Make it Monday: Happy Sheep!

Hello friends! We were meant to be visiting family in Yeoval last week, but are here this week instead. 🙂 Where’s Yoeval, you might ask? It’s on the crossroads between Dubbo, Wellington and Parkes in NSW and, among many other things, the region produces fine wool and fat lambs making this the perfect card! 

Sadly, the Counting Sheep stamp set is retired but happily, this New Horizons paper is still available 🙂

The tranquil watercolour imagery makes a beautiful background for this card design and you can see how I trimmed the paper. One piece of 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper has given me 2 card fronts measuring 4 3/4″ x 3″ (12 x 7.6 cm):

This Basic Gray ink is dark enough for the sheep so I’m glad I didn’t choose black instead:

I stamped onto scrap pieces of white cardstock and cut the sheep out using the coordinating dies. I’m not the greatest fan of fussy cutting (as you probably know!) so I love the dies 🙂 :

To achieve a grassy look, I embossed the Old Olive green panel with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder (retired):

And the fences were die-cut from Mossy Meadow using a die from the Hey Birthday Chick set (retired). I adhered 2 fence pieces together to make one slightly thicker piece of fence:

Such happy sheep; they make me smile! 

MEANWHILE … the last remaining relative in the generation above me, my lovely Aunt in America (my father’s only sibling), passed away 2 weeks ago at 94 years of age. I corresponded via email with her from 2010 on as I researched our family history and was amazed at her strong memories, detailed knowledge, and thoughtful interactions with what I was writing. I’m so glad she got to read this: 

Thanks so much for spending time with me today and I hope you have a wonderful week! Megan xo

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