I had one more idea jump into my head while cleaning off some scraps off the desktop - specifically a word diecut and a punched white circle. The word was a Tim Holtz shaped cut of 'peace'. When it fell on top of the circle I was inspired to create the first two Christmas cards for NEXT year!
I dig out an old stamp of an antique map of two hemispheres and stamped it on the circle. I actually did this with two circles and different inks so I could do the coloring in watercolor markers and in alcohol markers to see which I would like better. I liked the both so made cards with each.
I added some black punched bits to create a globe stand then mounted the cut word on foam tape over top.
To create the background I used two embossing folders on white cardstock. The right side is a border folder and the main field is the swiss dots folder. I used the same style of markers to color the embossing and drew a ground line with black marker.
The globe was mounted and a coordinating border added to the card base. Then I stamped additional text at the bottom.
Here is a view of the raised word:
I wouldn't say I'm READY for next Christmas, but I do have a head start.