Hi, there’s a lot to love in the new Occasions catalogue and I feel like I’m saying, “this is my favourite” about so many of the products. The card I am sharing today does feature one of these “favourites”. When I turned the page and saw the Barn Door bundle, I knew it would be on my “must have” list. I hope my card will show you why I love it so much.
You can purchase the stamps and dies separately however they are designed to work together and you will receive a 10% discount if you do order them together. In the shop, look for the bundle option as the discount won’t apply if you add in the stamps and then the dies. I’d hate for you to miss out on the discount.
Okay, let’s get on to the card. My card looks very similar to the catalogue for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I’m so crushing on Pool Party. It is one of my favourite colours so I had to use it as the background colour. I also love the new Simple Stripes embossing folder and love how it gives the illusion of weatherboard.
To start, I stamped and coloured the barn door. You don’t have to colour the door but I thought it might give it a more realistic appearance. I then stamped up all of the supporting pieces. Die cutting came next. Next, I used the Simple Stripes embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot. I suggest doing it this way as you may flatten the texture if you do the embossing and then the die cutting.
Putting it all together was the next fun bit. I purchased some M4 washers from my local hardware store for my sliding mechanism. You could use small coins or game pieces but the washers work well. I also used the Foam Adhesive Strips to pop up the panel so that the door could slide freely.
Here’s the card…
And here it is with the barn door moved to the other side…
Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve another one on the go as I had such fun making this card. I’ll share it when it is finished.
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Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.