When I saw the Barn Door card in person at OnStage Live this fall, I knew I had to have the bundle. I have never been a fan of slider cards, but this one was different. It was a barn door! How could this old farm girl possibly resist a barn door slider card! The concept was just too cute. I am always in need of friendship cards, so I decided to try my hand at creating my own Barn Door Slider Card. Enjoy!
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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
The first thing I did before I created today’s card was to watch this video from Stampin’ Up! It is chock full of helpful hints!
After creating the slots, I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to simulate the look of barn wood. The track, brackets and handle were die cut from Basic Gray cardstock, and the door was stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink.
The wreath was stamped three times: Once in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock, and twice in Berry Burst on Whisper White cardstock. I then die cut the Old Olive wreath, the three flowers as a group, and one large flower. I accented the wreath with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and a single pearl.
The sentiment, from the Charming Cafe stamp set, was stamped in Basic Gray. Isn’t this such a wonderful sentiment? Three Berry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots were used to accent it. Because of their flat shape, they do not hamper the sliding of the door.
Behind the door, a flower from the Graceful Garden set was colored using Blender Pens and Berry Burst ink for the petals, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends for the leaves. Clear Epoxy raindrops drip from the petals and leaves. In retrospect, I wish I would have colored the rose yellow to represent friendship. However, Berry Burst is such a yummy color. It is so hard for me to resist using it!
I really love the way this card looks when the door is closed over the flower and the sentiment is exposed. And I love the surprise when the door is slid open!
Speaking of surprises when the door is open, I have to share with you a tale from my youth. One of our barns at home on the farm had a sliding door. Now this was back in the day when curly perms were all the rage. My adorable mother had a curly perm which was poofed up to the high heavens. I’ll never get the day when she slid the door open and a mouse dropped from the track right into her poofy hair. As she marched into the barn, she retrieved the wee beastie from her tresses, let it go, and continued on her merry way, as if it happened every day! As for me – from that day forward, I was always very, very careful when I entered that barn…
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Won’t you let me know in your comment? If would like to try your hand at creating your own Barn Door Slider card, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Be sure to use this month’s Host Code. Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. And don’t forget – a $50 order before tax and shipping will also earn you a Sale-A-Bration reward! If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.
Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…
That is such a cute card with the door that really slides! Love it!!!
Love the card ! Now if that was a little field mouse OK thats doable but here is Cypress Texas I have seen rats that are eating much too well. They were in the attic and literally my cats were scared and so was I. More to this story later. Also, if that had been a reptile species or spider species I wonder if she would have had the same reaction. Not me I think I would have had a heart attack!! Not to mention the sleepless nights!!
Beautiful! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love the feminine barn and your special touches.
Your mother sure was a trooper. I would not have reacted as well.
What a great card. Another successful one. Love your barn story.
Beautifully done Ann. Waiting for mine to come. Love your idea for the background folder.
I LOVE your sweet barn door card;-) It makes me really want that bundle – shame on you!!!! But then I allow all kinds of enablers when it comes to SU products. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us;-)
Such a sweet card and a sweet barn door story to go along with it! Sounds like your mom was an amazing lady!
I love the pretty blossom when you slide the door. Beautiful sample to highlight this bundle!
WOWZERS! Love your card along with that cool stamp / die set. ( I gotta put that set on my wish list, along with a new catalog )
Had to give a grin about your mother and the mouse.
Growing up on a farm in Iowa; Something similar happened to me when I went to shut the barn doors when a bat flew out from behind. Talk about a little girl screaming; I think they heard me in the next county :}