Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Artistic Gatefold Birthday


Today is my dear mother-in-law's birthday, and I used the new Artistic Gatefold Collection from Heartfelt Creations to create a fancy gatefold card for her. There is an excellent instructional video on the Heartfelt Creations websit that will show you step-by-step how to use the special dies that are part of this collection to create this beautiful type of gatefold card - they really make it a breeze!

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Be sure to head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to find out the lucky winner of the entire collection, and of course, all the beautiful creations of the design team members.

Artistic Birthday Gatefold Outside

Artistic Birthday Gatefold Inside


Note: Finished card size: 4 1/2" x 7"


Elegant Eggplant7" x 9"; scored at 2 1/4" and 7 1/4", and
1 1/2" x 2"
More Mustard4 1/2" x 7", and
2 1/4" x 7" (2 pieces)
Stamper's Select White4 1/4" x 5 1/2", and
1 1/2" x 2"


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Elegant Eggplant (SU!)


HCPC 3435: Feather Grass Flourish PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3439: Flirty Fleurs PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)


HCD 716: Layered Elegant Swirl Die (Heartfelt Creations)
HCD 701: Posy Patch Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Labels Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Labels Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA Markers (Imagination International)
Liquid Pearls - Lavender Lace (Ranger)
Designer Dries Clear Glue (Art Glitter Glue)
Zip-Dry Glue
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Be sure to check out the instructional video for using the Layered Elegant Swirl Die set on a gatefold card - I followed Emma Lou's instructions exactly to create this card! I used the dark purple cardstock for the base, and yellow for the intricate die cuts.


Stamp the stalk of flowers on white cardstock in black ink on white paper. Cut out the entire image, trimmed closely. Stamp 7 small posy blossoms on white cardstock in black ink. Use the matching Posy Patch die to cut all the blossoms out.

Color the images with COPIC markers. For the leaves, I used YG95 and YG99. For the blossoms, I used BV02 and BV08, and enhanced them with a Lavender SPICA marker. Use the Paper Blossoms kit to shape the 7 individual blossoms.

Stamp the butterfly on white cardstock in black ink on white paper, and color with SPICA markers. I used Pitch Black, Orange, Lavender, and Lemon.


Stamp the birthday sentiment in purple ink on white paper, and cut/emboss with the next-to-smallest Label Small Nestabilities die. Using dark purple cardstock, cut/emboss a next-to-smallest Label Large Nestabilities die. Mount the sentiment panel onto the purple die cut.


Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the long flourish on the sides of the inside panel, using dark purple ink. Stamp the special day sentiment in the center using dark purple ink.


Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a small flourish in the lower right corner of the front right panel, using dark purple ink. Mount the flower stalk on the right panel, rotated slightly. Use Zip-Dry to mount the individual blossoms on top of the small flowers in the stalk. Use Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls in the center of the blossoms.

Mount the butterfly on the upper left portion of the front left panel. Mount the sentiment on the lower left portion of the front left panel.

Thanks for stopping by!



helen said...

Wow this is soooooo beautiful!


I love the colors you chose for this one! It is stunning! Great job working with the new dies!

Newbie said...

OHHHHS WOW!!!!! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! Beautiful colors together! You did an OUTSTANDING job on this card! The flowers are gorgeous also!!

Cibele Glazer said...

I just adore that butterfly! You did an amazing job on this gatefold card!!

Angelica said...

Lisa, this is gorgoeus!!!

Caroline said...

Beautiful card!! It would make any one's birthday a little extra special!

Helen said...

Wow this is spectacular!

Sue said...

Stunning Luv Sue x

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