Hi there! Annie here today with a fun and pretty way to send a country hello. As the days get longer this time of the year, one of my family’s favorite things to do is take a ride in the country after dinner. There’s one particular route we enjoy that travels past tons of open farmland, and on that route is a one-lane bridge that doglegs over a tiny brook surrounded by blue wildflowers.
For the longest time, there were a couple of old stone houses around the brook that had been abandoned and crumbled a bit over the years, but last year a new family began to fix one up while building a beautiful natural wood barn on the open field across from it. Inspired by one of my recent sunset rides, I crafted this country scene card using lots of gorgeous Rubbernecker stamps and dies.
FLORAL STAMPED IMAGE
- Stamp the Blue Bells image onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock using a waterproof black ink.
- Color the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a waterbrush. Here I’ve used the Cornflour Blue, English Lavender, Deep Green, Yellow Green, and Yellow pens.
- Fussy-cut the image out using detail scissors, leaving a thin white border.
- Trim a piece of light grey cardstock to 4.125″ x 5.375″.
- Lay the Wood Fence Background Stamp face up on your work surface, apply Chill Ink (Color Fuse Set #12) to it, and press the grey cardstock panel on top, running your fingers over the entire stamp to transfer the image evenly.
- Die cut the center out of the panel using the second largest die in the Nested Scallop With Holes Die Set.
COUNTRY SCENE DIE CUTS
- Die cut white and green cardstock using the Picket Fence and Tabbed Grass dies, respectively.
- Die cut wood veneer sheets with the Barn Die. If you don’t have wood veneer paper, a light brown or tan cardstock will work too.
- Apply Mocha Ink (Color Fuse Ink Set #3) to the edges of the barn die cut as well as the detail layers with a foam blending tool. Adhere the roof, window, and doors to the barn using strong liquid glue.
INK BLENDED SUNSET BACKGROUND
- Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ and score it down the center to form a top-folding A2-sized card base.
- Mask off the edges of the card front with masking paper or Post-It tape. The masked area doesn’t have to be perfectly even…just make sure the unmasked area is at least a little bit larger than the window cut into the wood fence background a few steps ago.
- Lightly blend Odyssey, Sky, Lilac, and Rose Inks over the unmasked area with a blending brush. Peel away the masking paper/tape to reveal a beautiful sunset background!
- Trim the die cuts so that they will fill the scene, but fit behind the frame without showing.
- Adhere the barn directly to the card front with tape runner.
- Adhere the grass die cut to the front of the picket fence with liquid glue.
- Pop the fence up on top of the scene using foam adhesive.
- Stamp the hello sentiment from the Kittie Says Phrases #1 Stamp Set onto the woodgrain frame with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
- Pop the frame up on top of the country scene using a double layer of foam adhesive.
- Adhere the colored Blue Bells image to the left side of the frame using foam adhesive.
I hope you enjoyed this fun country scene card and thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out Rubbernecker Stamps on Instagram or visit their Facebook Fan Group for tons of inspiration!