Like yesterday's Sock Monkey card, these are images that I received - I don't actually have this retired set (too bad too, because it's going for upwards of $50 on eBay!). I've had these images for ages and this is the first time I've pulled them out (reminds me of some stamp sets I know... LOL!).
I made the background for the card by "painting" on whisper white cardstock with the edge of my real red ink pad. I made some vertical lines with the edge of the pad, then dragged the whole pad down the front. I was going for a barn board look. I'm not sure if I was totally successful or not, but it's close enough.
As I was coloring and cutting these images, it occurred to me that my farmer was almost as tall as my barn, which is sooo not cool! I cut him out and stuck him on with dimensionals a little farther down on the card to make them seem a little more proportional. Looking at it now, it kind of looks like he's sitting on the edge of the paper just chillin' out. It totally wasn't my intention, but it's kind of cute that way! I just wanted a plain notecard, so I didn't add any sentiments to it, and just wrote my message inside. In hindsight I wish I'd added a "Many Thanks" above the ribbon, but it's already in the envie so it's too late for regrets!
So what do you think? I'd love to hear your opinion!
Stamps: On the Farm (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Other: Copic Markers, Black Grosgrain Ribbon