Saturday, November 21, 2020

2020 Christmas Card

I can't believe it, but it is about time to start thinking about sending out Christmas cards!  This year's card is a really cute one even if I say so myself!

The process can be time consuming, but I start off by picking my reference photo.  This one came from Pixabay.  

Then I create my pastel using the reference photo on 11 " X 14" velour paper.  

I made a few changes but not many.  Here is the final pastel. 

Once finished with the pastel, I use my computer software and create a print in the appropriate size for the card.  For these cards, the 4" X 5" print is printed on fine art paper creating a suitable giclée print for framing - making it two gifts in one - the card and the print!  

The gicléprint is then cut out and mounted with photo corners on  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card stock.  As you can see there are a lot of steps in creating these cards and they can be time consuming but my customers love them!

Here is the finished 2020 Christmas Card. "He was born in a manger!"



I hope you like it and if you are interested in purchasing some cards you can find them here. Oh, and if you'd like to purchase the original pastel or print you can find them here.

Luke 2
7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. and laid him in a manager.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.