I decided to do something completely different for the challenge at Bah! Humbug! this week and the theme of 'Christmas Food' gave me the perfect opportunity to have a wee play with a template I bought recently from Claire Brennan at Waltzing Mouse Stamps.
I wasn't sure whether the printer would choke if I tried to print directly onto the cardstock 'cos it's a bit old and slightly temperamental like me, so I printed onto normal copier paper and then drew round it onto my chosen card before cutting out with a craft knife and scissors. Obviously this method is a little more time consuming and I'm not the most patient of people, but it was worth it on this occasion to avoid the risk of killing the printer.
So here is the result of my efforts - a lovely slice of Christmas Cake, complete with Jingly Bells and snowflake decoration, which will probably be filled with some gorgeous treats for a special someone when the time comes.
Had I had more patience - more time - sufficient quantities of the same paper and cardstock, then I may have been tempted to make a whole cake. But I didn't ... so a slice is all I managed this time.
However, I thought it would be a cool idea to have a complete cake as a centrepiece on the table so that your Christmas Day dinner guests could help themselves to a slice. Wouldn't that be a nice alternative to crackers ... especially if you popped a wee gift inside?
Or you could make smaller versions and personalise them to use as place markers instead.
I can see this template being used for a multitude of different occasions. Imagine how impressed your kids friends would be if they received a slice of beautifully decorated cake as an alternative to a goodie bag after a birthday party. In fact this template could be useful for any special occasion and by varying the print size you could create multi-tiered versions too for weddings.
Hope my project has got the creative juices going for you and will tempt you into joining in with our Bah! Humbug! Challenge. If not ... then maybe the fabby monthly prize on offer will sway you into having a go.
Pop over and have a gander at what my fellow Bah! Humbuggers! Ann and Irene have been up to this week and also give a warm welcome to our very first Monthly Guest Designer Steph who has a delicious card and recipe to share with everyone.
Just realised that Rosie D's current challenge is 'So Yummy' so I reckon this scrummy cake is worth entering.