Wishing You a Merry Christmas
by Nancy Penir
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.
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.
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.
Turning the card over, I stamped the smaller poinsettia, masking it before stamping the branch.
I knew I wanted a bright red band, so I kept my stamped images all monotone grey.
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.
Hope this gave you an incentive to try a different fold when creating your cards. And hope your weekend's crafty!