Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Gate Fold Flower Card

Hello Scrapping Cottage fans. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here with the Wednesday edition of the Blog.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I have created a fancy fold card and used some fabulous CottageCutz dies. The fold is called the Gate Fold and I have all the instructions on how you can make one. So let's get started.

Card Base: White Card Stock 8½” x 5½” and scored at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8”
White Panels: when folded are 2 1/8” x 5 ½”. Card is still 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Dark Green Layer: 2” x 5 3/8”
Patterned Paper: 1 7/8” x 5 ¼”
Pink Rear Panel: 5 5/8" x 4 3/8"
Taped layers with double sided tape and adhered to white card base. After I took this picture, I remembered I wanted to use some pink ribbon. Oops! I had to remove the left panel to  add my ribbon. But, I forgot to take another photo.
Now for the die cuts: I used the 3D Flower #2 from the March release and cut in pink cardstock.  Between each layer of the flower I used dimensional adhesive. I also used a bone folder and curled the ends of the petals. It creates a nice rounded look to the flowers.
For some added greenery, I used the CottageCutz Butterfly with Flowers die. I cut once in dark green and once in pink. I cut the pink flowers and adhered them over the green.
The CottageCutz circle set basics is the backdrop for my flower. I used the 3rd largest die and cut in white and then the 4th largest die and cut in pink. Attached this to my card, but I just taped the left side of the circle. That way it won't interfere with the card opening.
To finish off the front of my card I cut a butterfly from the Butterfly with Flowers die. I attached one to the patterned paper and then for some added height I cut another one and used glue to secure just the middle.
I also finished the inside of the card simply by adding a piece of pink cardstock and stamping a sentiment.
Well, that's it for me for today. I hope my card has inspired you to try a gate fold card. So until next time......inky hugs!


Janja said...

Very nicely done. Beautiful colors and gorgeous flower.

Karen in PA said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the detailed instructions.

Vladuška said...

Good instructions and beautiful card.

Joanne said...

So pretty Mary! I love seeing the 3D flowers.

Юлия Кузнецова said...

Beautiful card Mary! I like this 3D flowers so much!

Cheryl Walker said...

Super cute Gate fold card Mary! And your flower is beautiful hun!!