We used a wood veneer paper to make this Christmas card in the shape of a gingerbread house!
When I think of Scandinavia, one of the things I immediately think of is light wood furniture and floors. Inspired by that, I used a wood veneer paper to make this Christmas card in the shape of a gingerbread house (complete with Scandinavian style “icing” with plenty of hearts!)
My friend Manal Aman is so talented! Visit her site, Hello Holy Days!
Wood veneer paper
White gel pen
Cardstock, any light color of your choice
Glue or very strong double sided tape
- Use a pencil to draw a house shape on the wood veneer paper. Cut out the shape. (Be sure the size of the house can fit inside an envelope. You may want to draw out your house on a rough piece of paper first to check for size and symmetry, then trace it onto the wood veneer paper and cut.)
- With a white gel pen, illustrate designs onto the house shape to resemble the icing on a gingerbread house. Hearts, vines and scroll shapes help give the icing a Scandinavian touch!
- Wood veneer paper tends to curl up on itself. To reduce this, trace your gingerbread house onto a heavy cardstock. Cut out the cardstock and glue (or tape) it to the back of the wood veneer gingerbread house. Write your greeting on the cardstock side of the gingerbread house.
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