Friday, December 10, 2021

Merry Christmas...

TGIF my friends!

I'm just popping in with the December entry into my ongoing personal challenge to create a card a month using the Miss Anya All Year kit from The Greeting Farm. This month's cutie is dressed for the cold weather and is holding a gift for someone special. It seemed only natural to give her a house to be entering so once again I did a clear stamp/digi stamp mash up. My process for this is pretty simple, I stamp my clear stamp image onto a 4.25"x5.5" card front and then fussy cut a mask to put over her. I then go to my computer and in Word I start importing whatever digital background builders I want to work with. Most often I also add a 'stand in' character while I'm working so I can place it in roughly the same spot I have my clear image stamped and it helps me scale the size of everything else appropriately. Once I have everything where I want it I delete the 'stand in' and print the scene on thin computer paper. I then take my card front with the stamped image and lay it on top of the printed scene and hold it up to a light or well lit window to get the positioning just right. Once I have it where I want it, I tape the card front to the computer print out and put it back in the printer to print a second time. Once that is done all I have to do is gently remove the card front from the computer paper, remove the mask and voila! 

In the case of this scene I was playing with elements from the Porch 2 set, Porch Christmas set and Christmas Day set to build the perfectly decorated front door of Miss Anya's house. Add a light snowfall all over with a white pen and this merry Christmas scene was done.  :)

I hope your weekend is a crafty one!  

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Porch 2 set, Porch Christmas set and Christmas Day set)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya All Year kit)

ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Pear Blossom Press silver pen

Sakura stardust glitter pen

Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E15, E04, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes/gift- T5, T7, T10, R35, R39, R89, E55, E57, E79, E81, E84, C00, W1, C3, W4/ YG03, YG17, YG67, BG99, Y02, YR23, E47
stone foundation- W1, T3, t5, N4, N5, C3, C4, W5, W7
house- W5, W7, T0, T2, T3, E42, E43, E44, R14, R05, E07, E09, E18
sign/ribbon wreath- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG67, E34, E35, E27, E44, E47, E49
garland- YG05, G07, G29, BG99, G20

santa- E01, E02, E93, C2, C3, C6, C9, C10, R24, R29, R89, Y02, YR23, E47, E23, E25, E29
sidewalk/snow- C2, C3, C4, C5/BG000, B41, C0
candles/window- C5, C7, C10, G20, G40, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y21