So here is my card for today. I will now have a Christmas card on my personal blog for the next three days. I spent time tonight making these cards.
I used some die cuts I purchased years ago. This is the first time I have used them. I used a Technique Junkie stamp - All is Calm - http://techniquejunkies.com/all-is-calm/. I cut several strips* of white card stock or the trees die and the houses and church die. *If you decide to do something like this , make sure you have at least an inche below the lowest part hillsides for each each strip. I sponged the tree strips with green ink. It didn't matter to me if the sponging was really even because I felt it added texture. I sponged the houses and church strips with a matching blue of the card stock for the base card.
I covered each strip with Versamark ink, cover it with a "snowy" embossing powder and heat set. All those strips really glisten! It was not an iridescent powder. Then I stamped the greeting at the top (allowing room for the "star.") with Versamark ink, and heat embossed with detail silver embossing powder.
I used my ATG tape runner to to adhere the strips together in an eye pleasing arrangement to me. I then ran all of the strips adhered together through my Xyron machine to get adhesive on the back side. I used my home made cloud stencil to add color and visual texture to the sky. Then I adhered the panel of trees and houses, etc to the sponged cloud panel. This was layered on blue and layered on silver, and onto the base card.
While this card is not difficult, it was a little "fussy" and time consuming, but i felt it was worth the effort.
I still have a few cards to make, and some to hand deliver, but most of my cards are in the mail. Some have received because they told me so.
I hope you have a great day -- and get inky!