I got this crazy idea to design a card with all of our current animal friends that would be found out in front of the barn door. I live on a farm and have or have at one time had all of these animals. It was also time to design a card using the Bridge Card Technique for my Bi-Monthly STARS blog hop so I combined the two.
This card starts with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Score at 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 7 1/2″ and 8 1/2″. The doors, horse and greeting are stamped directly on the card base with tuxedo black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The ‘bridge’ is a 3/4″ x 9″ strip of thick whisper white and is glued to the piece under the doors with Tombo Liquid Multi Glue. Have the score lines folded and line up one corner first then the other when gluing the bridge piece. The animals are all stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.
I decided to take this card to the next level when making a birthday card for my grandson Zen. He wanted to have his birthday party at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm so I thought this would be a fitting card. He is celebrating his 4th birthday. I wanted to make the barn doors open, so I added a galvanized (retired) 3/4″ strip for a door hanger. I switched up the card stock colors to Poppy Parade and Old Olive. I added a sign and greeting to switch it up to a personalized birthday card. The first card will fold and fit into an envelope but I don’t plan on trying to fold this one. It’s going to be more of a 3D card.