Happy Thursday Honey Bee friends! Today I have a card using the adorable Barn Scene Builder Honey Cuts that I’ve decorated for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday here in the states! This set is so fun, especially when you add in some of the elements from the Way To Goat set!
The Barn Scene Builder set makes a stand alone barn-shaped card. However, I wanted more space for my scene, so I added it to a 6″ square card base. I created this card base by cutting two pieces of white card stock: one 6″ x 6″ and another 6″ x 6-¼” (score this one at ¼”). Adhere the 6″ x 6″ piece to the tab. On the card front I used the cloud stencil from the Outdoor Scene Builder stencil set and blended on some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink with a Background Blender Brush. I used the Grass Border Honey Cut to create a mask and blended on Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. It turned out that the grassy edge barely shows! Haha!
My next step was to build the adorable windmill. I die cut the blades and five of the circle pieces from silver card stock. Stack and adhere the circle pieces and then adhere the blades to the circle. The other portions are die cut from Woodgrain card stock. I blended some Distress Oxides to color and shade this piece. I wanted the windmill blades to rotate, so I punched holes with the pokey tool, officially called a Die Release Tool, in the center of the blades and windmill base. See this next photo for a visual explanation. I used a tiny brad to connect the pieces.
Next I die cut the barn pieces from some patterned paper in the Home Essentials 6×6 paper pad. I die cut the door frames, window and window box from Woodgrain card stock. I used a Blender Brush to add some Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Ink to color and shade these. I offset the barn on the card base, adhered it, and then trimmed off the extra. Next adhere the doors, window and roof.
I stamped the flowers and critters from the Way to Goat set, along with the banners from the Farmhouse Add-on set, in Copic safe ink. I colored them with Copic markers and die cut them with the coordinating Way To Goat Honey Cuts and Farmhouse Add-on Honey Cuts. The sentiment is from the new United We Stand set and I stamped it in black ink and die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cut. I die cut two more of the sentiment dies from white card stock and colored them with a blue and red Copic marker. I adhered these together, slightly offset, with the stamped sentiment layer and popped it up with foam tape.
I sure hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and that you’ll be inspired to give this fun set a try! I’d love to see how you build your barn! Thanks so much for stopping by!