Of course, there is the traditional way to use the Barn Door but lets look at some other ways first… like a cart of peaches! Extra large peaches (cut from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper) & extra large wheels.
Or how about a crate (cut the barn door in half) filled with flowers (from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper)?
Or a Mermaid Slider Card made with the thinlits? (mermaid from the Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper)
It opens like this: (the video at the end of this post shows how to make all of these!)
Another way of just using the framelits is to draw around the rectangular shapes. (You can do the same thing with circles, ovals, and squares but we haven’t had a rectangular shape before now.)
Now back to the barn door! For this double door card, cut out two barn doors and score along one edge of each so it will open.
Isn’t this a perfect sentiment for this card – “We’re behind you all the way”? (That plus the cute animals are from the We Must Celebrate stamp set.)
And check out how the doors close! Use the extra strips that you get when cutting the door rails. By cutting those strips down, you can create little door handles that you can then slide a paper bar through.
Of course the Barn Door is good for many occasions – like this fun Halloween card. Who do all of those eyes belong to?
I asked Tim what he wanted to put behind his Barn Door and he immediately said – boots! (from the Country Livin’ stamp set)
He stamped both the boots and the barn door in Early Espresso Ink and then used a blender pen to give both shadowing and a “worn” look! Notice the easy way he attached the barn door to his card.
Finally, we have the traditional barn door card, similar to the one in the catalog!
You can watch us make all seven of these cards on this Facebook Live Video. (Be sure to follow our page so you get notified about the live shows.)