Hello everyone and happy new year! I'm so happy that I can be the hostess of the first challenge of the Country View Challenges in 2020! The theme I chose is Love but in a larger sense. Next month will be Valentine's Day but I think about those crafters who don't celebrate Valentine's Day, so I welcome in this challenge any projects that you make for your loved ones: husband, wife, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, dog, cat etc. But if you love your job, your life or your hobby that's okay too. I just want to see on your projects that you really love that thing or that special someone.
My first creation is a quite traditional love card with a gingerbread man and a woman.
For this card, I used my earlier card as an inspiration.
And here is my tutorial.
The base is a folded kraft paper.
The second layer is a white 200gsm paper.
The third layer is from Tim Holtz 2018 Christmas Paper Stash. I inked the edges of this pattern paper with Walnut Stain Distress ink.
The gingerbread man and woman were cut out from kraft paper twice. Then I glued the pieces together. First I spritzed the figures with Vintage Photo Spray Stain, then with diluted Picket Fence paint but not with a splatter brush because I wanted just tiny splatters, so I used an ordinary brush. Here you can see:
When they were dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
With this technique, you can achieve I quite natural effect, your paper gingerbreads can look like real gingerbread cookies.
What I used:
Sizzix Thinlits die, Fresh Baked #1 by Tim Holtz
Sizzix Thinlits die, Fresh Baked #2 by Tim Holtz
Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label by Tim Holtz
Sizzix Bigz die, Village Gingerbread by Tim Holtz - for the pretzel
Idea-Ology Christmas Paper Stash 2018
Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Ranger Distress paint (Picket Fence)
Nuvo Crystal Drops, Simply White - I put this on the pretzel
I hope you like it!!! And if you have a project in the theme of love, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!