Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Birthday Gatefold Card
I seem to be on a roll making gatefold cards. I love them. I made this card for my friend who is celebrating her birthday.
The paper I have used is one of those 12x12" sheets which you put off using as you like it so much. Today I bit the bullet and made something with it. The paper is actually from a stack called "Mix & Match Pink Highlights" by Craft Sensations, I don't recall where I purchased it from.
I scored a sheet of 6"x12" thick card at 3" and 9" intervals to create the gatefold. I then covered each surface (with the exception of the central back area) with patterned paper.
I die cut a stitched square, stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using a Papertrey Ink stamp set called "Stylish Sentiments"
For the front sentiment decoration, I cut a circle of co-ordinating cardstock, then cut another circle in a light shade. Using a Spellbinder die from the "Royal Circle" set, I cut the green shape. I cut a smaller round circle and popped it through the Big Shot in a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then stamped the sentiment. I used a stamp from a Stampin' Up set called "Dragonfly Dreams" and then cut it into shape using a Spellbinder die from their "Victorian Tags" set. I layered all these elements. Some with sticky foam pads for a 3D look and some flat to add dimension.