Friday, November 13, 2009

First Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to our "First Christmas" Blog Hop!

Today I used Asela's gingerbread pair to make a cookie wreath. I placed a circle die on my paper to use as a guide on my white CS and then stamped the image 5 times around it leaving a space at the bottom for my bow. After coloring, adding shadows with W-1 Warm Gray Copic and outlining the white piping with a Sakura Clear Glaze Pen, I cut loosely around the outline of the cookies. Next I took a small rectangle punch to make two slits in between each pair to thread my polka dotted ribbon through, I chose this one to go with the little white dots on the cookies. The bow is separate and attached with a glue dot. I stamped "Festive Frame" onto DP, this print has such a homey feel, and colored my borders in tan to match the cookies. Wreath is attached with pop dots, completely covering the oval border, and card base is Pure Luxury White.


Are you ready for some more Eye-Candy tonight!? Stop in at Asela Hopkin's blog (our featured Illustrator tonight) and see what she has prepared for us.

Then, check out these GinaK Designer's blogs for their projects:

as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Designer's blogs:

Remember, the Idea Center has lots of tutorials, photos, and links that will provide even more ideas for you with this stamp set!

And, if you haven't already done so, be sure to leave a comment on GinaK's blog for a chance to win this stamp set tonight too! If you have already purchased this set, you may swap it out for any other GinaK stamp set valued at $23.95.

26 comments:

Donna said...

that is one cute wreath!

Sharri Seffens said...

How cute is the gingerbread wreath! I love it!

wordbird said...

Ok Melanie...now I'm definitely convinced that Festive Frame can be combined with any other stamp and be completely wonderful!! I love this card! ;D Diana

JenMarie said...

Totally FABulous Melanie!

lisa808 said...

What a 'sweet' wreath!

tlgirl353 said...

wow- I can almost smell the spices! Cute cute!!!

Theresa Momber said...

How cool! I love your gingerbread man wreath!

Susan White said...

Amazing card Mel, I just love the gingerbread wreath.

Deb said...

LOVE this! This is absolutely adorable!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

oh how cute! I love this! what a great idea!!

Nancy said...

What a great card! You are so good at masking! I love that you used the gingerbread men with the festive frame stamp. Just gorgeous!

Dawn said...

just too cute!! and love your frame for the bg!!

joy said...

What a happy looking circle of gingerbread friends! Such a happy card!

Carolyn King said...

what a cute wreath. great idea!

Christi said...

Oh, your gingerbread wreath is so super cute! I love how you put it in the center of Festive Frame! It looks so beautiful!

Jessica said...

What lovely card, Melanie! TFD

Deebi27 said...

Cute idea Mel. Crisp and bright wreath. Thanks for idea :)

Melissa Cash said...

I love this Melanie! So creative to make the little ginger wreath and pair it with your Festive Frame.

connie said...

I love the gingerbread wreath! this is so cute.

Tina Gilliland said...

HOLY MOLY girlfriend!!! I TOTALLY LOVE that wreath. Wow.... you just never stop amazing me. Cute, cute, cute!!!

Robin McK said...

Very creative to make that wreath with the Gingerbread people!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

ACK!!!!!!!!!! What an adorable wreath!!!!!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Super cute and creative card, Melanie! I love the wreath of gingerbread people and the threaded ribbon! It work wonderfully with Festive Frame!

catdidit said...

What an awesome Wreath Mel! So very creative, LOVE this!

Sandra said...

sooo cute!
Sandra

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love that gingerbread frame and how you combined it with the Festive Frame set.