While I've made specialty fold cards pretty often in the past it's been quite awhile so yesterday's Splitcoaststamper's Technique Challenge for a gate fold card piqued my interest. The colors are inspired by the the Ways to Use it Challenge which challenges us to make a card that represents "our little corner of the world". Well I'm here in Minnesota which is just coming off our coldest weather of the year. 47 hours below 0! Even when the sun shines it is cold and white.
This one uses the Sunburst Sayings bundle (W#140808, C#140807) and is a variation that starts with 8.5 x 12" piece of Sale-A-Bration's Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (#141021) which is free with a $50 (US) purchase just until February 15 . The general instructions for the Double Gate fold card (by Dawn Ollchefske) from Splitcoaststampers are here. Mine is taller, using a 8.5 instead of 5.5" as the measurement of the shorter side and I cut the diagonal just to the outer folds instead of the inner folds allowing the inside of the card to be completely covered when closed.
I used the Deco Labels (#130102) and Circles (#130921) Collection Framelits and Organza Ribbon (#114319) to complete the front. I used the smaller circle framelit placed carefully inside the larger Basic Gray circle to paint the glitter edge with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (#141897). A few rhinestones (#119246) provide just a little more bling.
Maybe next weekend it will be above freezing!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I have a few more challenge cards to be posting soon.