Christmas in July, one of my favorite times of year. Really, when I had my craft business, I was prepared to sell Christmas items at the July shows. The promoters would advertise their shows as "Christmas in July". This card was created for the "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #8. Come and join us creating cards from Priscilla's wonderful sketches. There are lots of prizes and cash...yes I said cash. Who couldn't use some cash to indulge in some stamps right?
Today's card is a JRL design stamp. Isn't this gingerbread guy great. I love Gingerbread stuff. I decorate my kitchen at Christmas in all Gingerbread. I punched the hearts from brown cardstock and puff painted them to look like cookies. Those are green glitter gum drops I had left over from last year. I decided to paint around the card and the square with the puff paint as well because I wanted a "cookie" feel to the card.
This is how I did the inside of the card. I just colored and cut the gingerbread boy from the original stamp image for the inside so it would match. The squiggles are puff paint that I free hand painted.
Aaahhh, I am now dreaming of Christmas. I want to make more Gingerbread cards. My collections of Gingerbread stamps are calling to me. I may just have to take out those sweet images and do something else.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to maybe do a few Christmas cards. It is never to early to do a Christmas card once and a while so you are not rushing two days before Christmas trying to finish up. So go ahead, get out those Christmas stamps and stamp a few cards. You'll be glad you did.