Color of the Month for November is Gingerbread. We love this toasty burnt orange-brown color that reminds us of the all the yummy treats and eats that are created for the holidays. For papercrafting, we have a collection of ink colors that perfectly compliment the Gingerbread color. Some of these inks include VersaMagic in (ready for it…) Gingerbread, Memento in Peanut Brittle, and VersaMagic in Pumpkin Spice. These dark orange colors are a great addition to your ink collection.
To start us out for the month of November, we have a super cute cardmaking tutorial by Elina Stromberg. Enjoy!
Cute Birthday Card by Elina Stromberg
As a scrapbooker and card maker, I have lots and lots of beautiful patterned papers. However, very often I prefer using just plain white mixed media papers and creating the background patterns myself. That way I can both enjoy the creative process of inking, stamping, and stenciling but also create patterned papers that have exactly my needed colors. This cute birthday card was inspired by our November color ‘Gingerbread’. Even if I used only a limited color palette I think the card doesn’t look boring at all. Several layers of eye-catching patterns and cute stamped and colored images were a perfect combo!
Time: 1 hour
Stamp and fuzzy-cut the main images.
Apply Memento in Desert Sand (light brown) on a piece of mixed media cardstock/watercolor paper. Do not cover the entire sheet but leave some areas white.
Stencil VersaMagic in Gingerbread on top of.
Stamp circle patterns with VersaFine Clair in Acorn.
Add the final layer of patterns by stamping small dots with Memento in Potter’s Clay.
Apply a thin layer of white gesso on those areas where the main images will be placed. This will highlight the fuzzy cut images, preventing them from blending into the busy background. Let dry.
Glue main images on the card front. Mat card on brown cardstock and attach to white card base. I used the very same techniques for creating a matching ATC. I think it looks quite nice, too!
- White mixed media paper
- Brown cardstock, white card base
- White gesso
- Carabelle Studio: ‘Les Mini OUF 2’ Stamp, Mini Textures
- VivaLasVegaStamps! – Doodle Dots
- Ranger Dyulusions – Fresh Dots Small Stencil
- Promarkers for coloring the images
- American Crafts – Number stickers