The cardstock used for the front was an old file folder cut to 5-1/2" x 11". I swiped the edges both inside and out with distressed ink. The red "wooden boards" and the "wreath" were cut from a kleenex tissue box, then painted with acrylic paint. The wreath was cut using the Tim Holtz Regal Crest die and is constructed using a technique Tim Holtz used in one of his 2011 Christmas tags. Both were sanded and distressed ink added. The bow was repurposed ribbon from a Christmas past. The letters were cut from scrap matte board from a framer using the Tim Holtz Word Play die. Letters were left white to contrast everything else on the front.
The interior card was cut from a page from a sample vinyl wallpaper book using the Sizzix basic pop n' cut die and edge cut with a Tim Holtz On The Edge die. The trees were cut from matte board samples using the Tim Holtz Pine Tree die. Splashes of white acrylic paint were added for a snow effect and glued to the circle base (one on top of the other). The deer are cut from an Oreo cookie box using the Tim Holz Reindeer Flight die. The deer were coated in walnut ink distressed ink and a collar of light white string added to each. The standing deer is attached to the top tree with foam dots to add dimension. The leaping deer is attached to the back of the circle base. The snowflake is cut from waste cardstock using the Sizzix Snowflakes #3 die and glue to the card.
I have yet to perfect Karen Buriston's spinners but want to have the leaping reindeer actually leap. But that I shall leave to another card.
I attended the University of British Columbia, where I managed a campus advertising service. After graduation, I worked as a commercial artist in the silkscreen industry. In the early 1970s, I began working with environmental firms, where my graphic talents were channeled into cartography and illustration. Since 1973, I have operated an environmental consulting company with my husband, where the computer often substitutes for pen and paper. It was here I explored the formal application of computers and was able to break out of the confines of office and graphics applications to experiment with digital technology. Non environmental projects include posters, website design, CD labels, programs, newsletters, slideshows, and other promotion materials, especially for the visual arts and music industry. My signature style incorporates collage and photography using computer software to produce digital collages. Recently, I have been combining these collages and digital printing with traditional art materials.