Today is a sniffle day. These are the final two Gingerbread Men, Gingy Icing and Gingy Rolling Pin....sigh, sniffle, sigh. I've had so much fun coloring and creating with these stamps, I'm sad there are not more. However, I'm going to buck up, celebrate my good fortune at being a part of this release preview, and smile at the happy little faces on these two Gingys!
I did something a bit different for Gingy Icing. I printed him in brown on a cream background rather than printing him in black on a white background. With the yellowed antique look of the October Afternoon Very Merry paper, I thought the brown would create a softer look. The holly was made using a Joanna Sheen Signature Die.
There is a story behind my choice of colors for the rolling pin on the next card. My grandmother's rolling pin had tealy green handles, so I used teal for Gingy Rolling Pin. While my grandmother's rolling pin (which my mother used while I was growing up, and I've used, and will be passed to my daughter....when I can bear to part with it) has a tan barrel, I took some liberties with the color. To pop the Gingy, I used light teal rather than the tan. The cookie patterned paper is from K&Company. A red ribbon, red bow, and red twinkle goosebumps complete the card.
Please visit Amy's blog and Nancy's blog to see what they've created with these two sweet gingerbread men. We adore reading your comments,
and Amy, generous as always, has candy! She'll be drawing names from a hat, and you can
increase your chances of winning by commenting on all three of our
blogs. These two cuties, along with three others will be available for sale tomorrow at C.C. Designs.