Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Funny Farm Gang...

Hi folks, I'm back to share a collection of notecards I made using all 8 characters from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Funny Farm inspired by the super cute cards Richele Christensen made for the Stampers Anonymous Booth at Creativation and Tim's Holiday Hacks. Clean, simple and easy to make, was what I had in mind, you don't want to go down the complicated road when you're making batches and I also wanted to use neutral colours so that they sat together nicely as a set, just like the ones you see in those high end gift shops that cost a fortune.

I die cut the panels from Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Deckle Thinlits and then scored, folded and trimmed Kraft card to create cards slightly larger than the card panels.
I inked the Brushstroke stamp with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink, spritzed with water and stamped on to the panels.
I stamped each of the images from Funny Farm with Black Soot Archival.
and added stitching using the Stitches stamp set
I matted the panels on to the Kraft card and to add a pop of colour I die cut hearts using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Heartfelt Bigz die and coloured them with Festive Berries Distress Marker.
I'll be gifting this cute collection to a friend so it was time to make a box to put them in. I die cut another Stacked Deckle panel for the front of my box, stamped the Brushstrokes as before and 3 of the Funny Farm Images with Black Soot Archival, masking off the sentiments on the bottom of the stamps with washi tape.
I coloured Crinkle Ribbon with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain
and fixed the ribbon and panel on the lid of the box
leaving the ribbon loose at the edges to tie in a bow and added a left over heart.

I'll be back later with the second blog post of the day to share cards made with Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit, until then, have fun with whatever you are creating.
Hugs Kath xxx

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Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Just so darn cute... Pinned these happy makes.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Just so darn cute... Pinned these happy makes.

Glennis F said...


Crafting Queen said...

Kath I love these!!!! Hope you and Buddy are keeping nice and warm.

Janette said...

You are a marvel, these are just fabulous box and all, love the pop of red, can't beat it...enjoy your day kath, we have snow at last...for how long who knows, i suppose the shops will be out of bread by nightfall....haha..xx

Debbie said...

these cards are so beautiful in their simplicity - stunning gift

Redanne said...

Kath, I just love how you used these wonderful stamps, they are definitely going to make your friend smile. Love them all! Hugs, Anne xx