Now that my holiday cards have been received, I can share them with you here.
This year I decided to go a simpler route... just a few elements to create a layered white greeting.
I had forgotten I purchased Tim Holtz' "Tree Line" On The Edge Die over the summer... I thought it would make a neat card element. I found it while recently re-arranging all my dies into one cabinet drawer; good thing I did!
At first I had intended to use just one layer of trees per card; then when I saw them all stacked up as I cut them out on my Cuttlebug, I thought the effect of multiple layers was even better! So I cut out about 40 from white cardstock - or two per card. On half of the tree sets, I embossed "Peace" using a rubber stamp, embossing ink and heat setting the metallic embossing powder.
I used a swirl design stamp on each card base with Hampton Art's Glue pad. Before it dried, I sprinkled Tim's Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter over top and set them aside (and away from curious feline paws) to dry.
My Cricut and a great holiday cartridge called "Winter Wonderland" was used to cut out some prancing deer, adjusting the size of the cut image to a perfect size.
It didn't take long at all to combine all the elements onto the cards. I only glued the bottom of the tree layers so the tree tops lift away from the card back. The deer are popped up with dimensional foam.
Here's the result:
I made twenty cards this year; each holiday I seem to be making less and less. Well, I guess a few is better than none at all! I am so glad I got these done and in the mail before it was too late!
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