Susie has a super-fun Tickle a Teapotter challenge this week - you'll find it HERE. I had such super fun making my Adventure and Frontier cards, and I think I'm going to go for a full house, LOL.
For my Frontierland card I used the Diorama Card tutorial, making mine a little shallower, wider and taller.
I used kraft for the base and the saloon doors, using lots of brown inks DTP to create faux wood. For the doors I used Labels 18 from Spellbinders and cut them down a bit. I cut 4, and cut frames from two of them, and scored the full ones into panelled wood. They're stuck to the frame, the brads are purely decorative. To keep them closed I had to sacrifice two sets of my hoarded BG magnets...I didn't think a latch would look quite right.
The middle layer has the bar counter with Oswald the Banjo-playing Owl perched on it, and Fred. The wallpaper on this layer is some old newsprint DP which I thought looked in keeping.
The background is a good old honkytonk piano scene - what Wild West saloon didn't have one!!
I used my label printer to create the sign, adding a moon to earn extra cookies. First time I used distress inks and they weren't drying on the label so I added EP and tried to emboss it. Dumb idea on thermal labels, rolls eyes. So I remembered I had some yellow StazOn, and that worked fine second time round.
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 GMT Views: 1087
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 49240
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 1:38 AM
I have been looking at this for the longest time taking it all in. I slowly read a few lines, then scrolled back to see if unfold. The newsprint is fabulous and your faux work is brilliant. I love the honkytonk scene and most of all I love Fred!! Every inch of this makes me smile Sabrina. Wow you sure have brought heaps of fun to the Teapot Tickle.
Please don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: March 8, 2005 Location: Halfway between Dallas and Houston Posts: 18208
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 6:50 PM
When I saw the title of your card, I thought - "gate fold card", and sure enough there was the gate fold Saloon doors. But you didn't stop with gate fold doors you made the whole thing an outstanding diorama as well! The details you put into this is just wonderful. Like Susie, I had to sit and look at it all for a long time taking in everything!
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Registered: March 29, 2011 Location: Covington, WA Posts: 29127
Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 7:39 AM
Sabrina, you have such marvelous, fun details in your card. I love the different animals, especially Oswald the Banjo-playing Owl. Bet he brings in the customers. You are a master at interactive cards, love this!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 12969
Sat, Dec 03, 2016 @ 8:25 PM
I am like Susie...keep looking baack and taking more looks...Sabrina...so enjoying this...In my faves...LOVE how you did the saloon doors like that with the dies...awesome idea and awesome whole card...AGAIN...;0)...they are ALL so neat...I am glad had a few minutes to check out this weeks t-party...TFs..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.