Sunday, June 9, 2013

Gatefold Tutorial

Good morning, Steph here with a tutorial using some yummy products from the Classy Cards 'n Such shop.

I began with a sheet of white cardstock that was cut to 5 1/2" x 11".  Placing the long edge at the top of your Scor-Buddy, score it at 2 3/4".  Flip the paper around and score the other end, again at 2 3/4". 

Fold on the scored lines to create the flaps of the card.

Using Graphic 45's Secret Garden Paper Pad, pull 2 sheets of the lavender printed paper.  This paper pad is gorgeous with its double sided prints on one side and coordinating solid paper on the other side.  Cut 2 pieces of the print, each 2 1/2" x 5 1/4".  Then cut 2 pieces of the solid, each 2 5/8" x 5 3/8".  Adhere these two pieces together and place on the front flaps.  Just a slight edge of the white card shows.

I used Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Dies to cut the brown and green cardstock medallions onto which I planned to add my roses.   Placing adhesive only behind the left half of the brown medallion allows the card to open.   The roses are from the JustRite Stampers With Sympathy Stamp Set  and were colored  with Copic Markers in shades of purple to coordinate with the card. 

The banner stamp is from JustRite Stampers Botanical Medallions & Banners and I used the coordinating Spellbinders die from the Vintage Label and Banner Die set.   I first die cut and embossed the die, then stamped the sentiment on top.  I find I get a more precise stamped image this way.

For the interior, I used pattern paper from the Love Letters Paper Pad, cutting it into a 5" square and then matting it with brown cardstock before adhering to the interior.

The roses were added to the medallion with Joy Foam Adhesives for dimension. The banner was placed on top with two layers of Joy Foam Adhesives to help set it apart from the roses.

As you can see, I've mixed stamp sets and dies to create this card, so don't be afraid to mix and match your products to get different looks for your cards.
Thanks, Steph, for such a great tutorial!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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Karen Letchworth said...

Beautiful card, Steph. Thanks for sharing!

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Steph!

joy said...

So pretty! The color is awesome! Thank you for such a detailed tutorial!

Diane said...

Very pretty that stamp set and the spellbinders dies you put together are great!!

Debbie said...

This card is so pretty. Thanks for the tutorial and sharing your talents.

Jennipher said...

love the beautifully colored and fussy cut flowers!