She Thinks My Tractors Sexy – Tutorial #567

Hello There,

Check it out, I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! set Harvest Blessings to create this farm scene.   In this tutorial I will show you how to put a field in and create a very dramatic sky.  I hope you enjoy the scene and give this project a try.  🙂

If you’re not a country music fan than you probably don’t get the title to this post.   It’s a song title from one of Kenny Chesney’s songs.  Gotta love country music!


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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Harvest Blessings (item number 126452) and the new Sale-a-bration set Pretty Petites (available starting tomorrow, January 22, 2013, item number 129642)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black and Gumball Green

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponges, Brayer, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Lucky Limeade and Sahara Sand markers, Curly Label Punch, Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label Punch (available starting tomorrow, January 22, 2013)


Started with a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and tore a post it note and masked to create the foreground ground area.

Sponged Cajun Craze ink in the unmasked area at the bottom of the card stock.

Used a straight edge post it note and sponged Early Espresso ink at the edge of it to create the field lines.


Sponged Early Espresso ink at the edge of the post it note to darken the top of the field.

Removed the mask and added a tore new one to create the field in the distance.  Sponged Cajun Craze ink in very lightly.


Added faint Early Espresso lines in the distant field with a Sponge and additional post it note.

Stamped the Tractor from the Harvest Blessings stamp set using Basic Black ink.

Colored the tracker using Lucky Limeade and Sahara Sand markers.

Added Basic Black marker to the tires.

Added Gumball Green marker to the trackers shadow areas.

Brayered Daffodil Delight ink in the sky area.

Brayered More Mustard ink in the sky area not covering the Daffodil Delight ink entirely.

Brayered Cajun Craze ink in at the top of the card stock.

Smeared Sahara Sand ink directly on the card stock using the edge of the ink pad in the sky area from both the left and right sides.

Added a 2 Basic Black and 1 Gumball Green card stock panels.   Also added a Curly Label punched from Basic Black card stock and then stamped my sentiment with Cajun Craze and punched it out using the petite curly label punch.    Added the sentiment punches using Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up.

Added Gold brads in the corners of the main image panel and a Whisper White card base.

Here is the finished card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.

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18 responses to “She Thinks My Tractors Sexy – Tutorial #567

  1. You really created a great field for the tractor to be stamped. Brings back memories of growing up on the farm. 🙂

    • Hi Vicky, I’m a farm girl at heart born and raised in the city. I live in a rural town now and have great respect for farmers.
      Glad you enjoyed the card. Hugs

  2. Oh my goodness! This is a sexy tracker 🙂 Simply gorgeous card!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, Michelle!!!!! This is amazing, your sponging abilities make me “Lucky Limeade” or maybe even “Gumball Green” with envy, LOL!! The way you created the plowed fields is just fantastic, your sunset sky and the entire composition of this card is simply gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial, I will give this a try.

  4. As usual. . . .FAB! You never cease to amaze me and yes. . . Country Music. . . rock on!
    Love, love, love the tractor.

  5. You are my Nr. 1 !!! I would be a farmer with sexy John Deer and painthorses
    Love and hugs
    Heike from Tirol / Austria

  6. Love it! And now that song is stuck in my head LOVE Kenny Chesney! 😉 Love your art! Keep ’em coming! 🙂

  7. Love the card–thanks for sharing your talent with us! I enjoy all your posts. Also wanted to say I think it should be spelled “tractor.”

  8. Michelle –

    Love, love, LOVE this! You really outdid yourself with this one. That looks so real! I love the dirt in the fields. You really captured it.

    And I definitely now have that song stuck in my head…lol!



  9. Oh I truly love this tractor card it is really great. We use to have a farm and this really reminds me of the good ole day. I wish I could have them back again. Thanks so very much for all of the idea you share with us.

  10. Thanks so much for this card it is awesome. I grew up on a farm and now live on a farm a mile down the road 🙂 I had to have this set right away. So I will defintitely be CASING this. Now if only you could give a tutorial on how you get the color darker in the center with the brayer. I usually get lines and unfortunately I don’t think I will ever be able to make it to a class 🙁

  11. Michelle Zindorf

    Thanks ladies, as always, I appreciate the pat on the back. Stay warm and safe. Hugs!

  12. WOW, those fields are so realistic. You never cease to amaze!

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