Monday, January 2, 2012

Gate-fold Card Tutorial

Hello stampers.  I'm back today with a gate-fold card designed for Speedy TV's Challenge #1.   I hope you will join us. I used Trip to Lancaster by Mark's Finest Paper.  

Check out the step-by-step tutorial photo's below.

I over-lapped the images slightly.  I had to cut down along the horses back so that the fence would fit where the images over-lap.

If you are inspired to create a similar gate fold card link me to it. I would love to see what you come up with!
Have a great night!

You can view all of my Fun Fold Cards HERE


Project Details

Stamps : "Trip to Lancaster" by Mark's Finest Papers
Patterned Paper : My Mind's Eye Blush "Sweet" Eiffel Paper
Gem swirls : Prima

Begin with a 4 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock.  Find the center at 5 1/2" and add light pencil marks 2 1/4" to each side of the center point.   Don't draw the pencil lines all the way down.  I did it to show you where you were going to score.  Score.


Fold both sides / gates in.  They will overlap one another.  Measure over 2 1/4" from the fold lines on both sides as shown on panel A.  Draw a very light pencil line from top to bottom at this point.  This will serve as a guideline for cutting later.


Cut patterned paper panel slightly smaller than 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 2, ink edges,  and adhere to card front as shown on B.


Stamp images on both sides as shown above and below.

The goal was to position them so that the horse's head over laps the fence slightly.  Let me give you some measurements and you can put a light pencil line to guide your stamping :  The lowest point of the carriage image should a little more than 1/4" ( 5/16" to be exact)  from the bottom edge of the panel.  The lowest part of the fence line should be 1" from the bottom edge of the panel. 


Cut along the light pencil line til you reach the image.  Trim around images, then resume cutting along the pencil line again.   When you go to shut it, the fence line needs to lay behind the horse's head.  But to make it fit, you will have to cut in and down the back every so slightly.

Ink edges of card.  Adhere back of card to black cardstock.  Trim around the edges using deckled scissors.  Embellish with gem swirls.


Shelly Schmidt said...

What a cool idea Melisa- I just won this set- fun fun card!!! Love your creativity! Just stopping by to say Happy New Year!

lisa808 said...

Neat card. Great images.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this Melisa - that set is amazing, and the way you have used it so original.
Thanks for the tutorial

StampDancer said...

Melisa - I absolutely love this card! Have I told you I have a SIL who was raised Amish in Ohio?

Benzi said...

Good job on the gatefold, Melisa.You cut the gate and horse just perfectly for the flaps to work. Very pretty indeed!

AmethystCat said...

super card and fabulous tutorial! love it!

Lagene said...

Wonderful gatefold card, thanks for explaining it!

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