Hello! I'm sharing two farm-related cards today, and the inspiration was an assortment of these cute little critter die cuts, sitting on my craft desk. As I've mentioned before, when I purchase new dies, I always try them out right away, to make sure there are no defects. Usually I'll use white cardstock for my practice run.
I've got very few agrarian stamping supplies, so I looked around for suitable elements: gingham patterned paper, patterned paper that looks like sun rays, grass die, picket fence punch, and more.
I colored the animals with Copic markers, and created little framed scenes, using negative die cuts from previous projects.
Way-to-stretch-your-supplies Tip: when die-cutting a solid shape from cardstock - i.e., circle, oblong, rectangle, square, etc. - position the die with enough extra cardstock surrounding it. Envision the negative piece as a frame for a future project, and now you've got two usable pieces!
The best sentiment I could find in my stash, which went well with these gentle creatures, is one from Power Poppy's Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips. It's full of joy, and I think the color palette of these two cards speaks of joy. :-)
I'm really glad you could join me today. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips - Power Poppy Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; Gable Green, Summer Sun, sunray pattern - Stampin' Up!; gingham - Garden Party - DCWV Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; pink grosgrain ribbon Accessories & Tools: On The Farm, Tiny Tags dies - Papertrey Ink; Nesting Pinking Squares die - Lifestyle Crafts; Picket Fence punch - Martha Stewart; Copic markers; Sparkling Clear sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder - Stampin' Up!; Grassy Fields die - My Favorite Things