Sympathy Card – Gate Fold Design

There is something special about the elegance of a gate fold card.  They are so simple to make but they look as if they took quite a long time to finish.  The colors on today’s card are all from Stampin’ Up!  They are Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi.

Measurements for this card are:

*4-1/4″ x 10-3/4″ card base (scored and folded at 2-5/8″ from each end)

*Place the longest edge horizontally when scoring.

*2 pieces:  4″ x 2-1/2″ Whisper White

*2 pieces:  3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ Designer Series Paper

*1 piece: 3-7/8″ x 5″ Whisper White (inside)

*1 piece: 1″ x 9″ for card band

*2-3/8″ scallop circle

*Satin Ribbon

*1/4″ strip of Designer Series Paper

*Sentiment image matted with designer series paper.

Assemble the card band and attach the center flower embellishment.

For the mat behind the center embellishment I added some simple lines and dots with a Stampin’ Marker.  For this card I used Pacific Point ink on the Marina Mist punched scallop circle.

This is how I made the center flower.  I stamped the whimsical floral image using Black StazOn ink.  I watercolored the images and added clear glitter to the flower center.  Punch the completed image out with a 1-3/4″ circle punch and adhere onto the scallop circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The inside has complimentary images and a sentiment.

I also embellished the envelope front and watercolored it to match.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s design 🙂

Operation Bunny Hop

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Welcome to the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop Blog Hop!

I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful card designs being  shared today.  If you have arrived here before visiting the blogs prior to me on the hop don’t worry….just click here to start at the beginning.

I hold a very warm place in my heart for Operation Write Home.  I just love the how many dedicated and talented card makers join together to bring a smile to all our heroes! About this time of year in Michigan we are all praying for a nice warm sunny day to melt the final leftovers of our winter.  Until our snow completely melts I fill my days with cheery floral designed cards.  This design is one of my favorites.  This card was originally designed by Erin Lincoln.   I just loved her design when I saw it!  Using the color combination of white, black and pink is a perfect choice for my taste…..soft yet elegant.

These are the steps I used to make the main image panel for this card.  It isn’t as complicated as you first may think.  I hope you try this on a card you design!

Step 1.  Sponge the edge of a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock using Pretty In Pink classic ink from Stampin’ Up!

Step 2.  Stamp multiple flower images across the card stock.  On this card I selected the lily image from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and Going Gray classic ink.

Step 3.  Stamp a section from the En Francais stamp using Crumb Cake classic ink.

Step 4.  Add a bold leaf and stem image using green ink.  For this example I used the retired Classic ink Handsome Hunter.

Step 5.  Select four pink buttons in a variety of shapes and sizes.  I chose Stampin’ Up! designer buttons from the Subtles  Collection.  I added a large clear rhinestone jewel for a flower center embellishment on one of the small buttons.  I just have to have a touch of bling somewhere!

Step 6. Secure the buttons onto the panel by stitching them on with needle and thread.  You may also prefer to use glue dots but I suggest you make them heavy-duty or use 2-3 mini dots per button.

This simple image panel can be used on any area of a card.  Try using it in your scrapbook pages as well.  This technique would make gorgeous background papers!  Just change-up your colors and images and you have an endless supply of paper designs.

Operation Write Home Card Deadlines:

Easter – March 18, 2011

Mother’s Day-March 31, 2011

For future deadlines please visit here.



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