Gingerbread Christmas Tag

Hello friends!  It seems like it’s been a while since my last post!  I have been feeling a little under the weather for a few days and I’m trying to get myself back on track…so hopefully I’m getting there!  Thank you to all who’ve left comments and a big welcome to my new followers!  So happy to have you here and hope you enjoy the postings!

I have a cute Christmas tag to share with you today using an oldie but a goodie Whimsy Stamps digital image:

Vicki-Oct24-Gingerbreadman Tag

This sweet little Gingerbread Man was so much fun to color and “bling up” a bit with some accents!  I have him colored up with Copic markers in the following:

  1.  Body:  E39, E37, E35, E15, E13 (Cheeks 0blender, R20 and frosting BG000 in certain areas.)
  2. Candy Cane and circle candy:  R39, R37, R35, R32, C3, C1, C0
  3. Nose and arm accents:  G16, G09
  4. Outer Edge of image:  BG10, BG000

I used a manila tag and got out a zig zag image from an older Whimsy Stamps clear set called Basic Backgrounds & Borders (retired) and stamped it on the tag with Rusty Hinge Oxide Ink.  I also used that color along with Tea Stain and Vintage Photo Oxide inks to sponge around the edges of the tag.  I used a water spritzer to add some drops and then blotted it with a towel to get the watermark look.

The gingerbread man panel was cut to fit the tag and I used some Tumbled Glass Oxide ink to stamp a few snowflakes around the gingerbread man from the Whimsy Stamps Snow Flurry stamp set and then sponged around the edges of this panel with the same brown oxide inks listed above.   I also stamped a sentiment at the bottom of the tag from the Whimsy Stamps Penguins Winter Adventure stamp set with Archival Jet Black ink.  I then added a strip of black washi tape from Tim Holtz Ideaology Christmas collection and then added some “faux snow” flakes at the bottom of the gingerbread man panel with some liquid glue.

For the ribbon, I used some seam binding ribbon and sprayed it with distress ink sprays in the same brown colors as inks that I’ve used, crinkled up and let it dry.  I added that to the top of the tag along with some tinsel ribbon.  I thought it went well with the snow!


A closer view of the gingerbread man and you can see the added extra details that I’ve added to him.  For the candy cane and circle candy on his head, I covered them with a Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen.  I’ve added some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops to the green dots and then some Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops to the frosting lines.  (You can see how it shines in the photo!)

Thank so much for stopping in today!  Hope you’ve enjoyed my tag and I’ll be seeing you very soon!! 🙂


  1.  The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
  2. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #318
  3. Sweet Stampin’ – Chevrons or Stripes
  4. Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
  5. Little Red Wagon – distressing (Distress Oxide inks)

19 thoughts on “Gingerbread Christmas Tag

  1. She is so adorable with her liitle lolly bow and jeweldrop cheeks Vicki..gorgeous colouring and sparkle and love the shaved snow..FABulous tag. ope you feel better..not nice feeling off..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  2. Your gingerbread tag is absolutely adorable! I love gingerbread decorations and this tag is just perfect! You did an awesome job coloring it! I love everything about this tag!! Hope you feel better real soon!!


  3. I hope you are feeling better, being sick is no fun! I’ll be thinking of you. Your tag is darling! The sparkle and shine make me smile! Hugs…


  4. I really like how the manilla tag has a gingerbread feel to it with the great colorful background. The image is adorable and colored to perfection and I do hope you’re feeling chipper again soon!


  5. Sorry to hear you’ve been ill and hope you feeling better.Great tag and love the sparkly snow and Gingerbread image but WOW fabulous colouring
    Carol x


  6. That has to be one of the sweetest little gingerbread men ever, Vicki! The tinsel glitter and all the sparkle is perfect for a winter card. 😀


  7. I’m back, having put on a DT hat, and I want to thank you for playing along at QKR Stampede this week. 😀
    NanaConnie DT


  8. OMGosh that gingerbread man is adorable Vicki!! Awesome coloring and I love the chunky snow at the bottom, so cute! I hope you are feeling better 🙂
    Hugs Tammy


  9. Gorgeous tag with great coloring of that adorable gingerbread man….love the sparkling.
    xxx Margreet


  10. Awwww, this is adorable. Fabulous coloring and sparkle, love the aged look and stamping you did on the background. This is a fantastic tag.


  11. She is SOOO cute! I love all your wonderful details and use of distress ink. Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge!


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