Christmas Subway Art: Inn Crowd or Stable Few Gift Idea (free download)

A friend of mine stopped by one day to show me this idea she called "Christmas Subway Art" that she found on a blog (sorry we have no idea what blog), but she wanted me to spice it up a bit more with some fun fonts, etc. So after a few minutes of playing around in Illustrator we ended up with this awesome piece. She told me she was going to frame it and give it as a gift to neighbors and friends. What a great holiday idea and very inexpensive....so I spent my Saturday making some of these for friends (be surprised when you get yours). 
I took it a step further and pulled out my Cricut - Christmas Village cartridge and cut out the scene you see behind the wordart. I added glitter to the baby Jesus (because he should be sparkly don't you think) and the star. I popped up both the star, baby Jesus and Mary to give it a little depth. 
 So here's a picture of it in an 8x10 frame. I found a bunch of frames on clearance and Joanns and didn't mind they were the wrong color...a little spray paint goes a long way. You can see the cricut cutouts behind without the Christmas Subway Art....but don't worry, I'll fix that before I wrap them up.
Don't you love how "Inn Crowd" and "Stable Few" really pop?? Wondering how I made the wordart float above the cutouts? Easy....I printed them off on a TRANSPARENCY. I actually placed the transparency sheet right over the glass. I was afraid if I put it under the glass that it would not lay flat because of the pieces I popped up. 

Since I love to share what I create, here's two free downloads for you if you'd like to make one for yourself. I think it would be just as beautiful without the cutouts behind it. But if you are a Cricut user and have a Gypsy and the Christmas Village cart and want my gypsy file, just drop me an email and I'll send that off to you. 

By the way, I think this would be a super easy gift idea for the person that has everything or someone you have to whip up a gift for at the last minute. Merry Christmas!! 
8x10 Christmas Subway Art (Inn Crowd)

5x7 Christmas Subway Art (Inn Crowd)
Allred Design, mommy blogger, scrapbook, paper crafts
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