Walrus Hug Barndoor Card Monochromatic

This Walrus Hug Barndoor Card is a monochromatic fun fold that was so much fun to make, and watercoloring makes each card unique! Pink is almost never my first choice, but I knew these were the perfect colors for this Hearts & Hugs stamp bundle.

Walrus Hug Barndoor Card monochromatic Funfold pink watercolor hearts & hugs stampin up stamp bundle open

Don’t you think this could be different types of card? It could be a thank you, a hello, or an anniversary card!

This free flowing watercolor technique is one of my favorites, too. Especially when making a monochromatic look, it’s easy to create your own designer series paper that matches whatever you have chosen to feature on your project!

Walrus Hug Barndoor Card monochromatic Funfold pink watercolor hearts & hugs stampin up stamp bundle

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See below for how to create this monochromatic Walrus Hug Barndoor Card:


How to make a Walrus Hug Barn Door Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Berry Burst: 11” x 4-1/4”, folded at 5-1/2”.
    • To create the Barndoor, cut longwise @ 2-1/8” from the short edge to your fold, and then cut along the fold to the long edge. Throw the smaller piece in your scraps.
  • Basic White: 2” x 5-1/4”, and a scrap for your banner
  • Watercolor paper: 4” x 5-1/4”, and a scrap for the walruses
  • Blackberry Bliss: scrap for your banner

Watercolor a background:

  • Using your water painter, grab a little ink from your first color, and wipe it onto your watercolor paper. Flow around the paper leaving space for the other colors, and grab more ink when you want it to be darker.
  • Then repeat this watercoloring with the other four colors. Let dry.
  • Next, cut this background paper in half at 2”. Adhere one to the front of the barn door, and the other to the top of the “inside” so it shows. Complete the inside by adhering the 2” piece of basic white flush against the inside watercolor piece on the “inside” behind the Barndoor.

TIP: When watercoloring a background, cut the paper larger than your final size and trim it after it’s dry. This then gives you space to tape down the paper without affecting the painted design.

Let the Walruses hug:

  • Using a scrap of watercolor paper, stamp the walruses with black staz-on ink. Use your water painter to LIGHTLY add gray ink to the shaded areas. Do the same with your Berry Burst ink and the tusks. Die-cut it out when dry, and adhere towards the top of the Barndoor on your card front without using tape runner at the top of them.
  • Lastly, stamp your sentiment and die-cut it out as a banner. I also die-cut out the same banner from Blackberry Bliss cardstock and adhered both below the walruses.
  • Add embellishments!

Supplies for a Walrus Hug Barndoor Card:

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