Thursday, August 19, 2010
How To Build A Barn
I had to resort to building it myself. I fiddled and fiddled and here is what I came up with. It's a modified version of a gatefold card. You can find the tutorial here on SCS. I left my card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I sliced the barn doors in a 3 1/8" and then punched out the loft window/door with a square punch!
I colored my barn with a woodgrain technique in Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I added the boards with a brown sharpie and then edged my doors with Chocolate Chip ink. I backed my loft window with Creamy Caramel and then punch the frame with a couple of square punches. Finally, I trimmed the roof with a thinner strip of Chocolate Chip paper.
My animals were embossed on white with black or on vanilla with Cajun Craze, a new SU color! I found it perfect for my hen!! Here I embossed my sentiment in Vanilla, but on future cards I plan to emboss it in Early Espresso.
Okay, now only 14 more to assemble! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Details - Stamps: Simply Home (Ippity), Hugs & Wishes; Paper: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip; Ink: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Craft, Versamark, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze; Accessories: black ep, clear ep, heat tool, scor-pal, 1 3/8" square punch, 1 1 /4" square punch, , two way glue pen, SAMJ, brown sharpie, paper snips.