Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gate fold - raven

I was on a roll!!
I created another gate fold card for a card swap on AFTCM! I folded the edges to the middle and decided to make this one landscape. Added hand decorated paper to the top flap and another piece to the bottom flap layering in a piece of black ribbon. I tied a short piece of ribbon to the long one to simulate a bow. I embossed a yellow label die cut (SX) on which I layered the raven image which had previously been mounted on black.
Love the colours of this card!!


Gate fold - Thank you

Two more gate fold cards!! A couple Thank you cards this time. Used colour printed collage images on both, layering them a bit differently.
On the left, I simply layered the collage image on black, added a greeting and layered it again on green. I added the ribbon later by sliding it between the black and green layers, then behind the yellow I layered onto the card front.
On the right, I layered my image onto an embossed blue rectangle and added a colour printed greeting. This element was layered onto an embossed label die cut (SX) which I attached to my layered card front with a couple yellow brads.

It was fun to play with my elements and come up with different layouts!!


Gatefold cards - ladies!

Created these for a monthly exchange I participate in!! Have not made gate fold cards in quite a while and surprisingly I made five of them today!!
For the first two, I started with the same colour printed collage image and layered it several times - with blue & yellow for the left hand card and green with yellow for the one on the right. Was fun to create two fairly different looks using the same image. Added hand decorated paper to my card fronts once they were folded encasing the vintage seam binding as needed. A little bit of bling was enough to finish them off!!