Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gatefold Cardinal


One of my favorite card designs in the gatefold - one of my cards featured on the Heartfelt Creations blog Wednesday is a large gatefold, that measures 5" x 7" when finished instead of the usual 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  The drawback is that you only get one card from a sheet of cardstock, but I think the result is really nice.




Note: Finished Card Size: 5" x 7"


Garden Green (SU!) 7” x 10”, scored at 2 1/2” and 7 1/2"
So Saffron (SU!) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Certainly Celery (SU!) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Stamper's Select White (PTI) 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Garden Green (SU!)
Certainly Celery (SU!)
So Saffron (SU!)


HCPC 3386 Cheery Cardinal Precut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3387 Luscious Cherry Swirls PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3389 Sentiments for Mom PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)


Classic Frame Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA glitter pens (Imagination International)
Corner Rounder Punch (SU!)
Foam Tape
ATG 714 (Scotch)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)


Base Card

Score and fold the base card.  Use the solid cherries stamp and green ink to randomly stamp a background on the card.  I actually stamped the cherry background all over the outside of the card, including the back.

Use the corner-rounder punch to round the four corners on the front panels of the card.

Cut and emboss a large label 10 die in yellow, and a classic frame in light green.  On the frame die cut, sponge light green ink in the open areas of the die before removing the paper from die.  For the yellow label die cut, sponge yellow ink around the edges.


Stamp the cardinal on the branch on white. Color with COPIC markers, and enhance with SPICAs. Here are the colors I used:

  • Cardinal: R02, R08, E08, Y15
  • Flowers: R21, R22, Blossom SPICA
  • Leaves: YG16, YG63, YG67, Olive SPICA
  • Branch: E37
  • Cherries:  R20, R24, R27, YG91, YG93, Garnet SPICA

Carefully trim the entire image.  For those areas that are background, but just too delicate to cut out, such as the space between the cherry stems, color with a yellow that will closely match the yellow paper.  I used COPIC Y21.



Attach the yellow label die cut to the left front opening panel of the card, followed by the green frame.  Add the image on top, using foam tape.

Inside the Card

For the inside, I cut a light green panel, measuring 4 7/8" x 6 7/8", and stamped the cherry background in light green ink.  Then I created another yellow label die cut, and sponged the edges.  I stamped a sentiment from the Sentiments for Mom set in dark green and mounted the layers into the card.

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Mrs Ham said...

I really like gatefold cards too. Your coloring is wonderful, as usual. I really like that sentiment inside the card.

Angelica said...

This card is gorgeous, loving the colors and design.

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