Oddball Homesteaders


A scene building labor of love…


Recently very dear friends of ours purchased a farm. Everyone it seems is moving! We moved and at least 10 of our friends have too. I feel like I have made lots of New Home cards in the last year. It is so fun to see everyones new digs.

Now if you follow or know me, you know I am not a big “scene builder” card maker. But sometimes you just have to jump in and go for it. I have to admit I knew the scene I wanted to create and it took no less than 7 different dies, several of them retired! I am calling this my Farmer Phil and Ronda card.


This is Farmer Phil, I hope he does not mind I have him grey hair! We actually started calling him Farmer Phil last year after he grew these awesome pumpkins. I gave him traditional colors and a canvas coat.


This is Farmer Ronda, we actually do not call her that……YET! I gave her dirty pink boots, and some sparkly eye shadow. I colored her jumper to match Phil’s canvas coat.


Not having a “new farm” sentiment I went with Congratulations!


Two layers of grass in different colors and textures, along with some dark green rolling hills and a fence completed my scene. The sky is actually some patterned paper I had a scrap of, and I added some clouds to fill in the blank spot.

Copic List:

warning: I used LOTS of markers in this project!

  • Skin: E11, E21, E51
  • Overalls: B97, B95, B93
  • Phil’s Shirt: R59, R46, R35
  • Phil’s Coat & Ronda’s Jumper: E44, E43, E42, E41
  • Eyeballs: N1
  • Shadows: BV20
  • Phil’s Boots: E29, E25, E23, E21
  • Soles on both Boots: E87, E84
  • Phil’s Hat & Bucket Handle: E35, E33, E31, E30
  • Pitchfork: C7, C5, C3
  • Ronda’s Boots & Eyelids: BV20, RV11, R00
  • Ronda’s Hair: E99, YR24, Y21
  • Carrot: YR09, YR07, YR04
  • Beet: R85, R83, R81
  • Leaves: YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Ronda’s Shirt & Trim: RV34, RV32, RV11
  • Skull Brooch: T2, BV20
  • Stockings: RV32. RV11, E43
  • Bucket: W7, W5, W3, W1

Card Details:

  • Card Base of Opaque White 120lb
  • Scene built with layers of grass and hills with a fence, adhered with tape runner
  • Images stamped on Hammermill with Obsidian, colored with a TON of Copic Markers, cut with Scan N Cut, adhered with foam squares
  • Frame cut with retired die from woodgrain paper ( the same as I used for the fence) adhered with sticky strips
  • Sentiment stamped on base paper with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder, adhered with sticky strips
  • Clouds cut from retired die, adhered with foam squares
  • Nuvo glitter gloss added to Ronda’s eyelids

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Nancee56
8 months ago

What a cute card! I’m sure the couple receiving it will love it! Thanks for sharing!