Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lowri - Christmas House (Gingerbread Collection)

Hi Everyone - Lowri here to share my fun Christmas House using the Gingerbread Collection and this fabulous "Little Cottage" from Kaisercraft.

This project was a lot of fun to make - and this Gingerbread Collection from Kaisercraft lends itself well to a "Summertime Christmas" decor with it's lovely retro style colors and prints. Before beginning assembly I lightly sanded and painted all the wooden pieces. I then covered the sides and roof in paper and painted the base white. When the base was dry I lightly stamped all over using green ink with a woodgrain stamp and then used silver paint on bubblewrap to "stamp" over the base!

I used mounting foam to add this tree sticker and  give a dimensional effect. The fence was painted white and then stamped using a woodgrain stamp.

This little gingerbread man was so cute - I had to use him somewhere! Layering elements such as these gift pieces make it easy to add a lot of dimension to this type of project.

Using the mounting foam makes element such as the bells and greeting pop out. These striped elements from the sticker sheet make great awnings.The star is doing a great job of covering off where the roof didn't quite meet properly!

Use a very sharp knife to get a fine finish on the elements that you cover in paper - then use some fine git sandpaper to smooth and rough edges

This house looks great with some electronic tea-lights in the center to light it up at night.
If you are in Timaru - you can pop into the shop and take a closer look!

Please post a comment with any questions :-)

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