Dec 23, 2020

Gingerbread Man Spa


Ahhhh!!! Hot Chocolate...

The other day. I was making hot chocolate and some pumpkin spiced chocolate cookies with my daughter and the inspiration hit me...what if I made a hot chocolate bug using the latest Mug dies from Lawn Fawn.  That's when I came across the Tiny Gingerbread stamps and I think that is what sold me on it.   I had the idea of these little gingerbread people jumping into a cup of hot cocoa and swimming, playing and just having a grand time.  


Antique Linen Distress Ink
Silver Glitter Cardstock
​Grey Metallic Cardstock
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
​A2 Card base
Liquid Glue
Foam Tape
White Embossing Powder
​VersaMark Embossing Ink


A little spa treatment please!

To start off I die cut out my solid and hollow mugs out of solid white cardstock.  I used the metallic gray for the spoon, brown for a solid mug and silver glitter cardstock for the smoke tendrils.  For the brown cutout I also used the Ocean Wave Accents to cut half way down the mug and a small wave cut inside of the mug piece to create a small opening. 

Next I worked my background on a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of white cardstock.  I blended together Milled Lavender and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide.  Using Picket Fence Distress Ink, I blended in some stars with the Hocus Pocus stencil.  I also added some star stitching with the Just Stitching Star Dies.  This really added a nice touch.  Once completed I adhered the background down onto my card base. 

Now I started to put together my main piece.  using liquid glue I glued down the brown cut out to the white solid cut out.  I left the top of the brown cut out without glue so that I could slide in the spoon behind it  Using foam tape I adhered down the cut, centered on the card. 

Using Antique Linen Distress Ink, I added some color to the mug outline on the lower portion.   I then adhered that down to the mug piece.  I stamped out my gingerbread people and colored them in (E31, E35, R39, E93).  Once finished I die cut them out.  Using the sentiment in the same pack, I stamped and embossed it with white powder on a strip of black cardstock, angling the end.  I placed my a gingerbread man under the die cut waves, one on the spoon, one on the handle, two on the sentiment and one jumping in.  I also adhered down the steam tendrils to finish it off.

Here is what the finished product will look like. 


Now this was a fun project sharing a whole story from my imagination.  I just love fun cards like this and being able to share it with you all.  I hope that you come back for another inspirational tutorial.  

XOXO - HeartcraftPaper

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