Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gate Folded Card

Ever have those days when you just have to do something different? Well, I’ve a week of them! Maybe I’m suffering from brain freeze from the cold that does not want to clear up completely or I've been house bound for too long but this week I just had to make some very different cards. I started out making a couple of football shaped cards for birthday cards for men and boys. I made one last year for my grandson so I won't bother posting them again, but they got me started on making other cards other than the ones I normally do.

Here’s one of them.

I took a piece of nice heavy 12”x12” cardstock and cut it in half. I scored it at 6” and then at 3” and folded it. Then I decided it was way too big and awkward looking so I cut a half an inch of the flat side and top and then I liked it.  In the stash was that odd blue/grey colored cardstock that I’ve had forever and it didn’t seem to match anything and then lo and behold it was perfect for this card. The oval was cut and embossed with the Spellbinders majestic oval and the rectangle was cut ¼” smaller than the folded part. It needed something else so I found that pink that looked great with the picture of the birds and the dark oval so I cut them and glued them on top of the dark cardstock. The picture of the birds actually came from some note cards that I bought at Dollarama. I bought them because I wanted the square envelopes for my own cards and there were 15 in the package for a $1.00 which was a good deal for envelopes. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the note cards but when I was making this card I decided they would be perfect for an anniversary card. The bow was made with my handy dandy homemade bow maker and the satin ribbon came from Fabricland when they were having their closing sale – boo Fabricland! Anyway, I really liked how this card turned out so I used the other half of the cardstock and made another one – yes, I made two cards the same!

Here’s the card opened up and the inside of the card.
As I was throwing out the cut up note card I noticed on the back that there was a tiny picture of the two birds so I quickly die cut it out with the Spellbinder’s oval die and stamped the sentiment in grey and glued it on.  What a perfect inside label and there was not much left of the note card to go into the recycle bin.





Borqna said...

Very beautiful card - very nice mood! Congratulations!

Malika said...

Zo eine schone carte


CraftyViolet said...

Malika's comments translates into English as:
"Such a beautiful card"
Thanks Malika and Borqna for your kind comments.

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