Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sunflower Gatefold Shutter Card

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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Donna Ellis said...

It's a gorgeous creation! hugs, de

Karen Aicken said...

Great challenge - I love Gatefold cards. Love your take on it with the shutter assembly inside.

stampingdietitian said...

OMG Frances! This is an incredible and incredibly cute card! I love it!!! It took a lot of thought and effort to put it together and it is fabulous! I'm sure whoever receives this one will cherish it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!