Happy Birthday from the Barnyard


Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

I love these animal friends from the Barnyard Babies set.  I’ve tried watercoloring them, but I like the results best when I use Stampin’ Write markers to highlight their features.  Pool Party and Island Indigo are one of my favorite color combinations.

Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

We made this card at my #ImBringingBirthdaysBack class earlier this month, and I made a few extra for my personal use when everyone was finished.  I think the Silver Glimmer paper balloons are the perfect amount of bling.

Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

The Stampin’ Up!  color range includes a number of tonal combinations. I kept the base colors Whisper White and Basic Gray, and experimented with the accent colors.  This is Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride (oh, I miss Crisp Cantaloupe!  Do you think we’ll have a color refresh this year?)

Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

The diagonal stripe comes from the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper stacks.  There’s a lot of bang for the buck in these fat pads of 12 x 12 patterned paper!

Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

Yellow and grey are a very trendy color combination.  I paired So Saffron with Crushed Curry for this Buttercup version of my card.

Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

If you look closely, you’ll see that I used both colors of  marker in this example.  Making a batch of one style of cards leaves lots of room for experimenting!

Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

For this last sample, I used the same Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride combination but used the softer, more subtle Blushing Bride stripe for the DSP background.  This one seems more like a baby card to me as a result.

Maui Stamper Barnyard Babies ImBringingBirthdaysBack

Seriously.  Have you ever seen such a contented cow?

What’s your favorite Stampin’ Up! color combination?  Which of these do you like the best?

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4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday from the Barnyard

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