Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gatefold #2 – Rotated Sketch



As I mentioned in my last post (November 17), I have been playing with the Gatefold card design quite a bit. This is my second design using the technique. The November 17 post gives you detailed instructions for scoring and folding your card to make this type of card.

For this card, I used another SCS sketch challenge (#304) to get started - I just turned it into a portrait orientation:Blog_20101121_Gatefold2_Sketches

I used a set of stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry to create the floral border around the front oval.  These sets include 4 or 5 “peg” stamps that are used as components to create a larger picture – in this case, borders for the cover, inside, and matching envelope.  A really fun, easy way to create a beautiful effect!

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Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Always Artichoke (SU!)

4 1/4” x 11, score at 2 1/8” AND at 6 3/8”

Chocolate Chip (SU!)

a) 2 5/8” x 4 7/8”
b) 1 5/8” x 4
c) 3” x 4”
d) 4” x 5 1/4”

Cherry Cobbler (SU!)

1 1/2” x 3 7/8”

Autumn Traditions (SU!)

2 1/2” x 4 3/4”

Stamper’s Select White (Paper Trey) 3” x 4”
Whisper White (SU!) 3 3/4” x 5”
A2 Envelope 4 3/8” x 5 3/4”


Rich Cocoa (Memento), Mellow Moss (SU!), Almost Artichoke (SU!), Cherry Cobbler (SU!), More Mustard (SU!) 


Oak Leaf Background (Heartfelt Creations), Autumn Blessings (JustRite Stampers), Pretty in Pink (Rubber Stamp Tapestry), Happy Birthday 10 (Stampabilities)


COPIC Markers: YR31, R37, R39, R89, E31, E33, E37, W30, BG72, G94, G99; Classic Oval and Classic Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Scor-Pal; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars)


Base Card

Score and fold the green paper to create a Gatefold card.  Stamp the leaf background in the matching green ink on the closed card.


Stamp the apple image on the white card stock, and color with COPIC markers. I used the following:

  • Apples: YR31, R37, R39
  • Berries: R89
  • Bucket: E31, E33, E37, W30, BG72
  • Leaves: G94, G99

Cut the image out using the plain Classic Oval Nestabilities die – run it through only once – no need to emboss since you will stamp a border around the oval.

Use the peg stamps to create your border – leaves in lighter green, flowers in red and yellow, and tendrils in darker green.

Cut and emboss a scalloped oval from the brown paper using the scalloped Classic Oval Nestabilities Die.  Mount the white image oval on the scalloped oval.


Mount the patterned yellow paper panel on a brown panel, and the red panel on another brown panel. Then attach the red stack to the yellow stack.  Adhere the color stack to the left panel of the base card. 

Then adhere the image panel across the middle of the card.

Final Notes

Inside / Envelope

Use the peg stamps to create a mound of flowers in the lower left corner of the white cardstock, and stamp the greeting in red near the top center.

Create another fun matching border of flowers across the bottom of the envelope.

Thanks for stopping by!



Helen said...

Really beautiful! I like this layout!

Lisa Lynne said...

Thanks! I have a Christmas gatefold card for the final installment tomorrow.

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