Behind the Barn Door
At first glance, you may think the Barn Door Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog is just a door with a few decorations and sayings. But there is much more you can do with it besides simply slide it back and forth.
I’m loving the gatefold option. I chose to create a gatefold card here, but you can also make the doors open like a gate as well.
I stamped the door four times on Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, then colored parts with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends for a rustic look on two of the doors. I meant to emboss the “barn” with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, but totally forgot in my excitement to put the card together.
Since the Stampin’ Blends Markers do tend to bleed through paper, I added the remaining two doors to the backs of the doors on the front of the card. I decided to keep these uncolored, but I did sponge a bit of Crumb Cake ink over them to rustic them up.
Even though I grew up on a farm, I will admit I didn’t spend a huge amount of time in the barn. But I do remember that the inside usually wasn’t painted like the outside. Maybe because it would just be really dirty in a couple of days with all the straw, hay, and animal, ummm, “dust.” Of maybe it was painted and I just didn’t pay attention. Honestly, after I turned about 15 I never went back to the barn. We had horses for a time, and my job was to clean out the stalls – shoveling the dirty straw out with a pitchfork and adding clean straw after. I didn’t mind, although I always wondered why the horses didn’t just go outside to do what they had to do. Why did they go in their beds? Weird. Anyway, the last day I was in the barn, I saw a rat. Mostly I just saw its tail, but I droped the pitchfork and ran to the house. My awesome dad, who knew of my disdain (ok, fear) of all things rodent let me trade with my younger brother for a “non-barn” job.
Back to the card…After I glued the doors together at the “hinges,” I scored along the outer edges so the doors would open. Then I stamped the truck image from Country Livin’ on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and colored with more Stampin’ Blends. I used a lot of the Color Lifter so the truck would look like it was old and had been in the sun more than it had been in the barn.
I cut the truck layer to fit behind the doors, then glued the edges of the doors to the edges of the image layer. Easy enough. Then it all went on the Cherry Cobbler layer. (The second it was adhered, I remembered to emboss. Oops.) To make it even more rustic, I added everything to a Crumb Cake card base.
Of course, there are framelits that go with this stamp set, and if you bundle them together, you’ll save 10%. Since I was simply cutting doors, I just used Paper Snips, but if you’re stamping a lot of smaller pieces (or even multiple doors), you’ll want the framelits as well as the stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
I love your rustic barn doors, Buffy! This card is ingenious – great job. 🙂
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Thanks, Deborah! I’m loving the Blends!!
What a great card Buffy. I love that you can see the barn doors from both the front, and the open card. Lovely!!
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