Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Inkspirations 51 - Gingerbread Man 2010

Hello again,

its not often I post twice in one day but I managed to get my card finished for this weeks Inkspiration challenge. So what challenge did Keesh set this week - ahh a nice sketch. Here it is.

I couldn't resist turning to a very cute gingerbread man stamp. That led me to think Soft Suede - its actually a very gingerbready colour! After scrouging around my DSP collection I settled on Sweet Slumber as I thought the warm - yet Christmassy colours suited my gingerbread man. So here he is.

I started with a Riding Hood Red base, layered that with a So Saffron mat, then two different DSP patterns as per the sketch. To cover the join (and cause it looks good) I added some dotty Soft Suede grosgrain ribbon (and a bow). My gingerbread man is framed in the circle feature of the sketch, stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla, then layered onto a Riding Hood Red scalloped circle mat. I added a couple of RHR buttons to finish the gingerbread man off and then mounted the circle panel up on dimensionals. The last thing to add was the sentiment - using a couple of stamped jewelery tags threaded through the Soft Suede bow. The inside was finished off simply to match.

I was quite happy with this turned out - I could almost describe it as tasty ;)(Ok may'be if you were a caterpillar)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits (PaperTrey Inc), Tiny Treats: Christmas (PTI)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Medium Jewelery Tag, Circle nestabilities, Sweet Slumber DSP (R), Soft Suede dotted grosgrain ribbon, RHR buttons (Button Bouquet)(R), red embroidery thread, Double sided tape, Dimensionals, Tombow


  1. This is so cute! The Sweet Slumber DSP looks perfect with it. And that bow! Perfect!

  2. Awww too totally cute Kim. Love all aspects of your card, very spesh!

  3. I have GOT to remember to stamp the inside just like you have! This is a great card, Kim! Love the buttons on the gingerbread man!

  4. KIM!!! HELLO lovely!!! This is sooooo cute!! I love the layout sketch and the colour of the DSP and the Gingerbread man, oh he's soooo cute!!!
    Super card buddy, what a super star you are!!
    Hope you are well!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  5. I love how you hung the merry & bright sentiments from the punched tags! The inside is just adorable too! I can't get over how cute this is!!

  6. Kim, your cards are always lovely and this is no exception. I love the designer paper, it really is the perfect match for the gingerbread man. This is super cute, love the inside too.

  7. This is a gorgeous card Kim! Love your choice of DSP & those little tags & the spotty ribbon are perfect! Hmmm, now you've got me thinking about children's bedtime stories, lol! Too cute :)

  8. Just love this little gingerbread man! Great mix of DPs and the buttons are the perfect touch :) Thanks for playing Inkspirations this week!

  9. Too cute!! Love how you've stamped the gingerbread man inside the card too - double the yumminess.


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