The Christmas Barn Stamp Set is not just for Christmas! For today’s card I paired the barn from this set with the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and Grove Dies to create this summer themed card. The Christmas Barn Stamp Set will be available for ordering on July 1…so very soon! The barn from the Christmas Barn Stamp Set makes a perfect backdrop for the Grassy Grove frame making this a flexible stamp set suitable for more than one season. I can picture this barn surrounded by fall colored trees as another option!
I started with a Basic White panel and stamped the barn in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the barn, surrounding lawn and the sky. For the barn I used a combination of Cherry Cobler and Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends, then came back in with a black Stampin’ Write marker to darken the window openings and give definition to the doors. I used a combination of Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends for the sky. The barn panel was cut slightly smaller than the die cut frame from the Grove Dies and adhered to the Grove frame.
For coloring the Grove frame, I used every green Stampin’ Blend that I own! The trees on the frame were colored with Stampin’ Blends in Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, and Soft Succulent. To color the trees, I started with a base of Parakeet Party and came back in with the darker greens and dotted the colors across the trees, making the leaves of the trees darker towards the center of the frame where shadows would fall. The tree trunks were colored using light and dark shades of Crumb Cake. The grove scene was matted on Basic Black cardstock then adhered to the front of the card.
The Bough Punch was used to cut several flowers and leaves to create a small bouquet that adorns the lower left of the card front, and I added a bow in Parakeet Party and a small sentiment label in Garden Green. Several pine trees and a portion of the fence were stamped on the cards inside panel, as well as the envelope front and envelope flap.
I wanted to illustrate how to use a “seasonal” stamp set for a card that would be suitable for another season…mission accomplished!
You can click on the image below for a tutorial on how to make this card.