To start I die-cut all the elements of the barn using colored cardstocks. Then I added a little shading by blending distress oxide inks over the edges! I used Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, and Ground Espresso on the barn; Pumice Stone on the white trim; Black Soot on the Windmill (along with a matte silver cardstock for the blades); Tea Dye, Scattered Straw, and Mustard Seed on the bales of hay; and Frayed Burlap on the fence. Then I adhered the barn together using a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape and tied a little twine around each bale of hay.
Then I created my background by blending Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink onto the bottom of a piece of strathmore bristol cardstock. Next I placed the cloud stencil from the Outdoor Scene Builder stencil set on my panel and blended the cloudy sky using Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Salty Ocean distress oxide inks. I let the ink dry and then built my scene by adding all the different die-cut elements with a mixture of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape. Finally I added the sentiment ad the copic-colored chicks from Way to Goat to finish the card and my cheerful scene!
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