Hello and welcome!
Today's card is a combination of embossing, ink blending, die cutting and paint spritzing using the new dies for the holidays. It was fun to get out my supplies (ok, they were already out--I'm a messy crafter at times) and charge into this layered card...check it out.
The trees and the cabin are two different dies that align perfectly to create this wintery scene. I cut both from white paper and pieced the trees and cabin with solid colored card stock. A little bit of diluted white acrylic paint spritzed on the trees created the snow pattern and a touch of white pen filled in "naked" areas.
For the beautiful night sky I blended Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks on a white paper panel, then spritzed with water to create a speckled effect. This panel was positioned and adhered behind the circular opening giving the trees and cabin a starry backdrop.
Using the Circle Basics die set, I selected the die closest in size to the tree and cabin circle sets for the front panel opening. Next, a quick run through of this panel with a dotted Swiss embossing folder and then adhered all four layers together. Starting from the back, that's Sky panel, tree layer, cabin layer then embossed white panel.
For a touch more red, I added the smallest size of Poinsettia Blooms and the Brushed Merry Christmas sentiment....all sitting pretty on a green note card. How's that for traditional Christmas colors! Now to make a few more (per week) in time for the holiday mailings. How many cards do you send out? Each year my list grows longer since everyone loves a handmade card.