Hello readers and happy Fri-YAY! It turned out to be kind of a beautiful week here (if you don't mind 90 degree temperatures)! But, call me crazy, I prefer a little spring BEFORE my summer starts!
So, there is a funny story behind today's card. . . It all started with the "farmhouse chic" challenge theme from Stamp, Ink, Paper. Despite growing up in a 200+ year old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere Maine, I don't "do" farmhouse chic. I don't "do" farmhouse anything. I am very contemporary minimalist, but I had to make my Country Living magazine reading mama proud! You see, my mother's house is the epitome of rustic/vintage farmhouse. She collects furkins and butter churns and her TV stand is a hoosier! A Hoosier. (You don't even need to Google that one, I've provided a link for you because I know you're dying to find out what in Sam Hill a hoosier is!) Oh, and we won't talk about the outhouse wallpaper border she once had in the bathroom. . . Yup, that's right my friends, I grew up in the boondocks on Hee Haw and John Deere.
You'd think I'd have an edge up on this kind of challenge.
I pulled out my Barn Door stamp set for the very first time and it sat there on my desk. For. A. While. I didn't watch any of the videos on how to actually put this card into motion, like swinging barn door action and all. But, then I remembered my house was 200 years old. There were a heck of a lot of things that didn't work right in that house and doors were one of them.
Heat was another. . .
So, no, these barn doors do not open, but if they did, I imagine there would be a hay loft full of cock-a-doodling roosters and field mice roaming about inside. And I don't have the stamps for that nonsense.
The barn doors on this card say farmhouse. The rhinestones on the wreaths say chic.
Nailed it, Mom!
*Full supply list at end of post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the next layer from Daffodil Delight cardstock. Using the Barn door stamp, I stamped two doors onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and die cut them with the coordinating framelits. I adhered the doors directly to the center of the card. I made the door handles and door hinges from Early Espresso cardstock. Next, I stamped the two wreaths in Old Olive ink and again in Daffodil Delight ink for the flowers. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the flowers on the wreaths. I stamped the "hello" sign in Daffodil Delight ink and die cut it. Both wreaths and the hello sign were attached to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Lastly, I thought the card needed a little more dimension, so I stamped a flower pot (company unknown) on the Wood Textures DSP in Early Espresso ink and fussy cut it out. Using a retired punch, I punched a few flowers from Daffodil Delight cardstock and put them in the flower pot. I colored three Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a black Sharpie marker and added these to the center of the flowers. Both the flower pot and flowers were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals for added depth.
Here is the challenge banner from Stamp, Ink, Paper that inspired today's card:
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