Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I had so much fun creating today’s card. It’s a mix of Mike’s and my backgrounds.
I was raised on a farm, for those of you who are new. We raised apples, peaches, and polled Hereford cattle (that means we bred out the horns). Mike…wasn’t. He was a “city kid,” although Winchester isn’t really a city. At least not a big city.
My mom was usually home all day. If she wasn’t, we had grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older cousins to watch over us. And lots of nosy neighbors who didn’t have a problem gossiping about what we did. Not to our parents, of course, but to other neighbors. But Mom and Dad found out eventually.
We listened to mostly Classical music. (My older brother, aka, “the rebel” – although he has grown into a wonderful man. An old man, actually… – listened to rock music. But not me. I loved Classical music.)
Mike’s parents worked full time (and different shifts), so he was on his own a lot of the time, as were many kids of our generation. Mike grew up listening to and playing heavy metal and acid rock. I didn’t even know what that was until we were married. Jimi Hendrix? Never heard of him until I met Mike and he started singing Wild Thing to me. And, of course, Purple Haze.
So here’s my Purple Haze Farm Card.
The purple cow idea is from Kars Kraft Designs. I loved it – because didn’t we used to have a grape mix for milk? I never drank it, but I think we had a grape milk additive once upon a time. And, of course, purple cows are cool.
Because I colored the cow with Stampin’ Blends, I used more layers than you’d need if you used Aqua Painters or Blender Pens with classic ink or Stampin’ Write Markers. I wanted to make this card easy for me, so here are my measurements.
First – I created a card base from 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Whisper White Cardstock. Then I created another card that was 5-1/4″ x 6-1/2″, and scored it at 2-1/2″. I embossed the front of the mini card with the Pinewood Planks 3-D Embossing folder.
Next, I punched a 2-1/4″ circle from the front of the embossed side of the mini card. From a piece of Highland Heather Cardstock, I punched a 2-1/4″ circle, then punched a 2-1/2″ circle around it. I placed this over the punch in the embossed Whisper White layer, then trimmed to fit.
I stamped the dreamy cow image inside the mini card using a Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad. Then I colored the cow using Highland Heather, Petal Pink, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I created a circle wash around the cow with Purple Posy Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. Yes, I’m a rebel, just like my brother. I have the Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad because I attended OnStage in April. We were able to order it before anyone knew there were “issues.” (My pad doesn’t have issues. It’s gorgeous. And I’m tired of it sitting there drying up and being sad, so I had to use it.)
Next, I added grass using Pear Pizzazz Ink, and the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. The final step was to add the mini card to the Whisper White card base.
So there’s my Purple Haze card, and my tribute to rock music. True confession – since I met Mike, I’ve found a love for rock and “Symphonic Metal” music. And it’s best played at louder decibels. The man has totally converted me, although I still love classical!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!