I was inspired by Karen Pedersen's gingerbread house cards. I figured if you could make a card, you could make a gingerbread house. It's not very often I design something, I'm usually CASE'ing and tweaking from someone else. I had fun letting my imagination guide me (that's scary).
I started out with a 4.5" x 9.5" piece of Desert Sand Textured Cardstock which I scored at 2.25", 4.5", 6.75", and 9". I stamped the house outline in Chocolate ink, as well as the door and windows. I traced all the stamped lines with Liquid Applique then heated with the Craft Heater to give it a frosting/icing look. (You can probably tell I don't do much frosting/icing!)
For the roof, I stamped the roof piece in Chocolate Ink on a piece of Desert Sand Textured Cardstock and cut out. The actual roof is 2.25" wide by about 6 inches. I scored at 1/4" intervals with the embossing stylus to give it a little texture and image of shingle lines. To join the roof to the front pieces, I started with glue dots to hold it in place then added a line of liquid adhesive to the inside to secure it (think caulking). I carefully trimmed the excess cardstock off the roof. Again, I traced the stamped lines with Liquid Applique, as well as the embossed lines on the roof, and heated with the Craft Heater.
The shutters are stamped on the olive side of the Jingle Level 2 stripe paper at an angle to resemble candy cane pieces. Then each was cut out and adhered to the house. I finished off the house with a couple of cranberry buttons from the Holiday Craft Buttons, and a Hollyhock Twinkle Brad (for the doorknob).
I hope you enjoyed my little gingerbread house. Now "Hop" on over to Jen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! The complete list of participants is here. Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!