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Farmyard Christmas

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Way back in June 2016 I made two Copic farmyard cards and they have been sitting in my stash ever since. When I went to visit my mum last month I asked her if she would be interested in them because I thought one of my uncles might find them amusing; she said yes, but could I turn one of them into a Christmas card… I said yes and then promptly forgot about it.

And then, the other day, I suddenly remembered.

So… how do you turn a sunny day farmyard scene into a wintry one?

I started by making a mask for the animals and haystack. That meant I could stamp some fir trees in the background — the mask wasn’t perfect but I just used a small brush with the oxide ink to fill in the gaps around the edges.

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I also stamped a tiny tree on the chick’s head and gave it a star and some glittery baubles.

That was a good start, but it really needed some snow. I contemplated various options but settled on using some white Flower Soft for texture along with some white sparkly glitter glue to add highlights to the main elements.

A die-cut sentiment and some falling snow and I decided it was time to step away and let everything dry properly before it got completely covered in fake snow.

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  • stamps:
    Visible Image – Christmas chaos
  • dies:
    Tonic Studios – wave merry Christmas
  • inks:
    Tim Holtz Distress oxide – pine needles, forest moss
    Ranger archival – library green
  • embellishments:
    FlowerSoft – white
    Imagination Crafts – detail sparkle – white shimmer, silver gilt, berries
    Doodlebug sprinkles – graduation assortment (gold star)
  • paper and card:
    black glitter card

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