It's July already! I can hardly believe how fast the summer is flying by. It's the first of the month and that means it's time for a Papertrey Ink Sr Team challenge. Each month we revisit an older set and bring you some fresh inspiration. This month the team is focusing on the On the Farm set and coordinating dies...
Nichole challenged us to find a couple of inspiration pieces to base our projects on today. I found two images and they both played a role in my projects today.
First up are these cute pillows...I was drawn to the way the silhouettes look like the animals and the ground beneath them are all one piece and I wanted to try something similar using the On the Farm dies.
Here's my second piece of inspiration. I am in love with this advertising campaign...the designer did an amazing job...I want to go to this place!
I was especially inspired by the business cards...the way the clouds are done along the top edge and again, I wanted to try and mimic the look with some dies.
So here are the projects that resulted from this inspiration! The first is a fun hello card with a country twist. I used the diecut silhouette idea from the pillows and positioned my cutting plates so that the feet on the chicken/rooster wouldn't cut, leaving the attached to the cardstock strip.
I stamped the rustic background square using Classic Kraft ink and stamped the "howdy" sentiment using Pure Poppy. The font used in the ad campaign inspired me to pull out my Headline Alphabet stamps and add the word "friend".
My second card is my favorite for today. I stamped the sunrise/hill image from the On the Farm set using Fine Linen ink, then pulled out my Cloud die and used it to emboss several clouds in the sky. I then used the die with my cutting plates positioned so that it would cut just the top edge of a few of them, creating a look similar to that on the business card from the ad campaign.
I stamped the barn in Pure Poppy and added "fresh" using the Headline Alphabet set. I matted everything with a Stitched Rectangle diecut. I added some touches of Soft Stone cardstock as well, which I'm really liking...I think the gray with the red and cream gives it a more updated, fresh feel.
To see more fresh inspiration using On the Farm, be sure to visit my fellow Design Team members' blogs...