Good Tuesday Tutorial morning to you all. Lisa here. I hope you all are enjoying your holidays. My Marine son is home visiting and I am in heaven having the whole family together. I know you all probably have friends and family you may want to send a "thank you" to. So today I am sharing a type of gate fold card that you can make for your "thank you's" or any occasion you like. This is a Double Gate Fold card and I made the dimensions so it is 4 inches square.
Fold the right half to the center fold line.
Then fold the left side of the right panel you just folded to the right.
This is why it is called a double gate fold.
I rounded my corners using a large round corner punch.
Print out a piece of the yellow roses digital paper using the ROSES, ROSES, ROSES DIGITAL PAPER. I used Microsoft publisher. I made an 8 x 8 ( you only need an 8 x 4 piece) text box leaving a 1/4 inch border on the top and sides (that keeps it from getting cut off when printing).
Now cut out 4 pieces that are 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 each. Round the corners to look just like the above pieces so they will fit on the card.
Now cut out 4 pieces of COTTONBALL WHITE CARDSTOCK that are 1 7/8 x 3 7/8 each and round two corners only one side of each panel.
Also cut a 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 piece of COTTONBALL WHITE CARDSTOCK and a 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 piece of FRESH PAPAYA CARDSTOCK that you have printed your sentiment on. I used the digital image AUTUMN BLESSINGS DIGITAL IMAGE for my sentiment. Round all the corners on each panel.
Print out a large and small yellow flower, 2 left side leaves and 1 right side leaf to the size you want on the front of your card. My large flower is about 2 1/4" in diamater. My small flower is about 1 1/4" in diameter. My leaves are about 1 5/8 x 1".
I crimped my leaves for added texture using a crimper. I folded the leaves in half along the black line in the center. Then crimped at the same angle as the lines are facing on the inside of the flower. Unfold.
I added texture to my flowers by dry embossed them using my Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder.
Cut a 9 x 1 inch strip of COTTONBALL WHITE CARDSTOCK for the belly band. Score at 2 3/8 from each end then fold to the center and adhere to the outside of the belly band.
Now for decorating our belly band. Place dimensional tape on the pieces as shown.
Adhere a left leaf to the left back side of the large flower. Adhere the right leaf to the other side.
Place a piece of dimensional tape in the center on the back. And two pieces of 1/4" SCORE TAPE to each side as shown.
This is the standing view.
Here the belly band is removed revealing our sentiment.
Here's the card fully opened. I love how this turned out. Thank you for tuning in. I hope you find inspiration in today's tutorial and tune in next week. I will be filling in for Trudy. Enjoy your week!