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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
Do you remember this painting?
It's finished!
"Our Winter Love" (8" x 10" canvas)
Many of you were saying, this would be a great Christmas/Holiday card.
So, if I do it, this would be the front. Unfortunately, a lot is cut off around the card.
Or I have the option, of shrinking down the image, for everything to show, but then there would be a white edge? I'm thinking of shrinking it down. This would be the image you would see, shrunk down, with white around it.
Which do you prefer?

I would leave the inside blank. I think it would be better this way, because everyone has something different they would like to say. Do you agree?

This would be at the very back of the card. I thought instead of just saying "MagicLoveCrow".  I would have one of my paintings as well. So this image would be in the middle of the back of the card.
The card would be 5" x 7" and would come with an envelope.

What do you think????
Big Hugs 😀

27 comments:

  1. Your card looks WONDERFUL. And is a toofer - with another of your images on the back.
    I like the shrunk down version best. And agree. Blank is best.

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  2. It would be beautiful!
    You could always do a fancy white border with snow.

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  3. Love the card idea. I would like it shrunk down with white border so we don't miss any of the painting. Also, some might be inclined to pop it in a frame as holiday decor, and the white edges would facilitate that. :)

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  4. Both would make amazing and lovely alternative Christmas cards.

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  5. Looks great. I think shrinking it down would be the best option.

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  6. Shrinking it down would be best. Do you have a reduction wheel? That would tell you how much to reduce without distorting or losing parts of the image.

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  7. Shrink the image and put the white edge. It will make it look better than cropping the image.

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  8. Hello, dear Stacy! I also think shrinking down would be the best option. The image is wonderful, by the way <3 Such cute ravens!
    I wish you a beautiful November!
    Big hugs!
    Nina

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  9. I think its awesome, any way you do it, but....that said, I like the shrink better. Happy crow!

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  10. What a lovely card that will be. I'm not sure regarding cropping vs shrinking, but I do like the idea of it being blank inside, I think it increases the options. I also like the image you are putting on the back, it's very cute.

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  11. So precious is "Our Winter Love!"
    I would have a border because I do believe this is one card that will end up framed and used as a piece of art!
    The idea of it being blank inside is a great idea.

    Have a wonderful evening sweet friend~

    Great Big Hugs 💕💞💖

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  12. I think I would like the border. Can the border be in a different color, red or green? Do what you feel best represents your art.

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    1. Hi Truedessa, unfortunately, I can't change the colour of the border. I asked!

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  13. Hi, Stacy! What a sweet card, and I like that it is blank inside. I liked the second version of the card better. The first one feels constrained or cramped. The crows are darling, and I love the colorful sleigh. I appreciate how you show your paintings through their various stages. Whatever the art, I enjoy seeing the creative process. Hugs to you!

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  14. Aww!!! Christmas crow... so cute..

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  15. I like the "closed in" version looks like they are trying to squeeze n through your front door :D XXX

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  16. The Christmas painting is just darling. I prefer the shrinking down version, it's too good to cut bits off! Have a wonderful day, BIG hugs, Valerie

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  17. So cute!!
    blank inside would be perfect. I think it's better to shrink it down, so you can preserve the whole image.
    The little image on the back is just adorable!!!love it!
    hugs!

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  18. I do remember your painting; it’s one of my favourites! I think it works either with or without the white edge, and getting an extra painting on the back is a bonus. Sort of buy one – get one free! Hugs Barbara

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  19. I personally prefer the fuller painting. The crop just makes it seem a bit too busy.

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  20. The one that’s cut off doesn’t seem too cut off to me, but the white border might look better since there’s a lot of color in the painting. It would also center it nicely. BTW, I love Christmas crows!

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  21. I've always liked this painting and think the shrunk down version best for the card ... and yes, blank is best.

    Happy mid-week wishes

    All the best Jan

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  22. I really love this painting, Sweetie...and I like the shrunk down version best too. I prefer it because you don't have to omit any part of the painting (to me, that would be sacrilege!)
    What a great idea to have a painting on the back...a real bonus.
    And to leave the inside blank is good too...cards with a printed message never quite say what you want to say, do they?!
    Yes, this is absolutely perfect!!

    Have a Fabulous Weekend...and Lots of Love. xoxoxoxo

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  23. I like the shrunk down best too and oh I love the little one for the back!!!!Crow love forever!!!

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  24. How adorable! I missed weighing in- but would have voted for the shrunken down version with the white border. :)
    ~Jess

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  25. OMG!!!! The little hats and the little boots.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I'm very grateful! Your words are very special to me! Big Hugs!