Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sweet November October 2013 Release Preview - Day Three

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.
 

25 comments:

  1. Both cards are super cute!! So bummed it's the last day!

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  2. Love, love love your first card! The papers are wonderful, love the image of course, wouldn't even need to say so I just adore Sweet November Stamps, and that sentiment is so weel suited to the image!

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  3. Your cards are just too yummy for words. Makes me want to bake some Christmas cookies today lol. Great job!

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  4. These are so adorable, Tress! Terrific papers and cute images!

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  5. Tress your cards are super cute! I love these little Gingy stamps. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Such a cute cards and such adorable stamps...

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  7. So adorable!! Those papers are perfect!

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  8. Both of these are just so cute :0)

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  9. Love both of these cards. The colors and papers are great. So sweet!

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  10. Oh cute cute cute cards Tress, so adorable ! And yummy !!!!
    xxx

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  11. The images are just darling, Tress! Love your coloring, as always, and really fun designs for both! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  12. What fab cards and cute images thanks for sharing

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  13. Adorable, love the sentiment on the first card and the bg papers on both.

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  14. I love how you printed him in brown on cream cardstock, it truly does give it a vintage feel! Wonderful cards!

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  15. Fun cards and choice of papers. Also loved the story about your rolling pin.

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  16. Aww, Both of these are Soo Yummy and Adorable Tress!! Love the Sweet images and your Festive mix of dp's too! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  17. Love the layout! Great choice!

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  18. How stinkin cute are these wee ones! Beautiful coloring and love your card designs!!

    Shelby

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  19. Hi again, I am doing this backwards, but still having so much fun reading your blog and seeing the wonderful creations you have made. I loved reading about your family rolling pen. My Grandma's/Mom's is wooden in the center with the best ever red handles. My Mom still has it, but I am hoping that one day before my Daughter leaves home (she is 15) that we will be able to have it here for a bit before she passes it down to her daughter. :O) Anyway my friend, I love the colors in both of your cards, and again you have picked out papers that truly look like they were made to go with your work and not the other way around. That is truly a gift and I love to see it. Hugs Lisa

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  20. What a smart idea to print Icing Gingy in brown on the cream cardstock, I love how it softens the whole look and coordinates perfectly with those great October Afternoon papers that you used! And the story of your grandmother's teal rolling pin is so fun to read, I have memories of a red handled rolling pin so my card was similarly inspired, LOL! Both of these cards are truly amazing Tress and it is such a treat to have you on my team, thanks again for sharing your talents with Sweet November. :)

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  21. OMGosh these are both so darn cute!!!

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