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09/21/2018

Fri 21

Wishing You a Merry Christmas
by Nancy Penir

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Hi Poppy Friends! I have a fun card for you today. Have you ever made a gatefold card? Here's a how to using Poinsettia Delights.

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With a  5 1/2 x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock, you're going to score at 2", and 6 1/2". The 2 sides will fold into each other, forming a card that's a standard A2. Now you can decorate any way you like. The 2 outside 'gates' and the inside were my focals.

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I cut an oval (the center die cut from Pointed Oval Frames) and placed it in the center of the card, inking around it, before stamping my sentiment. I then stamped poinsettias around the sentiment, masking the flowers, so they'd look more natural.

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Turning the card over, I stamped the smaller poinsettia, masking it before stamping the branch.

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I knew I wanted a bright red band, so I kept my stamped images all monotone grey.

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The red band was cut 11 1/2 x by 1 1/2", scored at 2 1/2" x 4 1/2", before folding and glueing the ends together. Stamped diecut  was copic colored and some stickles added to the center.

Finished card fits nicely inside a A2 envelope.

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Hope this gave you an incentive to try a different fold when creating your cards. And hope your weekend's crafty!

Nancy Floral Signature copy

 

 

 

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Comments

gorgeous!

Wow Nancy, this is beautiful! Love the neutral card base and the pop of pizazz from the belly band!

Hi Nancy, This is gorgeous, and I love the colourway you chose. I'm afraid I'm not very adventurous when it comes to card 'shapes' and I have never tried a gatefold card, but this has changed my mind, thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

GORGEOUS WORK, Nancy!!!! ;) BEAUTIFULLY DONE! ;)

Gorgeous, Nancy. Beautiful poinsettia.

This is stunning Nancy!!

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