Hi, everyone! Here it is Thursday and time for the Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz. The challenge for today is "anything goes".....but with a twist. And the twist is..........a gatefold card.
I decided to make a double gate fold card. Here's a link to a tutorial on how to make a small double gatefold card. However, if you want a larger one, just increase the length of your card size but keep the scoring lines for the folds the same as instructed in the tutorial.
In my first step, I prepared my base card. To add a little interest I made the top panels scalloped by using dies from Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One.
Next, using a die from the same Spellbinders die set, I cut a layer of patterned paper, slightly smaller than the panels, and adhered it to the top panels. I also layered the inside panels with the same paper. Because my base card was white, I wanted to add some contrast when the card was closed, so I layered the panels behind the top most panels in pink card stock. (I hope that makes sense)
For the inside of the card, I stamped a partial image of a cherry blossom branch from Rubber Stampede on white card stock and colored it with Copics. I added some butterflies from GKD Celebrate the Season and GKD Sending Sunshine in black ink. The sentiment, from GKD Framed Greetings, was also stamped in black. I then used a MS punch-around-the-page punch to create the frame. This was then adhered to the inside center of my card.
As a final step, and to ensure that the card would remain closed, I added a belly band made from ribbon and topped it with a bow.
Hope you enjoyed this post and please join us at The Outlawz for this super challenge. You are not required to make a gatefold card....only if you would like to take advantage of the "twist". "Anything Goes" means just that.....anything goes, your choice.