Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I finish off the month with one last challenge.
Our challenge this week is .... Gatefold Cards. Create A Gatefold Card. There are many ways you can create a gatefold card. If you need inspiration on different types of Gatefold Cards, I have included links to some of Jennifer McGuire's Gatefold Card tutorials on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.
For my card today I decided to create a Gatefold Shuttter Card, it's been a while since I have made one of these, so I thought it was time to pull out one of my Gatefold Shutter die sets to create one.
I had some sunflower sitting on my desk which I had made a few days prior to making my card using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Flower Frame die set. I had recently purchased this set to use with the new Lawn Fawn Magic Iris die set. As I will pulling out some supplies to make my card I thought as it would work with the Magic Iris, why not a shutter card too.
For my gatefold card today I decided to create a belly band to help keep my card closed. I added the sunflower to the centre of the belly band.
I decorated the front of the card and sunflower using Lawn Fawn's Hey Lady stamp set, adding a few of the lady bugs and a magnifying glass. The sentiment is from the Reveal Wheel Circle Sentiments stamp set.
When you open the card, the shutter portion of the card starts to open to reveal a sentiment or image. I used MFT Stamps Shutter Card Components Die-namics set for the shutter portion of the card.
To decorate the circle area of the card, I used the Stitched Flower Frame again, creating another sunflower from it. I needed to die cut a smaller circle in the panel in the centre so the circle was hidden by the sunflower. I added the stem and leaves to the sunflower. Along the bottom of the card I added a grass strip using Lawn Fawn's Grassy Hillside Border die set.
I stamped a birthday sentiment in the centre of the sunflower which is revealed when the card is fully open.
I added a few more of the lady bugs and magnifying glasses to the card.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
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