Thursday, June 25, 2015

Barnyard Hellos

My Favorite Things has been hosting a summer school for design.  I've really been enjoying the lessons, and the homework has been so fun that I decided to a little extra credit.  The most recent lesson is about white space or quiet space.  I decided to do a whole series of cards with Birdie Brown's The Whole Herd stamp set.  I die cut what each animal "says" out of a piece of white cardstock and layered it on top of a piece of cardstock that "matched" each animal.  Then I stamped the animal on top of, next to (or in some cases as part of) the word.  Here's the whole collection:

Don't they look cute together?  I love sets like this.  They all go together, but they each have their own personalities, too.  The sentiments inside are all some version of Just Sayin'---just sayin' hello, just sayin' I love you, just sayin' I miss you, etc. 

I couldn't stop adding baby chicks to this card. LOL.  They are so cute! I want to add them to everything. (But the lesson IS about white space, so I only added 3)

For the horse card, I  was worried that there wouldn't be enough room for the word and the horse, when I realized that the horse looks like an "H."  The horse is paper pieced out of Kraft paper so it will match the background and look more like the letters. 

For the goat card I thought about spelling "AHHHHH," because I think those screaming goat videos are so funny!  (OK--in case you don't know what I'm talking about, some goats sound like they're screaming when they bleat.  It's so bizarre that it's hilarious.  Do yourself a favor and watch this video!)

I think this one is my favorite.  I can't get enough of this sweet cow.  I love it's facial expression. So cute!  My husband think it looks like it's actually moooing. 

And last, but not least, there is this cute little pig.  I paper pieced the pig, too, in an attempt to match the background and make the "oink" look more cohesive. 

I'm also entering this card collection in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is anything goes this week. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Teresa Kline said...

hello Erin! these are super sweet, such fun cards! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by and comment for your chance at winning.....

I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Sue McIsaac said...

These/your cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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