It's the first Wednesday of April, and that means it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge! Working our way through the alphabet, we have come to H is for Homes/Houses and I is for Icicles. For the first time since I joined the team, I only made a card for one of the prompts. :( Well strictly speaking, I made a second card, but it went directly into the recycling bin. Here, at least, is my card for H for homes/houses:
Gingerbread houses! I die cut two kraft houses, and two white houses, so I could use the white for the icing parts. I added some extra browning to the gingerbread with a little distress ink. The gumdrops for the roofs are coloured with Copics, then brushed with sparkle mist for their sugar frosting. The sky background is lightly blended with tumbled glass distress ink.
You can see a little bit of the gumdrop sparkle in this close-up:
I have never used this Paper Smooches die set before, and I don't think its original owner had, either! (I love hand-me-downs. :D) So off this card goes to Darnell's April NBUS challenge. (Challenge #25 already; congrats, Darnell!)
Lots of great inspiration on offer from my ABC teammates - including some successful icicle cards! ;) April is a great time to make holiday cards to avoid that last-minute stress in December, so I hope you will join us!
Supplies: Neenah white & desert storm cardstock, Studio Katia Holiday Village stamp, Stampin' Up real red & tumbled glass & gathered twigs distress ink, Copic markers, Paper Smooches gingerbread house & Sugar Pea Designs card front element builder dies, Tsukineko clear shimmer sparkle mist
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