Hey, crafty friends! It’s Heather here today. I have more ‘moo’-velous projects to share with you today from myself and the TE team that are created with the new Farm Fresh Kit. Don’t forget that there are limited quantities of this kit… so if you like what you see, don’t delay and pick one up today! Click below to shop!

Are you ready to start ‘chicken’ out more inspiration?

I created a set of tags featuring the whole herd of critters from the Farm Fresh Kit. Watch the video below to see how I created the chicken tag from start to finish:

In the video, I share how I colored my images using Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. I show you how I created the tag base and then how I put everything together.

Coloring with Copic markers and then adding shading with Prismacolor pencils has become my favorite go to coloring technique lately! I share what Copic markers that I used in the video, but know that you can adapt your coloring and use whatever colors that you have in your collection. Same with the the colored pencils! My colored pencils are a collection that I have been adding to since I was in college and some of my pencil colors are ones that they don’t make anymore. Use what you have in your collection and test out colors on a scrap piece of cardstock to find coordinating darker shades to use for your shading and shadows.

The tags bases are die cut from Toffee cardstock using a Stitched Banner Stacklets die that is stamped with the Gingham Check Background stamp using Sugar Cube ink. The circle reinforcement at the top of the tag is die cut with the Tag Reinforcements die collection and the gingham ribbon is some that I had in my crafty stash.

I attached the barn directly to the tag base, attached the critter body with a foam square to pop it up a bit, and attached the critter head with a wobble spring. Making these critters into bobbleheads just ups the cuteness factor exponentially!

These tags are going to be so fun tied onto gifts! You could also attach the tag to a card base to create a coordinating card.

I have even more ‘moo’ inspiration to share from the TE Creative Team and our special guest designers:

Check out the cute farm scene on this card created by Laurie Willison. Laurie broke out her Copics to do some coloring and then added the barn, fence, and cow to a background that is stenciled with clouds and grass. Her die cut clouds add fun dimension and texture to the sky!

How cute is this card featuring the pig from the Farm Fresh Critters stamp set that Kelly Lunceford created? I love the shiny details that Kelly added to the pig’s ears and nose with Glossy Accents. Kelly stamped the Gingham Check Background with Blueberry ink onto Sugar Cube cardstock and it’s the perfect contrast to the pink pig critter!

Jill Hawkins stenciled a grassy meadow and sky scene with the Set the Scene – Grass stencil strips set, Set the Scene – Clouds stencil strips set, and her Blender Brushes. It’s the perfect background for her ‘neigh’borly thank you card featuring the horse critter. I always love spotting Jill’s signature stitching that she includes on almost every one of her projects!

Jen Shults paired the Woodgrain Background stamp with the Farm Fresh Kit and it’s a perfect match! I love the rustic feel of Jen’s card with the cute cow critter and her details like the Little Bits – Sun & Clouds die cuts in the sky and the burlap twine.

Melody Rupple created the cutest birthday card to give to her favorite ‘chick’! The coloring on the barn, chicken, and fence are on point and I am loving the sparkly sun rays in the background that Melody created with the Here Comes the Sun stencil and Bits & Pieces – White Rhinestones!

Lori Craig colored up this cute cow critter with her Karin Brushmarkers and he’s ready for a birthday party with accessories from the Big Grumpy – Birthday stamp set (don’t worry, I won’t tell Big Grumpy that someone was actually having FUN at a birthday party!)

How cute are these chickens peeking through the frame on this card created by Wanda Guess?? I can’t even handle the chicken legs sticking out at the top and side of the card – so fun! I love the Gingham Check Background stamped in red behind the chickens and fence border with the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

Finally for today is this ‘udder’ly cute birthday card by Mindy Eggen. Mindy stamped the Gingham Check Background onto Cherry Pop cardstock using Chocolate Truffle ink and then die cut a circle opening to create a frame for her cute farm scene with the barn and cow critter. She embossed her sentiment in white and that pops perfectly on the gingham pattern.

That wraps up the inspiration for the Farm Fresh Kit! But, one last thing before I go today…

Taylor is going to be live for “T Time” at 1pm Central on the Taylored Expressions Facebook Page and would love to have you join us! Come connect with us and other fellow fans of TE! Hope to see you there!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and make plans to stop by again soon. If you missed out on out our Somewhere Over the Rainbow Kit that we released a few months ago, you will want to be sure to stop by the TE Blog next Tuesday. See you then! *wink!*

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