Have a holly jolly Christmas

Hello fellow Farmers!

Amy here, and with Halloween come and gone it is time for me to concentrate on Christmas cards. I decided to go with various digital stamps in the TGF store to create this Christmas shopping scene. I grabbed Miss Anya Pumpkin Spice first because I thought it would be fun to swap her latte for a present. It was super easy to do, in Microsoft Word I simply inserted this gift digi from the Birthday Party set and layered it over her hands and cup. I didn't worry about her hands not showing because once the scene was printed I grabbed a black Copic multi-liner pen and drew them back in over top the gift. Having the box line show up across the "knuckles" didn't matter either because I knew I could color her mittens in a dark enough color that it wouldn't show. While I still had the Birthday Party set pulled up, I also threw in a few gift/shopping bags at her feet. The sentiment for this card, which is part of the Christmas Sayings digi set, was layered onto the largest gift bag, which I thought was pretty darn clever if I do say so myself, LOL!

Next, it was time to pick out a store front from the Store Fronts digi set. I went with the narrowest building and cropped the top half off then enlarged the shop until it nearly filled the entire card front of an A2 card. The decor in the Christmas Porch set made it super easy to dress up this shop for the holidays, both inside the display window and outside on the walls. Now that the entire scene was set it was time to color.

Nine times out of ten I fall into the traditional Christmas color scheme of red and green when I have scenes like this and I didn't fight it this time either. Of course adding in touches of gold and silver here and there is always pretty and a great way to break up the reds and greens. I also try to play with slightly different shades throughout the card rather than rely on just one red Copic combo or one green Copic combo. I think having that variety makes the traditional colors a little less boring.  ;)

Stay crafty my friends! 


Sue D

Sue D said:

Cute snowy shopping scene.

Andre M.

Andre M. said:

Wonderful holiday scene and fun ideas for manipulating digital stamps!

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