Friday, July 20, 2018

Farm Animal Friendship Card


Hey friends!

Today I have a super sweet Farm Animal friendship card to share with you featuring a bunch of cute supplies from Honey Bee Stamps

Most of the card was created by paper piecing all the elements together and there was actually very little stamping involved. I started by cutting out the pieces for Pinky the Pig out of some very pale pink paper. I then use some grey scraps and die cut the little pieces out for the hooves. I then glued all the pieces down to a black piece of cardstock that I had trimmed to the shape of the pig. To add a bit more dimension to Pinky's face I added another layer for his nose and die cut his eyes out from black paper and glued them in place. I then added some rosy cheeks by using a detail blending tool and adding some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. To finish him off I added some white to the center of his eyes and cheeks. I repeated a similar process for piecing together Lily the Lamb

Farm Animal Friendship Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To build the scene, I began by die cutting my square panel using the largest double Stitched Square Die from Bristol paper. Next, I used Broken China Distress Oxide ink to blend out the background behind the animals. I then die cut 3 strips of grass using the grass border die stacked and glued them together and then ran them through the die cutter again with the square stitched die to clean up the edges. To create the swinging fence, I used the Farm Fences die which I cut and glued two layers thick using the bottom layer of the fence posts. I then die cut extra pieces of the bottom layer to connect and extend the length of the fences.

Farm Animal Friendship Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

I wanted the fence to be able to open and close on the card front, so I made sure that one of the fence posts overlapped the other. To secure the fences to the sides of the card, I die cut 2 more bottom fence dies, folded and glued a couple of the posts behind the card panel, then bent the rest of the posts to the front of the card. Before doing that, I did cut very thin strips of paper to reinforce the tiny pieces of the fence along the bend. Once the fences were glued in place I added the top layer of the farm fence dies and distressed them a little with some ink. To create the closure, I just punched a hole through the fence post that overlaps the bottom fence and added a brad. By turning the head of the brad you can then open or close the fence as the leg catches on the other side of the fence to hold it in place.

Before gluing Pinky and Lily in place I stamped out the sentiment by masking half of the Small Gang Stamp on the top right of the card and then stamping the rest of the greeting on the inside of the card. I used Broken China Distress Oxide to stamp out the sentiment and heat set it with a clear embossing powder.

Farm Animal Friendship Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Hope this cute card inspired you today! I LOVE how this card turned out and had so much fun paper piecing these cuties together. For more inspiration using Honey Bee Stamps products check out the HB Blog.

Thank you all for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
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Pinky Paper Piecing
Pinky Paper Piecing
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Lily Paper Piecing
Lily Paper Piecing
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Farm Fence Dies
Farm Fence Dies
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Grass Border Dies
Grass Border Dies
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Double Stitched Squares Dies
Double Stitched Squares Dies
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Small Gang
Small Gang
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA
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Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Oxide Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
Oxide Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
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Ranger Detail Blending Tools
Ranger Detail Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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AMZ
EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
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Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
Uni-Ball Impact Gel Pen
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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