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Gatefold Card

August 15, 2019

I must admit I have never really been drawn to making these cards, because you need to be pretty exact with your scoring and folding, but a quick tip shared with demonstrators by Elizabeth Shannon made it easy.  She recommends only scoring one side really well and just a light score for the second side of your card, that way you can line up the edges of the card in the middle and then create a hard score.  Result – a perfect match in the middle, even if I do say so myself!  I wanted to create this card to use in my classes at Beachmere.  The ladies have been enjoying creating different types of cards and they also love getting their template and instructions so that they can re-create the fancy fold at home.  I cut the base card and the belly band from Mossy Meadow card.   I attached pieces of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper to each of the small panels on the front of the card.   The panel in the middle I stamped using the greeting from Magnolia Blooms and Mossy Meadow ink.  I also stamped the small flower from the same stamp set beside the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flower using Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.  As I said I cut the belly band from Mossy Meadow card and added a layer of Whisper White which I embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Who would have thought that this rather plain looking embossing folder could become such a favourite of mine.  I wrapped the belly band around the card to create the score lines and then joined it in the middle (at the front) using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I stamped the large flower from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flower using Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I cut out the flower using a Layering Circle Die and attached it to a Mossy Meadow scalloped circle cut using the same dies.  The image panel is attached over the join in the belly band on the front of the card.

I am very happy with the way this card turned out, so I am sure I will be making more of these in the future.  You are probably wondering where to find the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in the catalogue, well it’s not there.  It’s in a special catalogue – Experience Creativity – which is aimed at beginner stampers.  This small catalogue is filled with stamps and co-ordinating products to create beautiful projects by anyone, including those who have never stamped before.  If you would like one of these catalogues and you don’t have a demonstrator (and you live in Brisbane) let me know and we can organise for me to get one of these to you.

Bye for now,


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