Today I’m sharing a couple of funny punny birthday cards I made with the Joy! Crafts “At the Farm Animals – Horse Rabbit” and “At the Farm Animals – Pig Sheep” stamp sets as a design team project for Topflight Stamps.
These farm animal stamp images are very realistic so they could certainly stand on their own without any coloring, but I wanted to add a hint of coloring so that they would coordinate with the patterned papers I wanted to use on these cards. So I used the following Copic colors to color up the sheep and pigs:
Sheep: N0, N1 and E000
Pigs: Y000, Y11, Y13, E01, N2
All the patterned papers are from a 6 x 6 My Mind’s Eye “Moments” paper pad (retired). And to give a nice finished look, I lightly inked the edges of all the paper pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke.
Next I fussy cut all the critters and inked the edges with a Tuxedo Black Momento Marker. This freed me up to position them exactly where I wanted to, which was in round windows die cut from hand cut pennant banners using Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Stackable Dies. For a little interest and dimension, I layered and popped up the pennants on double sided foam adhesive over a blue damask patterned paper that I customized with small orange dots using a Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Riper Persimmon. Lastly, I added another layer of foam adhesive before I placed the whole assembly on a simple floral card front.
For the silly sentiment banners, I simply used a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen on black card stock. For the pig card, I wrote, “It’s Your Birthday! Go Hog Wild!” and inside the card, I printed out on my computer, ” “It’s Party Time! Let’s Pig Out!” for the card liner. For the sheep card, I wrote, “Happy Birthday to Ewe!”
I’m so glad I got to replenish my birthday card stash with these Joy! Crafts farm animals. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed crafting these punny cards. The following is a process video of crafting these cards:
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These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Time Out Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Magic Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Add a Sentiment Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge #383