Friday, June 10, 2016

Maribelle Cow with hidden sentiment

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I'm back to share a Father's Day card with you, using an older, but adorable image...
with the barn doors closed...
 with the barn doors slid open...
This is Maribelle Cow (S120) and sentiment from Sentiment Set #3 (U506).  My dad is a dairy farmer (can you tell?) and with Father's day coming up next weekend, I thought this would make for a great card for him.  I am certain he will enjoy sliding the barn doors open and closed on it!

To begin, I used a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, a Zig-Wink of Stella pen-glitter gold, was applied on the cow bell.  These pens are so easy and fun to use to add that bit of glitter to any project!  Glossy Accents was used on the cow's mouth, horns, and udder. I just love some shine and texture on my cards!  The image was carefully fussy cut out after the gloss and glitter was dry. 

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Black Cardstock, along with a white piece of cardstock for some layering.  The designer papers are from American Crafts-Stitched 6x6 paper pad (clouds) and Doodlebug-Goal 6x6 paper pad (grass).  The barn is a die from Elizabeth Crafts called Barn Pop Stand; however, I did not want to do a pop up card for this project, so I just used the cut to lay flat on my card (which also works well).  SU Cherry Cobbler, Black and White cardstock was used to die cut all the pieces of the barn. A Tim Holtz background stamp was used to create the weathered wood look for the barn siding on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I was surprised on how much fun and easy it was to assemble this barn.  Almost like building a real barn-LOL!  I love the idea of the barn doors sliding open and closed.  This is where I thought the sentiment would be fun to hide!  The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut apart to fit behind the doors.  Foam tape was applied to mount the main image on the card to add some dimension.

To complete this card, I die cut a wagon wheel and used just the spokes of it to create the fence in the background.  I found the size of the spokes to be about the right size for the fence I was wanting.  I am hoping my dad likes this card as it seems very appropriate for him.
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 942, 055, 723, 761, N25, N35, N75, N95 and N89. Versamark Ink Pad and White & Black Embossing Powder.  SU Basic Gray Ink Pad for stamping barn siding.
Paper - American Crafts-Stitched 6x6 Paper Pad (Clouds), Doodlebug-Goal 6x6 Paper Pad (Grass), SU Black, Cherry Cobbler, Kraft and White Cardstock.  Watercolour paper.
Misc. - Misti Stamping Tool, Zig-Wink of Stella pen-glitter gold, Glossy Accents, Elizabeth Crafts die-Pop It Ups-Barn Pop Stand, Cheery Lynn Designs Die-Wagon Wheel (spokes used to create the fence), Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz-weathered wood background stamp (barn siding), Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
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José said...

Great card; I love Mirabelle cow

ionabunny said...

Mirabelle is so cool. Great card. Hugz

Renae said...

Great card. I really like the code image. Thanks for sharing!

MiamiKel said...

Mooooooooooooove over, this card just stole the show!! My dad was a farmer - with father's day soon upon us, your card just brought back fond memories. Sensational coloring ♥