The Wizard of Oz cover immediately caught my eye with its colorful graphic characters and black background. I experimented quite a bit before I came up with this card. My first thought was to do the cool stacked words, but I don't have any large PTI sentiments or alphabet dies. So I did the next best thing. I used my Wonderful Words: Holiday die to cut the word "merry" from two different colors and glued them together to look shaded. I embossed the word "christmas" on a narrow strip of green underneath.
Please excuse the picture. I had to take it indoors since the sun went down before I finished, and I just couldn't get it to turn out right. The card is much better-looking in person!! I need to rig up a photo tent with lamps for future situations like this. I'll take another picture in the morning.
Edited to add much better pictures. :)
I diecut several trees using cardstock in the same colors as the characters on the Wizard of Oz book cover and then stamped a swirl pattern on each in their matching colors. To mimic the blue outline, I drew a frame of glue on the black mat and sprinkled it with blue glitter. I glittered a blue star to place over the center tree as well.
This certainly was an interesting experiment. It's not quite what I originally pictured in my head, but I kept playing until I was happy with the result. Definitely a non-traditional Christmas card! :)
Stamps: Merry & Bright, Merry & Bright Additions, Tree Trimming Trio (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Lemon Tart, True Black, Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink); VersaMark
Misc: Wonderful Words: Holiday die, Merry & Bright die (Papertrey Ink); white embossing powder; Blue Topaz glitter (Martha Stewart)