Hi Stampers. Happy Monday! It’s a new week. Hopefully, this week is a little calmer at my house than it was last week. Four of the grandkids and their parents from California were in and out too quickly the first half of the week. That was wonderful, but way too short!! The next day, our neighbors FIVE German Shephards dug under the 6′ fence, over a 3′ fence and pushed a wire fence out of the way to enter our backyard and try to come in our doggie door. If you remember, I have two poodles. Sophie is a 14 lb miniature poodle and Pixie is a 2-1/2 lb toy poodle. Needless to say, we were all a bit spooked. After about 3 hours of animal control, our landlord and multiple neighbors, they are safely tucked back into their own yard. This week, I plan to be back to work!
Today, I’m showcasing an interactive Barn Door card with piggies. This card uses the Barn Door stamp set / Sliding Door dies and the This Little Piggy stamp set. Isn’t it adorable? The card base is Pool Party card stock – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. To give this card the “wood” look, I dry embossed a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Pool Party CS using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. But, before I did that, I used the die cut from the sliding door dies, to create the “tracks” that the door slides back and forth in.
Stamping Tip: If you plan to die cut into or stamp onto a layer of cardstock that will be dry embossed (in most cases) you will want to do the die cutting and stamping BEFORE you dry emboss. Die cutting first means that the die cutting process will not flatten out the embossing when you run it through the die cutting machine again. Stamping before you dry emboss means that the stamps and ink will make full contact before the dry embossing makes it an uneven surface.
The dry embossed layer is attached using the foam strips above and below the “tracks”. A mini stampin’ dimensional is between two #6 washers. (I made a video using Cherry Cobbler and the Over the Moon stamp set. Look for that FB Live on my Facebook Page or soon on my YouTube channel). I stamped onto a Whisper White piece of CS that is 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″. On the left side, I stamped the pig in Blushing Bride ink and colored it with my (retired) Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends. The grass is accented in light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend. For the pigs hooves, I used the light Basic Black Stampin Blend and the dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.
On the right side of the Whisper White layer, I stamped the “Loves You” sentiment in Blushing Bride ink and the kisses in Cherry Cobbler ink. The door was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake CS and die cut using the sliding door dies. (Although, with all straight lines, it could be cut with scissors or trimmer). The “hardware” for the door is purely decorative and is die cut from Basic Black CS and adhered using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
The inside of the card has 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White CS onto which I stamped the pig and sentiment in Blushing Bride ink and colored with my Stampin’ Blends. Isn’t it cute?!? Who would you send this card too?
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