Gingerbread houses and gingerbread men are definitely in fashion at the moment! Here Paula shows us how she created her project for a christmas card using the stamp from Docraft's Jolly Santa range http://www.hobbybase.co.uk/gingerbread-man-75x140mm-jolly-santa-mini-clear-stamp.html

Tools and materials I used to make the card were a heat gun, clear embossing pad, embossing powder, ink pad, double sided tape, a thin piece of acetate and various pens

  1. I cut an A4 piece of fairly thick cardstock into two pieces the main card 18cm x 10cm and scored 9cm across and the 2nd card 9cm x 10cm then cut out a window on both 4.5cm x 5.5cm
  2. I used a slightly pink embossing ink pad and gold mirror powder to give it the lovely colour. I only did the border around the gingerbread man and is was easier to do that than try and just stamp the gingerbread man on its own
  3. Once the embossing powder had set, I cut out the gingerbread men and decorated them using glitter pens to give them a bit of a sparkle. Using a thin piece of acetate, attached it to the back of one of the gingerbread men using double sided tape and using glue dots to stick both gingerbread men together to make a double sided gingerbread man.
  4. Then stick double sided tape to the 2nd card and matched up the two windows so the acetate is hidden in the middle. Using a gold ink pad I chose a red card to make it Christmassy and trimmed it down with fancy scissors so it fitted on the front of the card and then added a piece of holly and berries to add a bit more colour to the front of the card
  5. Adding a couple more pieces of holly to the inside and using green and red marker pens on the with love stamp to give it a multi coloured loo.