Newton’s Nook – Barnyard Party

Welcome! Welcome! The party is just getting started! So glad you could join us…

Haha! I couldn’t resist. I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing a really fun barnyard party slimline card. Now that we’ve got sheep to add to the farming mix I couldn’t resist getting everyone together for a birthday celebration.

I started this card by die cutting a panel with the Slimline Frames & Portholes scalloped die and laid out my stamps across it to make sure everyone would fit. Then I stamped images from Bleat, Moo, Baa, Neigh, Oink and Cluck. I used my copic markers to color everything in and then the coordinating dies for each set to cut them all out.

For the background, I inked the top of the white scalloped panel I started with in a light blue. Then I cut a second scalloped panel and then used the Land Borders die to cut a hill. I inked the top brown and then used the Hills & Grass Stencil to add some grass to the bottom. This gives the look of another layer without an actual extra layer.

I added foam tape to my hill and attached it to the sky panel. Then using a combination of foam squares and liquid glue I adhered all of my animals and the barn. Some are popped up for extra dimension and some are glued straight down. Once that was finished, I popped the panel in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment in some of the open sky.

Next, I cut a yellow panel 3.5×8.5 inches and used liquid glue to adhere it to a white card base. Then with foam tape I popped the panel on that and moved on to finishing touches.

For those, I started with black glaze pen on all of the critter eyes so it had time to dry. Then I moved on to glossy accents on things like hooves, beaks and noses. Then I added some glossy accents to the white parts of the barn as well. Once the critter eyes were dry, I went back in and added white gel pen highlight to the ones that typically have one in the stamped image.

I can’t get over all these different critters and how well they work together. This is such a fun and happy card! I hope you enjoyed it too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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