I’ve been laying low as of late, but I did put together a quick/simple ornament to include in our holiday cards this year. As I’ve shared before, I make an ornament every year with a completely different technique. I usually only make a handful of them, but since I wanted to be able to send them in the mail, this turned out to be relatively quick and inexpensive for all 80 of our card recipients! The saying isn’t mine - it’s really common this year - but I did the design work with a clip art deer I had purchased a few years ago. I’ve gotten some really nice notes from people about them.
I printed the design with my color laser printer on cherry paper-backed veneer from Cards of Wood and then cut it out with my Glowforge. The little deer was also printed on the front of our envelopes. It was super easy, although I used the wrong settings in round one and did some serious damage to my Seklema mat. Oops. Also, you can see that they could have used a tiny bit of sanding… that’s not the wood. That’s the paper backing. It wasn’t completely cutting through in the end, but I was too lazy to mess with the settings again.
Also, those of you who have watched my Snapmark saga for years will appreciate this. I printed the snapmarks on the sheet of veneer but 80% of the time, my GF refused to acknowledge them (I checked the size, etc., so not sure what was happening) and it was taking a long time to snap anyway. I ended up just using them to manually line up the file by sight (they were the only common items between the printed veneer and the GF cut file).