Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gingerbread Card

I wanted to share a card with you that I created over the weekend.  I am compelled to paper piece from time to time and designed this gingerbread man.  When I paper piece, I use chalks and a paint brush to shade all my pieces.  This technique is what I taught at a local scrapbook store several years ago when paper piecing was quite popular.  Using a paintbrush allows me to control the chalk easily and I can maneuver it around the project much better than using a Q-tip or sponge.  (If you would like a tutorial on this, just let me know by leaving a comment on my blog.  Once I have several people interested, I will be glad to post it for you.)

After trying numerous ways to make the icing on his arms and legs, I finally used a pair scalloped scissors - cutting out white card stock then highlighting them with Stickles.  Finding just the right title was a bit frustrating.  I didn't have any stamps that seemed appropriate, so I typed the title and made it into a tag, which seemed to work.  The candy buttons were from my stash that I have had for five or six years (we all have that kind of stash, don't we???).  The printed card stock was from the Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses line. 

I plan to make several of these cards to send out to friends for Christmas.  I know I would love to receive one like this!

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Please leave a comment so I will know you were here, especially if you would like to see the shading/chalk tutorial.  Thanks for stopping by!



Anonymous said...

Very cute! I wish I had the patience.....or maybe attention span would better describe what I lack!


Jean Ann said...

So,So,So CUTE!!!! Love it!

Cher~ said...

You still have the best paper-pieced characters! Love it.

bakerbabe said...

He is adorable and am definetly going to try this. I would love for you to post a tutorial. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Anonymous said...

Would love to see the tutorial for this adorable gingerbread card! So sweet!

Janet Dodge (

Carol said...

This card is adorable. I would also love the tutorial for the gingerbread man as well. This is just too darn cute.
thanks, Carol