Friday, June 28, 2024

Trick or Treat with Mama Elephant

Hello crafty friends! Davina here, with a spooky cute pink Halloween card I made using the new Mama Elephant June release. I love that some not so spooky fall items were released so early in the year since Halloween cards are my favorite to make.

I wanted to make a neighborhood scene with ghost trick or treaters so I went into my stamp stash and pulled out the Little Agenda House set. I also stamped the ghosts, candy, and stars from the new Big Boo stamps, and the witchy ghost from Deliver Fall Fun. I colored the images using shades of pink, orange and charcoal then cut out with the coordinating dies. I felt like the houses needed a little Halloween decor which I found on the Little Witch Agenda stamp set. The teeny kitties and pumpkins were perfect. 

For the card base I die cut the Comic Cover Basics  cover plate from bristle smooth card stock and a dark charcoal textured card stock. I ink blended the white card in shades of pink, orange and black then gave a little splattering of black and iridescent ink. Then i cut some grassy layers from the remnants of the charcoal card stock and inked them even darker. I arranged the little scenes in the openings and mounted the heat embossed sentiments centered on top. The selection of Halloween sentiments from the new Be Scary sentiments are amazing as usual and never disappoint. 

I finished this card off with lots of tiny sparkly stars and some spiderwebbed pink patterned paper. I really love making pink Halloween cards and hope you enjoy this one. Thank you for stopping by, Davina  

Friday, June 14, 2024

The Greeting Farm June Blog Hop

The June 2024 New Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. This month we introduced 3 new stamp sets. Our first set called GONE GLAMPING features the cutest bunny and fox enjoying the scenic outdoors with an awesome camping set up. Next, we have CHEEKY ALOHA with two Hawaiian girls ready to sing and dance the night away. Lastly, we have Anya and Ian diving into summer in their inner tubes with POOLSIDE VIBES.

Today I’m sharing a sunny water scene using the new Poolside Vibes stamp set. I created a multi wave water layer and adhered it over an inky sun filled sky. I used the adorable floaty Ian with his water gun, and created a custom die cut sentiment. I love how you can make a pool or beach scene with this set.

To celebrate this release we are having a short BLOG HOP! One lucky fan will take home the entire release!! You have until June 18th, 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog. Then head back to The Greeting Farm Blog to let us know you completed the hop. **Remember to qualify for the prize you MUST leave a comment on each Designer's Blog AND The Greeting Farm Blog letting us know you completed the hop.

NOTE: Comments on The Greeting Farm Blog are admin approved so it may take a day for your comment to be visible. Please only comment once, and use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Do not pick the Anonymous option (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). We will announce the random winner later in the week on the Blog and in our Facebook Group: The Greeting Farm Fan Page.

TGF Design Team:

This is a short hop and definitely worth playing along! If you want to grab your favorites now, you can purchase the new stamps HERE. We will have more cards featuring the New Release from our Design Team Leaders starting on the 17th so be sure to stop by The Greeting Farm Blog to see more inspiration.

Happy Hopping!

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh Sneak Peek Outer Space

Hello crafty friends! Davina here with some “out of this world”, sneak peeks, featuring the June Pretty Pink Posh release. This playful release is full of imaginative play themed sets like construction, first responders, and space. I made a pair of cards that feature some of the space theme products and hope that you are as excited as I was. 

Both cards were created using the Outer Space stamp sets with the coordinating dies, and they are both shaker cards, using the new Shaker Beads mix called Beach Day. I felt like this color combo would be perfect for my space scenes and love the fiery gold and orange with the shades of blue. 

For the first card, I started by die cutting my background using the Pierced Star Plate from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I inkblended my panel with a blue gradient starting with a light aqua and finishing with a dark teal around the edges. After splattering with several inks, including gold, I put it aside to dry while i worked on the other components. 

I made the shaker element using the new Planet Shaker Die Set. I inkblended the center using the warm colors, and cut the ring from holographic cardstock. I filled the shaker about 1/3 of the way full for maximum effect. Next, I stamped and colored my images using copic markers and added white highlights and some glittery Wink of Stella accents. I backed my star panel with some starry patterned papers I had in my craft stash, and assembled the cards with the shaker in the center. I finished the card off with a sentiment from the stamps set, on a bold white banner. 

I loved the results so much I decided to make a second version of the card but with the new Rocket Shaker Die Set, and the other images from the Outer Space stamp set. I backed this card in a dark navy blue version of the same patterned paper and used the larger more decorative sentiment from the set. I think the reflective holographic paper was absolutely the way to go with these shaker die sets, as the colors pick up so much from the copic colored images, and really bring the scenes to life. 

I hope you like this pair of cards as much as I do, and are inspired to stock up on the new release for these “out of this world” collection of products! Thank you for stopping by, Davina