Farmhouse style… It’s a warm mix of form and function, sturdy materials like wood, brick and metal, age-worn finishes, simple shapes, garden foliage finds, organic, natural materials and layered textiles for the home. It’s Bobbi Lemanski here and I’m sharing cards that bring this on-trend, rustic lived-in, interior style to greetings for the holidays.
I used the following Honey Bee Stamps products to make these two 5″ X 7″ cards:
- –Season to Sparkle stamp and die sets
- –Winter Bouquet Honey Cuts die set
- –Log Cabin 6″ X 6″ paper pad
- –Salvaged Brick Background Stencil
- –Christ is Born stamp set for the “Merry Christmas” phrase, only
- –Silent Night stamp set for the red bird, only
- –Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock
- –Holiday Traditions Gem Stickers
Just a quick note…For both cards, I started by splattering three shades of green cardstock with white ink to make the “snow-dusted” greenery. Once dry, I was able to die cut all of the foliage before starting the cards. To save time, I die cut three leaves at a time using the two pine and one leafy dies. I die cut all the leaves and then constructed the cards. Interestingly, the only thing that required any coloring is the little red bird in my first card. If you are not one who likes to color, these cards are for you!
Season to Sparkle Wood Sign
My first farmhouse-inspired card features a warm-white, rustic brick and organic birch tree background along with snow dusted evergreen boughs, a rustic wood sign, and a fabric gingham bow.
To make this card, I used a piece of the birch tree pattern paper for the background of the card front. I cut the paper in half and added a strip of white embossed salvaged brick on warm gray cardstock to the card front using my favorite stencil. This allowed my 6″ X 6″ pattern paper to cover the 7″ tall card I was making. Next, I stamped the Season to Sparkle phrase on the rustic wood pattern paper and die cut the design. I also die cut the shape out of 4 mm black craft foam and adhered it to the back of the pattern paper, slightly offsetting the foam to allow some black to show on one side, like a shadow. The small red bird was added to the sign as well as a few rhinestones. Next, some evergreen boughs were tucked in behind the sign to embellish as well as a few gem stickers in crystal and red were added for some sparkle. A black and white gingham bow completes my first look.
White Christmas Foliage Wreath
My second farmhouse-inspired card offers simple, white, shiplap planks with aged, bronze, metal nail heads and a rustic, white brick for the background accompanied by a variegated, leafy wreath with red berries and a textile bow.
To make the wreath card, I started by adhering 1-1/4″ X 5″ strips of white cardstock to a warm gray card base to mimic shiplap. I stamped the Season to Sparkle phrase on an embossed salvaged brick circle and adhered it to the shiplap strips. Next, I traced a larger circle around the phrase using a pencil. This circle helped me keep a circular shape while gluing down each leafy green to form the wreath. Cranberry Stickles were used for the red, sparkly berries on the wreath. I also added bronze nail heads to the corners of each shiplap plank using Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Metallic Bronze. A gingham bow was added as well as an embossed phrase on a black cardstock strip to the card front.
Thanks for visiting today! I hope my cards inspire you to try a farmhouse-styled card design. For more farmhouse rustic inspiration, head to any home department store like a Target Store, interior design blogs, HGTV shows and/or Pinterest and look/search for “farmhouse rustic.” It’s everywhere. 🙂 Have a great day!