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Once again I have turned to digistamps for todays card. I am still not completely sold on them. The majority of images are what I call 'cute' and I don't usually do cute, but they are often more suitable for some of the challenges I am enjoying doing. Although they can't be transferred using different types of ink as a stamp can, making them less suitable for copic markers, embossing etc, they do have the advantage of no storage needed, and they can be resized and cropped as I have done here. I started with the gingerbread tree image from Pinkcat studio. One challenge involved using Kraft card and I wasn't even sure what that was. I looked it up and it seems to be basically recycled brown paper/card. I have no access to that as a craft item out here but I remembered a packet of envelopes bought in a pack from the QVC seconds shop in Shrewsbury, which I haven't used because I was unsure of their weather durability, so I dug those out. I printed the stamp on the envelope front and added some colour using Sakura permapaque pens. I didn't like it on the brown background so I then cut all the little men out and glued them onto the same image printed onto white paper which I had already cut into a circle and distressed with adirondak cranberry ink. I then used the rest of the envelope to cover a square white card. (It has a hole in the middle where I have cut out the image, but it is hidden under the layering!). I then made the matting layers from some lovely red, metallic, embossed card, and green paper from a huge docrafts Christmas stack. A couple of pieces of sticky ribbon made the stripes, but I wanted a suitable greeting and was a bit stuck. Then I resized and cropped the original image and printed out a single gingerbread man on one of the envelope flaps, and made him a tiny greeting banner to hold.
This card is for the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: K is for Kids, using Kraft card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 166: Using a sketch
Creative Card Crew: Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything goes
CRAFT Challenge 104: Alter/recycle (envelope)