Hey Rabbit Hole Crafters! Justin here with another project using a set from the latest The Rabbit Hole Designs Release! This Caffeinated- Goat set is so fun, and I’m not “kid”-ding!
For this card, I was inspired by farm life. Pretty simple, right? I felt like this goat is one of the first Caffeinated Critters that you would expect to find on a farm, so I wanted to make this fella right at home.
As always, I started my project with coloring up my goat with alcohol markers and cutting them out. I also wrote a fun little sentiment on their mug, reading “Kiss My Grass”. Get It? Because goats eat… oh never mind!
Next I used oxide inks to blend up a daytime blue sky on a 4″ x 5.25″ white cardstock panel. Once finished, I set it aside.
Because I ink blended the entire sky, I wanted to do something different with the grass. One thing I love to do is use inks on colored cardstock. It’s such a different effect from using solely white cardstock! So I grabbed a piece of grassy green cardstock, and trimmed it down to 4″ x 5.25″ as well, as I want the bottom length to be the same on both panels for when I layer. Next, I used a light tack adhesive to place my Diamond Flower Stencil on top, and ink blended over the stencil with a darker green ink. When I removed the Diamond Flower Stencil, I had a subtle floral pattern on what would soon become my grass! To finish this panel off, I used a grassy border die to give it that grassy top edge at the length I wanted. With my grass done, I set it aside until I needed it next.
I knew that, to give this card the barnyard effect I was going for, I wanted to include a rustic looking wooden fence. I have to be honest, I didn’t even look for any sort of fence die. I just took paper bag colored cardstock and cut it into .5″ wide strips for the vertical posts and .375″ wide strips for the horizontal pieces. I cut all the vertical posts to be the same length, but I could have really skipped this part because a) I was going to tuck the posts under the grass layer to create depth of field and b) if you wanted this farm to look really rustic, different sized posts would totally add to that look!
Next, I needed to do a little bit of figuring out how my elements would be placed for my final result. I took my fence posts and laid them out so they were evenly spaced at the right height. Then, I placed the grass layer on top, as I had planned, to ensure my fence had the proper placement. Once I found out where my fence was going to be, I adhered my fence pieces together so they were 1 unit, and also masked my card to reveal the sections of the fence between the wood slats, as I was going to add some detail there. I took black ink and stamped the Caffeine Molecule included with the Caffeinated- Goat set to make it look like the fence had a chicken wire layer to it as well! I also took some black ink to my blending brush and distressed the edges of my fence to give it some shading. Once the Caffeine Molecule Chicken Wire was dry, I adhered my fence on top, and then applied my grass layer.
I then matted my grass and sky layered panel with an A2-sized cream patterned paper to continue the farmhouse effect. I placed where I wanted my goat, without adhering them yet. Once I knew where I wanted my goat, I was able to find the best spot for my sentiment strip. I took a strip of paper bag cardstock, trimmed it to 4.25″ wide, and matted it with brown paper. I stamped the fun sentiment “Caffeine releases my inner kid” and adhered it towards the top of my card.
I then adhered my goat and wanted to add a few more embellishments. I used a stitched cloud die to get a white cloud, and distressed the edges with a light gray ink and adhered my cloud in the sky. I also used some blue and green TRHD sequins and added those for additional embellishment!
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I hope you’re loving these new Caffeinated Critters as much as I am, and I hope this card sparked some ideas and inspiration for your next caffeinated project!
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