The SEPTEMBER 2020 RELEASE is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store! Our first set introduced you to another fabulous Anya and Ian in our “couple” series called NICE COUPLE. Next, we showed off 7 of the cutest snowmen ever in the set called FA LA LA. Our 3rd set called CHEEKY HONEY features a gorgeous girl ready for a night out on the town. Lastly, we introduced a few digital sets to help you create an awesome Halloween scene: TRICK OR TREAT 3, HALLOWEEN NITE, and HALLO SENTIMENTS.
To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home all 3 clear stamps sets! You have until SEPTEMBER 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer’s Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). (See the list below.) Please only leave 1 comment. We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.
Nice Couple Coffee Shop Date
Today, I’m sharing a front flap card for the September release blog hop. It features the Nice Couple in a coffee shop. I used the Nice Couple, Anya and Ian along with many digi elements from the Bakery Cafe digi stamp set
to create this scene.
From the side, you can see how this card is structured. It’s a 5″ X 7″ landscape-oriented card with a 2″ tall front flap (floor) hinged on the side that supports the couple. Notice the two floors – wood on the inside, tile on the outside. Why? I wanted the characters to really stand out with a lighter floor.
Why the flap?
- The front flap is sized perfectly to fit a gift card to your favorite coffee shop! I just used a glue dot to keep the card in place, but you could easily add side tabs or a slit to hold it in place, too.
- It allows a super cute scene background to be shown with no foreground covering it up. I love the bakery and wanted to really show it off.
When the flap is open, you can fully see the coffee shop. I used a wood floor here. I like the warmth of the floor for a coffee shop. I hand drew the floor, but used digis for the counter, cooler, register and food items. I used a ruler to add the vertical lines on the wall. It reminds me of paneling or vertical boards on the walls. I guess it could be striped wallpaper, too. 🙂
I created the menu board using the chalkboard digi, an element from the Bakery Cafe digi set.
I filled it in with a dark gray color, added white lettering in Photoshop using a letter board type font and then used a black marker to draw the lines between the letters. I love how this turned out. I did the same with the “daily special” poster, filling it in with a dark gray and using a chalkboard letter font for the words in white. You can do this in Microsoft word or by hand, too. By hand, color in the board in a dark color and then write on it using a white gel pen. Easy!
When the flap is closed, the couple appears and they are standing on a black / white checkered floor. You may be wondering why I chose to have two different floors. Well, I just thought the characters showed up better on a lighter floor v. on the wood floor. However, I thought a wood floor for a coffee shop would be so darn cute and warm feeling. I hand drew the checkered tile floor using a fine-tip black marker and ruler and colored it in using cool shades of gray.
I added coffee cups in the hands of Anya and Ian. I simply cut a slit to the hands and sized and printed digi cups, cut them out and added them to the characters. The hands of each image were positioned nicely to add a cup to them.
When the card is flipped open, the inside includes the cute Coffee Friend
phrase. I also added two digi cups to the phrase to spice it up a bit. A few drops of coffee were added as well. I think this is a fun card to give to any coffee loving friend!
Now it’s time to win the new clear stamps released in September! Remember, you have until SEPTEMBER 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer’s Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). Please only leave 1 comment. NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment, and do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won’t be able to verify that it’s you). Thank You!
TGF Design Team Blog Hop:
This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your faves now, you can purchase the new Clear Stamps and Digis HERE. We will have more cards featuring the New Release from our Design Team Leaders starting on the 16th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.
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