I created this card as a sample for yesterday’s tutorial on SCS : Faux Barn Board. Sharon Field wrote the tutorial and at first told me she couldn’t shoot the video because she didn’t have the right equipment. I shot the video after asking her a few questions and when she replied she told me she could shoot the video with the help of a friend. Since mine was already done, I thought I can share it here. Make sure to check her video, too. She is way better at this technique then I am.
Since I thought Barn board sounded country, I worked my whole card around that idea. I stamped Poppies from Crafty Secrets new Poppy set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on X-Press It Blending card and colored them with Copic Markers (Poppies: R32, R35, R39, N5, N7 and a touch of E97 Leaves and stem: YG11, YG63, YG67 Glow: 1/5th YR31, 4/5 blending solution). The image was cut down to a 3 3/8″ x 4 1/4″, the edges were distressed and it was adhered to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Early Espresso Cardstock (SU), that had it’s edges distressed as well. The top right edge of each of the two layers was rolled, then the rest of the edge of the layer was paper pierced.
The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock folded in half. A 5 1/4″ Whisper White square had it’s edges colored with YR31 and distressed. Next I sanded the edges of a 5″ square of Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather paper and sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink. The paper layer was stitched to the white cardstock before both were adhered to the card base.
The Faux Barn Board sample measures 3 3/8″ in length. The edges were distressed and it was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Early Espresso, which edges were distressed as well. Two Antique Brads (Stampin’ Up!) were added to the upper edge. A bow tied out of May Arts Gingham ribbon was topped with a bigger antique brad and adhered to the lower edge to finish off the card.
Here is my video for this technique:
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P.S.: Did you notice that I didn’t use one Spellbinders die for this card? It almost never happens because I LOVE them!