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Happy Spring From The Farm

Oh my goodness, I am In love with this card! It isn't very often that a card that I have been thinking about turns out they way I have hoped it would. I think this one is a keeper.

For this card you will need a 12" x 12" piece of patterned paper, You need to keep in mind when selecting your cardstock that both side of the paper will be seen. I chose a piece of Pesto Spiffy Speckles. Start by scoring the paper at 4 and 8 inches. This will give you 3 equal columns. Rotate the paper 90 degrees and cut it in half. Make a tick mark with a pencil 1 inch down from the upper right corner and a tick mark up from the lower left corner. Cut straight from one tick mark to the other. So you are cutting the 6 x 12 in paper diagonally from one side to the other. Now you are able to fold you card back and forth to create an accordion fold.

I wanted to have a dirt road going across my paper to put my little carrot car and tractor on. I used some low tack tape to give me a guide line so my road would stay straight and pretty much the same width across the paper. I used Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to blend in my dirt road. The I went back with Rustic Wilderness along the sides of the "dirt" to give the illusion of grass growing along the road. I also used the Rustic Wilderness to touch up the edges on the green side of the paper. On the white side of the paper, Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide matched better so I used that to touch up my edges. I wound up using that ink to blend over all of the white paper because I didn't like the way it stood out when the card was folded up.

I cut 4 pieces of the new Little Farm Fence Border and glued it up the diagonal cut of the card on both side. Try to make sure that the bend of the card falls on a fence rail as opposed to a picket to it will fold better. Once I had that glued, I went back with the Mowed Lawn ink and added more around the base of the fence being careful to not get ink on the actual fence.

I cut a piece of Robin's Egg Spiffy Speckles to 4.25" x 5.5". Then I stamped the sentiment the Simply Fall Sentiments on the top of the piece. I used the "Hope You Have A" from that set fairly often. Then I used the Simply Celebrate Spring stamp set to stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the accordion part of the card.

I stamped a lot of images for this card because I had a lot of area to cover. The stamp sets that I used are, Veggie Happy, Carrot 'Bout You, Hay There Hayrides, Hay There Hayrides Mice Add On and Hay There Hayrides Bunny Add On.

The Copic Markers that I used are:

Dark Browns:

E23, E27, E37


YR01, WR07, YR09


G82, YG63, YG67


Y00, Y02, Y08


B000, B21, B23


R20, R22, R24, R29


RV66, RV69


E30, E51


W00, W1, W3 (Mice)

T0, T2, T5, T7

This isn't the quickest card to make but I think it is worth every minute. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and this fun little card. I have a video on You Tube that shows how I cut the paper to create the accordion fold part of the card. It is a little better than I can explain here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic day!!!



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