas cards done so I'm not stressed doing all the other preparations for the wonderful family holidays coming up!  To that end -  I have a sweet little Christmas card to share.  
I made the bow with the small bow die from Lil Inker Designs.  The greenery was cut with Holiday Greens die from Alterations. I wrapped Stone twine around the 'package' and looped it through the snowflake cookie.
I die cut the snowflake out of kraft card and then sponged it with Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom ink to make it look like a gingerbread cookie tag on this lovely 'present'. 
My card design was inspired by today's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  The inspiration was Angela's Christmas Pinterest board - and this was what caught my eye:
 So how did I do??
 My background is a piece of digi paper from Stamplorations called Splash of Grunge. (no longer available)
I'm also linking my card to Jingle Belles Challenge - Holiday Foods and Drinks 
(gingerbread cookie)
Stamps: Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Kraft, Stone - PTI, green - Distress Cordinations, Splotchy Grunge Digi DP - Stamplorations
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Dies - Create a Snowflake/Nestabilities, Holiday Greens/Alteratioins, Bow Die Small/Lil Inker Designs, foam dots, stone twine - the Twinery, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

14 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, I love this one Julia! What a wonderful colour combo, so frosty with a touch of woodsy! Great take on that photo too, bang on actually! Love the snowflake. hugs :)

Redanne said...

The gingerbread snowflake is adorable and I love that beautiful bow... Hugs, Anne xx

SmilynStef said...

I am lovin' that faux gingerbread (so many fewer calories) ... awesome inspired design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Mona Pendleton said...

oh my goodness Julia! Your gingerbread snowflake looks edible! what an amazing take on the inspiration! I love it!
thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

A+, lady! You did an amazing job with the inspiration you selected. Love that card!

Charlene said...

Beautiful card!!!

Annette Allen said...

very pretty card.. love how you added the twine and the snowflake

Lee-Anne said...

That "gingerbread cookie" looks edible, Julia! Fabulous take on the photo!

Kay Miller said...

Oh that is so neat! It really does look like gingerbread! Such a fabulous card Julia!!

Marybeth said...

Wow,you nailed the inspration photo, at first I thought the card was the package. This is gorgeous Julia!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous card Julia, looks good enough to eat! Deb xo

Becca Cruger said...

Ahem... excuse me... did you say FINAL Christmas cards done? Girl, I haven't even begun to THINK about Christmas cards. >>insert panicked breathing here<<.

HEHE - your design is so cute and clever and spot on with the inspiration image. Lovely!

butterfly said...

Love this design - so subtle and elegant - gorgeous gingerbread colour on the snowflake!
Alison xx

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW! that is just sooooo gorgeous and elegant; i love everything about your fabulous card, plus it's so ♥perfect♥ for our JINGLE BELLES xmas feast! ♥♥♥