Sunday, 10 June 2018

Birthday Cow


I'm closing in on the end of my weekend and I've got a card to post for a couple of current challenges.  This uses the sketch at MFT Stamps and the "farm" theme at CASology.  I'm also linking to the challenge at The Male Room (Little Boys) and the Favourite Things challenge at Shopping our Stash.  My favourite things are, without a doubt, My Favorite Things stamps and dies 😄

I created a wee farm scene on my stitched tag, using Watercolor Wash patterned paper.  Oh how I love that paper - it's perfect when you don't want to use plain cardstock but you also don't want to use a busy pattern that detracts from the focal point.

I stamped, colored and die-cut the cow and put him (her!) aside so I could create the background.  I die-cut the tag from white cardstock and then from the blue and green patterned paper.  I also cut the green piece with the hill die from the Spring Scene Builder die set, and some clouds with the pale blue patterned paper.  There is no brown in the paper pack so I used Hot Fudge cardstock for the fence.  

I arranged the elements onto the tag and adhered them in place.  I added some "grass" along the bottom before adding the cow.  I was originally going to add a sentiment strip under the fence, but thought it would look too crowded, so added the sentiment along the bottom, which doesn't strictly follow the sketch, but hopefully it's allowed 😄

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Products Used:

Stamps:  The Whole Herd (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Hot Fudge, Watercolor Wash (MFT)
Dies:  The Whole Herd, Tag Builder Blueprints 3, Spring Scene Builder (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at CASology.


Karren said...

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Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The cow has such a surprised look - it's wonderful. Do like the pun sentiment too. Thanks so much for playing along with our Little Boys theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

Chana Harris said...

Cute project and very nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

sentsue said...

Super cute! I love how you extended the fence beyond the tag. Thanks for joining us at CASology.

Bobby said...

I love that cow. I used him on my card too. Your Copic coloring of him beats my Zigs all to heck.

I Card Everyone said...

I'd have a cow if I had another birthday so soon! lol
Just about the cutest cow, and card, around!

Barb Ghig said...

Clever idea to use your Watercolor Wash patterned paper for the background, Karren! Beautiful Copic coloring on the cow, too...Love this cute card!

Jane said...

Fun card. Thanks for linking up at The Male Room.

Kara Lynne said...

Such a perfect little scene for your sweet cow - so cute! said...

Hi Karren, Your birthday cow is a great take on the cue word. I just love how your farm scene is contained in the tag and the fence goes a lil off... Amazing CAS design. Thank you for playing along with us at CASology. Happy crafting. hugs - bharati