Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread House Card - Promarkers

I had such high hopes of getting so much done at our Stamp Club Saturday meeting two weeks ago but I just didn't quite make it! I colored these gingerbread houses and that was about all I got done! I didn't realize they were going to take so long. Of course I don't think it had anything to do with us eating and yakking the whole time *okie has innocent look on face*.

I used ProMarkers to color the images. For the gingerbread I used 3 different colors of brown, and I can't find my little piece of paper where I wrote down the colors but I think they were Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna and Tan. I did a bit of reverse coloring on the gingerbread, I started with the darker and then went in with the lighter browns. There really isn't a right or wrong way to do the layering of colors. I think it is all just personal preference.

I do like how the cards turned out. The stamps were a set from Stampin Up and I think maybe the year on the set said 2005.

If ya look on the roof you can see a pearl icing look to it. After the image was colored I used something similar to Liquid Pearls. It gave the roof a true look of icing! Okay go ahead and say it...OKIE YOU GENIUS YOU! *okie waits........waits....sighs and stops waiting*. I used some Stickles on the candies on the roof and the gum drops along the bottom. If you click the picture you can see the details a little better. Oh yes, and on the candy canes on the roof I drew a slight line with a white gel pen to give it just a little highlight.

There were some small candy images in the set and then this gingerbread man. I wanted him on the card because I thought he was cute! Cutting him out wasn't too bad. I used a white Signo gel pen for the white accents and then added Diamond Stickles. The buttons are with Holly Stickles, which are green with a hint of red mixed in. And yes he is pop dotted!

I certainly hope you guys are going to be around next week because my evil twin Capadia and I will be doing a little giveaway!


  1. Okie- This is so cute! Love the stamp set. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. That's one of my favorite sets from SU because I love gingerbread houses. You did a nice job with it & I love all the special touches, like the stickles & pop-dotting. Have a merry Christmas!

  3. Great card ... your coloring skills add a WOW factor to this cutie ... love the vibrant colors too!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. This is so adorable. You are really doing well with your coloring. I have the Promarkers and do love them...It is great seeing you make such awesome things with them..God bless, Pamela

  5. Way too cute! The coloring job is great. Makes me want to eat some candy.