Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Hello Everyone: Did you ever make a card and wish it was one that someone would send you....well this is that card for me. If you know me at Splicoast Stampers, I am Gingerbeary which is a name I have had as a Secret Sister from the Boyds Bear Forum and has stuck with me for over 15 years. It is a combination of my love for Gingerbread and Bears....well I do love pumpkins too so I came up with this card for a Challenge for Virtual Stamp Night.The challenge was to make a card with an image that is normally known for one Holiday and Masquerading it as another. I knew I would have to do a Gingerbread which is traditionally a Christmas Holiday image and Masquerade it as a Thanksgiving image.To really add to the charm and flair of this card, I thought I would combine two of my favorite recipes: Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle and Pumpkin Gingerbread Streusel. I really love the pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle and would highly recommend that for your fall baking. The Streusel is great too!!This is a nice close up to show my paper pieced pattern and all the luscious layers. I used some puff paint on the gingerbread girl to make it look like icing. I faux stitched the pumpkin and the bow and hand drew the leaf veins.Here we have another close up that show some of the glittering I did on the edges and more of the layers of the pumpkin at a different angle.On the inside of the card I made a pocket that these recipes fit in very nicely and paper pieced another pumpkin just like the one the Gingerbread girl is holding on the front.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my creation today and that it will have you thinking outside the box on what you could use your own holiday images for. I invite you to go check out the challenge entries that some very talented card makers have done for this challenge. They are all clever and fun cards. When doing so please use the key words NOV09VSNMINI1 in the search box.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.



Grace said...

Carol this is just so cool!!! I too love bears and gingerbread men... and snowmen... oh and all the holiday food! I love your gingerbread man pumpkin idea and those recipes sound way too yummy for me to have in the house! LOL! Thanks for all the inspiration here and the post below... you are so clever!!!

Whimcees said...

Beautiful card! The detail and color combinations are wonderful!

Wishing you a great Monday!

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is just totally sweet!! I LOVE IT!! Love all that stitching work you've done on your project!!! You really rocked this lady!! TFS! HUGS

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

This is really nice Carol, I love the paper piecing on this card, there are so many fabulous details, lots of cutting, hand drawing and painting and those recipes. Sweet is right. Jane

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

So Sweet, it's almost huggable :) Wonderful piecing job, Carol! You always have such great details, FABULOUSLY Done, xox ~Jeni

mary anne said...

Wonderful card. I am especially fond of gingerbread men and you have done a bang up job on them. I would never have thought of mixing them with pumpkins but they do go perfectly together.

Could you please post your hot chocolate receipes from the last project?

Winnie and Patty said...

Too cute!!!! TFS