Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Hey There Sweet Friend -- A Gatefold Card!

Happy Wednesday friends!  In my area, the magnolia trees are just beginning to bloom and are the inspiration for my springtime gatefold card! I used Honey Bee Stamps beautiful Lovely Layers: Magnolia and Spring Blooms Background stamp with the new Big Time Kindness set!

For the gatefold card base I cut 80# Neenah to 11" x 4-¼" and then scored from the ends at 2-¾". Next I stamped the Spring Blooms Background stamp with Clear Embossing Ink onto some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. (Note: I used an anti-static tool before stamping.) I sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I trimmed it into two pieces measuring 2-½" x 4" and adhered the layers to the card front with Bee Creative glue.

Next I die cut all of the pieces of the Lovely Layers: Magnolia from 80# Neenah. I used sponge daubers to color the flower and leaves with Distress Oxide inks. I used Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, and Scattered Straw.

After I adhered the flower layers together with Bee Creative glue, I added glue ONLY to the left back of the flower. I adhered it to the left side of the gatefold. I trimmed off the little stem of the leaves and tucked them under the flower with glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Big Time Kindness with clear embossing ink and heat set white embossing powder. I used the coordinating Honey Cut to die cut the large sentiment and trimmed the small one into a strip.

I decided that the sentiment on the inside looked really lonely. LOL! So I stamped the Spring Blooms Background again onto 80# Neenah with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I cut it into two 2-¾" x 4-¼" pieces. After I adhered them inside the card, I added two thin strips of the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.

I don't always decorate the inside of a card, but I do love the look! I think it adds another surprise element for the recipient. There's still plenty of room to write your sentiment too!

All of the details makes this look like a complicated card to make, but it really isn't! I hope I've inspired you to make your own gatefold card! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love the pretty magnolia on kraft, but also the background stamp on the inside -- great company for your sentiment!


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