Sunday, 6 December 2015

Gingerbread Man

Who can resist the image of a Gingerbread man? Not me! I think they are so cute! So when Tonic brought out a Gingerbread Man die I had to buy him. Yesterday I was trying to come up with a design for some Christmas cards (yes, I'm still making mine) and cut some gingerbread men out. I then filled most of the cut outs with various colours of Tonic crystal drops. I left them over night to dry and here's one of them:
  


The theme at CD Sunday this time is 'Colours of Autumn'. To me that's reds, greens, yellows, oranges and browns so my little chap fits right in!



The backing paper is from a pad free with a magazine but I've coloured it with Scattered Straw Distress Ink as it was white and too bright. The mat was cut using a Tonic Elegant Oval die and the Merry Christmas from a die that was free in a magazine.
By now the CD Sunday design team are probably thinking 'Come on Pamela, you know the rules. Where's an item from a craft CD?' Well I've used a paper from a Funky Hand CD called twelve Crafters Crafting and printed it onto cream card stock that has a gold shimmer (like Centura Pearl). The mat and sentiment were cut from this card. I know lots of crafters like to stamp images and colour them in and then use a matching backing paper. There's lots of CDs out there that only have backing papers and you're bound to find one to suit your stamped image. Hopefully this shows people that you can use a craft CD without having to use a topper or a busy backing paper from the CD. 

I came joint first with this card.



7 comments:

  1. Well done on using the CD for your mat and sentiment, it's so easy to forget that the CD element doesn't need to be the focal point on your card. Great gingerbread man

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  2. Great card. I was late finishing my cards too and may resort to buying some grrr thanks for sharing your cute Gingerbread man with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

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  3. Love your Gingerbread man. You are having fun with the TonicCrystal. I haven't been so adventurous yet but you have given me ideas. I have though re- investigated my Funky papers as I said I would.
    Thank you for joining in with us Pamela .......and so early!!
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. Oh I love that gingerbread man Pamela. Not seen that die before. Makes a great card.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  5. Love your gingerbread man, great card
    Margaret

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  6. What a lovely little guy, great mat & layering with a lovely cobo of colours. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx

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  7. This is such a fun, a cute image and great autumn colours.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    Pauline
    Guest Designer
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