On the Farm Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations}

Hello friends! I hope that you’ve enjoyed your weekend. I’m still spending some time with my husband as it’s a long Labor Day weekend for him. The weather over our way will certainly start to shift now and I’m looking forward to everything Autumn which is my favorite time of the year! Such a great time to be outdoors before the Winter sets in!

Today is our midway reminder over at the {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge blog with our “On the Farm” theme.  So if you haven’t played along with us yet, I hope you’re able to share your project with us within the next week!  We are enjoying seeing the wonderful creations so far!

Here’s my reminder project for this week:

I decided to pull out one of my past Brutus Monroe Inspiration Boxes that I didn’t get much a chance to play with and put together a card with that adorable Farmhouse Friends stamp set included with it.

There were lots of different textures included with the kit including that piece of buffalo check pattern mesh fabric that I put a layer of red cardstock, included in the kit, behind it.  I ran a piece of brown cardstock through an embossing folder as well as stenciled a cloud background over one of the printed panels included in the kit.  I also took some copper DecoFoil Transfer papers and foiled over the printed barns on it.  I put together this fun layout with those different pieces, cut them up and then die cut the entire panel with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from MFT.  I used the die again to cut an additional panel out with some kraft cardstock. 

That layer is where I’ve added the stamped, colored and cut out images from the stamp set.  I’ve also stamped a sentiment from the set at the bottom of the panel as well.  I layered this piece over some more of the brown cardstock and popped it up with foam tape.  Before attaching it to the panel, I wrapped some twine around the front panel and added a bow next to the animal panel. I added another layer of brown cardstock behind this and attached it all to an A2 sized top folding kraft card base.

 

Here you can see the shine from where the printed barns were foiled over the cloud stenciled background.

There was a “stain pen” included with the kit that you could actually use on the tiny wooden fence also included in that kit which you can see as a prop in my photo.  But I used it to color in my stamped fence on the card this time.  I’ve also taken a white gel pen for highlights on the animals and then I added some glossy accents to the chicken’s head, the pig’s nose and the sheep’s eyes which you can sort of see the reflection of light over those parts.

I lastly added some real wooden dots over the design including in the center of the twine bow.

Have you ever been to a farm or are familiar with the setting of a farm?  I grew up out in the country and have pretty much lived most of my life either near a farm or in a rural small town setting, so farm surroundings are very familiar to me and I forget that not everyone has had the experience of it.  I can’t imagine not being able to hear the sound of a cow “moo” for instance.  If you’ve not been on a farm, it’s quite an experience and lots of hard labor, but also a rewarding experience at the same time…so check it out sometime in your life if you can!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my creation today friends and thanks for stopping in! Be sure to stop by the {Cupcake Inspirations} blog today and check more inspiration from the team and play along!  I have something fun to share with you coming up shortly, so stay tuned!

Challenges:

  1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Anything Goes + animal
  2. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal 
  3. QKR Stampede – #403 Anything Goes
  4. Arty Divas – #29 Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Creations – #413 Anything Goes
  6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Stamp It! (no digis)
  7. Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + sentiment
  8. Krafty Chicks – #523 Stamp Act
  9. My Time to Craft – #440 Embossing (Wet/dry)

23 thoughts on “On the Farm Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations}

  1. This is both beautiful and fun, Vicki. Love all techniques and materials you have used. Stunning my friend!
    xxx Margreet

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  2. oh gosh Vicki, this is just the cutest card! I’m loving the foil on those little barns in the background and the whole concept reminds me of my youth when we lived within close proximity to farms all around us. Love your cute farm animals and all those wonderful papers! Thanks for the visit to my yesteryears 🙂 Happy Labor day!

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  3. Oh what a fun card – and love all the elements you used to make this very fun, eye catching card. I “think I have a farm stamp set – so this is an inspiration for me to find it. Great job. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Super cute and adorable Vicki and I love the foiled barns for interest and shine in the sky and your card design is fabulous with those sweet little animals..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. Awww this is sooo cute Vicki! I love the awesome farm scene you created with all of the critters and that foiled background is gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Hey Patti! Thank you my friend! The panels came inside the card kit and they’re printed with toner ink. The toner ink allows you to place a transfer foil sheet over it to run through your foil machine/laminator to foil over the printed images and that’s how I did it! 🙂 I hope that helps!

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  6. Saw this on insta and loved everything about it. I know nothing about the foiling but wow it sure makes a beautiful background. Your little animals are adorable! Once or twice a year we do head to my kids grandmothers house in Kansas. Quite the experience every time. It does make me want to head to a more rural area once retired, but I’m not about to milk a cow or anything 🙂

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  7. This is such a fun card, Vicki! I love all the textures and cute critters, and the sentiment makes me smile! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  8. Fabulous card, my friend, and congrats on your win with it at QKR Stampede! Don’t forget to email them to claim your prize. 😀

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  9. That is so cute! Love those little characters and your background.

    Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge.

    Helen x

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