Monday, November 10, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge # 41 - Gingerbread Holidays :)


Good Monday Morning,

I love doing Taylor's Friday Cupcake Challenge - but can never quite get to it until Sunday evenings after the insanity of the weekend quietens down. Her sketch this week was a fun one and I couldn't wait to ink up more of Taylor's SASI (Stamp a Sweet Impression) stamps (if you haven't checked them out yet, you can view them here). I have been so excited to use her gingerbread image and so I had to pull it out for this sketch. 

The brown cardstock and papers are from her Christmas kit. The gingerbread was colored with Prisma color pencils in shades of dark to light brown to yellow tones. The roof of the house was decorated with brads, there is also a golden brad as the door knob. The icing on the house, windows, etc. is liquid pearls. I used waterfall stickles, crystal stickles and orange stickles to color the gum drops in front of the house. 



I cut the house and then popped it on dimensionals. The scalloped edge is created from corner rounders and then the sentiment Happy Holidays was embossed with white embossing powder. The ribbon is from the christmas kit and was attached by punching a hole in the scalloped edge and then tying it through. I touched some copper ink to the edges and added some snow with crystal stickles. The peppermint has a paper glaze on it which is a bit hard to see in the pic but quite shiny in real life :)

This was such a fun card to decorate and such a fun card to make. Makes me want to eat some gingerbread cookies with some chai.... yum! 

Hope you are all doing well on this monday! Don't forget to check out what is playing this week on our blog challenge: Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!! Every Saturday we pick a movie from which to draw inspiration in creating our craft projects - it is such a fun way to watch movies and make cards, etc. :) and also check out the fun sketch challenge over at Paper Craft Planet!

Thank you so much for coming over for a visit!
Ciao for now!!
Sankari :)

27 comments:

Laura said...

your ginger bread house is the cutest thing ever!!! SOSO SO cute, but must of been a ton of work!
well done

very nice
Laura

fishlips said...

Is this ever Amazing..looks so 3-D and so yummy too..

Taylor said...

This is totally yummy, Sankari! All of the liquid pearls and stickles you added really makes the house look edible! Love the brads you added to the roof as well!

Brooke S said...

How cute. We just made gingerbread houses at school last friday. Except we made Halloween houses. I know your thinking what... The class was making these houses for a gingerbread festive. A non profit org.. and A parent donated the houses and much to our surprise they gave us Halloween house. Some groups were able to make Christmas houses with the little white frosting we brought. We were in groups of 4 and Ab's and my group got the broken house the kits came with black and orange frosting and Halloween decorations. We had to piece it together with black so it was a reck.. What to do.... We made the "Nightmare before Christmas" house. We combined the Christmas and Halloween Candy. The kids in the group did a great job.... Very clever kiddos..
Can't wait to make houses with my kids at home..
Hugs
Brooke

Regan said...

what an awesomely cute card!! Love all the details!!

Tori Wild said...

How stinkin' cute is this!! Love it Sankari!

chloe said...

Holy cow that gingerbread house is amazing!!!

gale said...

Oh my gosh that is amazing!! how cute, and all that detail is just awesome. Great job!!

Catherine said...

another WOWZER! :)

The Mama Monkey said...

LOL I love this card! It looks good enough to eat! Very, very cool!!

Sherri said...

What an adorable ginger-house! You are SO creative!!!!

Dawn said...

Your creations are just STUNNING!!! this is simply gorgeous!

debinicol said...

WHOA! this is the best looking house...I want to live there. It looks like it is candy stuck on everything...very stunning.
Thanks for sharing your talents!
Debi Nicol at yahoo dot com

jennifer said...

Sankari, I love your take on this! It is just adorable... and almost good enough to eat:) Great job!

Curt in Carmel said...

WOW! What an amazing card! I just can't get over the impressive attention to detail that you give all of your cards, and this was is certainly no exception! Super! Best, Curt

Curt in Carmel said...

WOW! What an amazing card! I just can't get over the impressive attention to detail that you give all of your cards, and this was is certainly no exception! Super! Best, Curt

Heather said...

Wow That is really cute! It looks like a lot of work! I love all the detail!

CathyRose said...

Wow! That is a real treasure! Beautiful work on this!

Rachel Brumley said...

Sankari

Your ginger bread house is too cute! I love all those details. It looks edible!

Maria said...

Such a yummy looking card, Sankari! I love how the gingerbread house really pop. Love all the 3D effects to it. Such a fabulous Christmas card!

Maria

Savitri said...

Yummy card!! Yes, with Chai... YUUUUMMMM!!! Love love your card. So so creative! I'm so loving your creations!!!

thescrapmaster said...

That house is so adorable! I left a surprise for you on my blog!!

~Samantha

M. Carmen Lane said...

didn't Hansel and Gretel get ate up in that house?! LOL. It's beautiful Sankari.

scrappinmominky said...

What super cute card. I love the little gingerbread house.

I left you a message on my blog.

Heather

Shirley said...

This does look like real candy and gingerbread! Love the way you used the Liquid Pearls and those brads remind me of M&Ms!

Traci said...

What a fun card! It looks so yummy-licous. Love how you made the candy standout and those peppermints are gorgeous.

Sarah Peale said...

This is just perfect!