Chances are you grew up with the tale of Peter Rabbit, the naughty bunny who ignored his mother’s warning to stay out of Mr. McGregor’s garden. I’m a fan.
I’m also a fan of the comfy, cozy and full of charm farmhouse decorating style. I have a super cute card to share that combines both of these favorites. With just the Well Written happy, this hand-made notecard will suite your obligation, occasion or opportunity to connect with friends and family. Meaning: you can use it for a thank you, birthday or “hey, what’s up?” snail mail hand-written note.
Creating the farmhouse style is easy. Of course, the star of the card is the sweet rabbit from Fable Friends, a 9-piece Cling stamp set. I stamped using Smokey Slate on smooth Whisper White and colored using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.
Next, is the Buffalo Check background stamp. I stamped Whisper White cardstock twice in neutral Basic Gray using the Stamparatus to get a perfect inking. The soft gray neutral keeps the background pattern softly in the background. That’s what I love about stamping your own background — you have total creative control. For a slightly different look, I also created this card design using Balmy Blue to match the rabbit’s little jacket. Both work perfectly.
Farmhouse style thrives with the small details. Take the peek of Wood Texture 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper behind the Basic Black frame. Greenery stamped in Soft Seafoam using the simple blades from the Sale-a-Bration Home to Roost accessorize the layers and frame the rabbit. Both the small peek behind the Polaroid-style frame and the lattice were cropped using the now-unavailable Rose Trellis Thinlits. No worries. A soft doily or other thinlit clipping could easily sub for the lattice. A Linen Thread bow adds more texture wrapped around the photo backdrop. Finally, one soft flower from Climbing Roses adds another dose of nature.
Can you see the canvas texture of the rabbit snapshot? I texturized the paper using the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. First pass, I placed the stamped and watercolored image vertically. For the second pass, I rotated the image 90 degrees. The result is “canvas” texture for the “watercolor artwork.”
Having the basic supplies of stamps, paper and ink with some special accents makes the farmhouse design with the naughty little rabbit work as a perfect Multi- Occasion card. Here’s one last peek.