Friday, December 27, 2013

DIY Christmas Card • 2013

I again continued my tradition of hand-crafting my annual Christmas Card. The design for 2013 shows my increasing exploration of the possibilities with a Silhouette cutting machine, combined with my most frequent subject matter - the Christmas Tree. Save this as an idea for 2014.

I used a classic accordion card construction and combined it with a bezier curve tree I sketched in the software. It is cut from two pieces of card stock, that when glued together, create a 3-D self-standing card.

I also used a contemporary font to cut the message and the year into one layer of the card stock.

I mailed it in an evergreen envelope with a shorty Christmas letter on a red insert. I did mail all 70 of them on Monday, Dec. 16th but have learned that many on my list hadn't received theirs by the 25th. US Postal fail!

© 2013 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design

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