I have had a part made Christmas card floating around in my room all week that was intended for Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge. Somehow it has taken me a while to get round to finishing it. But here it is, with just a couple of hours to spare before the challenge linky is closed.
The background is the second half of a sheet of spray-dyed card that I used for a card in an earlier post this week. I layered it onto a dark green base card.
I have been following several online tutorials this week to learn how to make better use of my Silhouette cameo cutter, and one of the things I learned was how to make a wide frame from a background design. So I used my holly background to make this. I cut it from my usual white card and sprayed it with a gold mica spray. Because the paper is slightly coated the spray stayed in droplets, but I quite liked the effect.
Next I printed the gingerbread tree using a Pink Cat Studio digi-stamp. I didn't like it on white card so when I had coloured it I cut each row of men out and glued them onto a cream pearlescent card mat that I had also cut with my cameo. (Neither the colouring nor the cutting are perfect, and I know the image is a bit crooked, but fortunately my friends and family understand that my current eyesight does not allow for much accuracy and they make allowances for me! I am still waiting for a date in September for my cataract operation, and I am down to nearly zero vision in my right eye).
I then made a small tag and stamped on a greeting from a seeD's word collection, and added a fimo candy cane that I made for a challenge last year. I fixed it to the card with a red bow and added a second bow in the top right corner to balance it up.
So, this is not the best card I have ever made, but it is useable, and I am entering it in:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 85: Festive Food and Drink.