Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, August 17, 2012

Just in Time!

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.


Hazel said...

I certainly can't see any imperfections in the card - I love it with those layers with the holly background and the spraying. Hope you don't have to wait too long for the cataract op. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 85 - new challenge tomorrow morning. x

Annie said...

Any little imperfections just make it more appealable so never worry but to me it looks pretty perfect. :-)
A x

Jean Straw said...

Cute little gingerbread men! The holly frame is very impressive and I like your double tag and the mini candy cane.Jean x

Carol said...

Your gingerbread men are so cute, love your holly frame too. Carol x

MaxineD said...

love your use of the Cameo Cutter - you really are rocking your cut outs!

Rose said...

oh i love your gingerbread tree!!! yummy card :)
so glad you joined us on CHNC this week

Di said...

It's a great card Kate - just love those gingerbread men, and such a pretty frame.

Hope you get a firm date for the op. soon too.

Di xx

Chris Powell said...

I am not the only one with half finished projects then.
Lovely card , great gingerbread men.