Tuesday, 26 October 2021

The Beginnings of the Ginger Bread House...

The Red House from last week
  It's still not finish yet, my Ginger Bread House. My very first try, I splitched  (??) the card with different inks and then covered it in this  glittery silver stuff, which then reacted with the other colours and ended up a sticky sparkling mess. I put it on the radiator to dry. 
A week later, and now dry, this messy house wall doesn't look too bad!

My next  attempt I did in red card, as seen above, sadly that went wonky, well, it would wouldn't it? I'm rubbish at following instructions and much better at making something out of my own head... Umm?  No, that doesn't sound right...in fact.. ew!! 

  My next effort I decided to used craft card and used square die cuts for the shape of the house... and added the tabs. That way the square would be square....no chance of it going wonky. I  embossed the brown craft card with little candy canes, then after I stuck on the doors and windows, and used crape paper for curtains, I fixed one of the sides on. Perfect. Feeling very pleased so far... I then embossed and added some windows and a tree to the back square of the house and even decorated the tree with tiny gems... the only problem was... when I came to fix it to the rest of the house, I'd  only gone and suck  them on...upside down!  

Do not Adjust your set.

So, I started again with a new back to the house... so far, touch wood.... it's okay! (apart from the ebossed candy canes being 'in-bossed') I've made and fixed on the roof, (made it a little bit smaller) added sweets... covered nearly everything with Glossy Accents... Done the front of the actual card ... now I'm just waiting for it all to dry, so I can add the sentiment. What could possilbly go wrong!? Tell you later!

The front of the card so far...


  1. It looks super, patience is the most important ingredient and try, try and try again. Elaine

  2. Loving the gingerbread card; looking adorable! I admire your determination and creativity! The upside-down house reminds me of the ones we have in the states that are a tourist attraction. https://www.thesmokies.com/upside-down-house/ I look so forward to seeing your house when you are finished; I bet it will be wonderful!!! :)

  3. I'm obsessed with anything and everything gingerbread! I've been making a lot of gingerbread cards lately! Your house is so cuuuuuuute!


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