Not the gum drop buttons!!!
As you can see my nails have taken a hit over the last few days. A combination of decorating and horrible weather have left them in an awful state. So a quick design that can be used on short nails.
The beauty of designs like this is that they rely on plastic drying and you can use a clear plastic so that you can meausre your nail underneath.
First create a ginerbread outline. Fill in any details you like. (See the candy cane post for tips on plastic drying!)
Once my gingerbread men were completely dry I simply pushed them off and stuck them to the tacky varnish on my thumb nails. I finshed off with some coloured gems over the buttons and applied a liberal amount of top coat to seal.
For my main colour I used Nails incs Basil Street - A favourite nude of mine. Because my nails are really short right now a nude or light colour doesn't highlight their lengh but gives them a healthy look.
A simple, hide all sins but Christmassy design.