I really want our new Gingerbread Fun set in the new Inspiration Avenue but until I get it ordered I used a recently retired set to do this.
I used Miss Moxie SWIC and Cardstock for all the paper. Love the bright cheery colors. The text is from our Level C set called Thinking of You. You need to have net sales of $500 or more to receive this set FREE! It is stamped in L'Amore PH ink. I used the Fiskars Treading Water border punch for the striped piece. I got the muslin fabric at a local beauty supply store. It comes in a BIG package and you can find it in the wax department. I cut a strip into thirds with my pinking shears. I stamped the gingerbread man in Noir PH ink, heat set, then colored with my Prismacolor H2O pencils. I then used my Blender Pen to blend the colors. Can you see the sparkle on the icing strips of this little guy?? I used the Stardust Clear Gel Pen to fill in those parts. I attached the fabric to my cardstock using colored staples and stapled a piece of red Scrapper's Floss for added embellishment (I wound it around a skewer to get the curl after stapling).
A bit more info on coloring like this. Use very little red - it blends a LOT of area. On the main image start with your lightest color, then using that same pencil add it a little harder/darker on the edges. Then, using a darker coordinating color, add to areas where you want shadow. When using your blender pen make sure you clean the tip between colors or you'll have red where you don't want it.
So, isn't he just adorable! Anyway, hopefully I'll have our new set soon. It'll be great to make gift tags and all kinds of cool stuff!!