Christmas Series; How To Colour A Gingerbread Man

Hi Everyone
We are going to start a new series of colouring projects – as Christmas is is quickly approaching I’ll be showing you quick step by step instructions on how to colour some of our popular/favorite Christmas Digi Stamps. There may even be a Freebie digi available to download soon.

Which is you favourite Digi Stamp from our Etsy Shop? Let us know by commenting below

What You’ll Need;

* TWINKLE LANE DESIGNS – Gingerbread treats digi stamp
(AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM ETSY) ^
PROMARKERS
Ginngerbread man body; Tan / CINNAMON / Cocoa
Scalf & Icing; Ruby / TURQUOISE / cool grey 1
*COLOURED PENCILS FOR BLENDING & SHADING

Colour Palette?

I always like a bit of pinterest inspiration when it comes to colour’s to use on our digi stamps. For this one I just typed into the search ‘Christmas Colour Palette’ had a browser & this was the one that caught my eye – it possibly has something to do with the marshmellows & the mug

Let’s Start Shading; step by step guide

Step 1: I start off with a flat layer of colour – if your using promakers this would be ‘Tan’.
TIP; to get a nice even flat colour – shade the gingerbread man in one direction with the promarker – then go over him again in the opposite direction
Step 2: With ‘Cinnamon’ promarker your not going to shade in the traditional way – i.e making sure you know which direction the lights coming from – your just going to shade around the edge of the gingerbread man like I have above. Don’t worry if it looks a little messy right now.
Step 3: Now go around the edge with ‘cocoa’ promarker. This will make the edges of the gingerbread man look like they’ve caught a little while baking in the oven.
Step 4: Now to blend in all the shading go back over the gingerbread man with ‘Tan’ – the first colour used.
Step 5: Time to grab the coloured pencils & start shading – I’ve used a mustard colour, red/brown & dark brown – in simple circular motions – start shading over the promarker shading. I’ve gone for a look where the gingerbread man has slightly burnt around the edge & then browning has got lighter toward the middle.
Step 6: To finish off our lovely gingerbread man – I’ve used Ruby & Turquoise for his scarf. To put a little shading into the icing I’ve used Cool Grey 1.

Finished Coloured Digi Stamp

Cards Created using Gingerbread Treats;

1st Card: Twinkle Lane Designs / 2nd Card: Twinkle Lane Designs / 3rd Card: Helen Nile

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Christmas In July; Snowglobe Penguins Inspiration

Our design team have been making some wonderful card samples using this weeks newest digi stamp release. The cute Penguin Snowglobe will make a wonderful center piece to any Christmas Card. Below we give you some inspiration on how you could use this fabulous digi stamp.

Mowbray Designs has a used a snowglobe shaped card to showcase this weeks release. Shading in the digi with blues and greys – while adding a little sparkle to the snow & blue clear drops between the snowflake & clear drops for the snow ladies scarf. Adding the blue snowflake digital paper to the background with a little glitter around the edge. Finishing off with die cut snowflakes and a sentiment.

Using a square card Helen has matted and layered a mix of grey and white card topped off with the blue snowflake paper from the ‘Christmas Penguins’ Paper Pack – she’s then inked around the edge with a dark blue ink pad. Shading the digi in with a mix of blue and grey tones & then adding a layer of glitter over the top of the globe part of the digi. Finished off with gems in the corners.

Julianne has created two wonderful samples. Shading in the digi stamps with copic markers and then for the background she stamped snowflakes and used a clear heat embossing powder over the top. Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks where used to ink the card. Honeybee Stamps have been used for the die cut sentiments – finished off with some sequins.

Penguin Snowglobe Digi Stamp available to download HERE