Each year I sit at the computer and design my own Christmas card using a computer photo editing program.
I don’t feel guilty that I do not go out and buy Christmas cards and lovingly sign them. Then drop them in the mail box two months early so everyone gets them on time. I like the new modern way and if anyone was waiting for a card in the mail from me before the computer tech bug got me, they would have had a long wait. It was just something I never did.
LAST YEAR; I was obsessed with an image of a water color print featured on a blog called Craftberry Bush. When I say obsessed, I really mean I probably stared at it for hours and hours. I could have painted one myself but I wanted it to be done on the computer.
I then went on to Google images and found an image from some Asian company that I figured I could work with. It started out looking like this.
I worked the computer magic and ended up with this image.
I liked this one the best as it is simple and I like things that are simple. But I thought, “heck… it’s Christmas I will add a little extra to it”.
This was the next version and I liked it also.
I then proceeded to post it to Facebook for all my Facebook friends to see and wish them a Merry Christmas.
Well one would think that designing your own card would be enough! But ooh nooo!!! One gal and you know who you are Debbie T., decided that I should be in the image also. They sure know how to push the buttons these Facebook friends of mine.
Well back to the computer and I scoured through photos and added me to the front seat. I know the perspective is all wrong but what can I say. It was funny and Christmas is all about spreading good cheer and Debbie was happy!
Fast forward to this year. I am still obsessed with that little red Volkswagen!
I found a die cast metal car at a thrift store about 10 months ago and paid dearly for it. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to use it but I knew it was going to be for another computer generated Christmas card for this year. Then a few weeks ago I found some tacky looking small plastic Christmas trees and brought them home. They were pretty ugly but I knew I was going to take them apart to make a tree the size I needed for the top of the car. I then used some twine to tie it to the top of the car.
Below is the photo I thought I would be working with. But I still needed to add some things before working on the editing part of it.
I NEEDED SOME SNOW!!! Well I should say I needed some Epsom Salts. That stuff has sparkle to it and the camera is able to pick it up.
So a little Epsom salt, a little Dyna, a couple snowflakes and there you have it!
FROM ME TO YOU WITH ALL MY HEART
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE BEST IN THE NEW YEAR!
*UPDATE*… I ended up going to the basement after last weeks post and set up the pink Christmas tree!