I'm helping out the sweet & talented Danielle Walls, as she unveils the debut of her "neat & tangled" stamp company!
On the 2nd day of release week, Danielle gave to me... (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas, people...): cookie tags and a gingerbread house! (yes, I'm still singing in my head... sorry... just sorry... I live with a 2 year old who presently believes life is one big show-tune *grins*)
First up, the adorable mini-set, "hey cookie." It features a family of gingerbread cookies, some accessories, and that adorable sentiment, "hey, cookie." I can't wait to use this on packages of homemade cookies this Christmas!
Next up: "sweet home." It's a gingerbread builder set, and so much fun to play around with!
(in case you're wondering, those chocolate are NOT from last Christmas, thank you very much. They are leftovers from Easter, but pretty stale nonetheless...)
I wanted to create a gingerbread house as whimsical and fun as Danielle's artwork, so I used Christmas red, white, and green, but threw in some pink and purple too. A bit of masking, some coloring, and the house came to life. I added stitch-lines around the inside of the house, some glossy accents to the window, and liquid-applique "icing" to make it look like a house you'd want to bite into :)
With everything masked, I sponged a blue sky, and stamped CSS' sunburst at the bottom. Now that I look at everything, though, I'm realizing I should have stamped the sunburst the other way... whoops.
One final note before I sign off: in case you are thinking, "why would I go through all that trouble to mask?"
I only cut my masks one time, and keep them stored with the sets. It's really only slightly complicated the first time, and after that, it's a cake walk. And besides, you'd be cutting out all the elements anyways - but with masking, the cutting doesn't have to be perfect :)
Thanks for popping by!