I thought it was probably time to get on with some Christmas cards - I've made a few here and there through the year but a more serious effort is required to get more done. My friend Anne suggested to me (persuaded me!) that I really needed to acquire some designer series paper (DSP) which has a series of houses on some of the sheets which can be cut out either using a lovely die set which I don't own ~ yet ~ or alternatively they are quite easy to cut out using scissors. I know that Anne has been making cards using this DSP and if you watch out for her next blog post I'm sure you will be seeing what she has come up with.
So far I've made a total of five cards, all similar but not exactly alike - batch making isn't really my scene although I have to say it would be a more efficient method than my normal way - not really into time and motion study and let's face it time isn't really a problem when I'm at home pretty well all the time. I printed off some background papers for the sky and die cut the snowy landscapes and trees adding sentiments in most cases.
For this card I die cut some snow with a line of trees, snowline with row of houses which I also cut using some yellow card so that I could light up the windows. The snow at the base was die cut and then put through an embossing folder for texture. Coloured houses and paper trees were all cut from the DSP and for this one no sentiment has been added although there is a space in the sky if I decide to add one later. You will probably be seeing the other four cards at some point.
Treescape and Houses - dies from Crafter's Companion
Houses and Paper Trees - cut from Stampin' Up DSP Trimming the Town
Embossing Folder - Creative Expressions I think
Snow - Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders