Soooo...if you know me and my way of thinking, I like to go against the grain with a lot of things. I did just that with my gatefold card. I thought it would be cool to have the opening run horizontal vs vertical. Yes, I realize that an open gatefold that is made the traditional way, could stand on it's own...BUT, who leaves an open gatefold card on the counter? I wouldn't! They're decorated soooo cute on the outside, I would want to show that off instead. SO...here we are with my non-traditional gatefold ;]
I kept it fairly simple despite how it may look. I designed my gatefold by welding a rectangle to my new Trendy Tags Set #1 cut file in SCAL (one on each side of the rectangle). I printed some of my new MTME digi paper, Timeless Tradition (two sheets per page at 5"x7" each). I like the scaled look of the paper's design on cards. I sized one of the mat layers manually and cut off the opposite side. Once my mat layers were adhered, I cut out my new MTME Holly-Day Accents cut file and ran the leaves through my crimper several times turning the leaf 45 degrees before each run through. I then used an embossing stylus to create veins in my leaves. I adhered on leaf to the bottom fold and the other to the top. The larger buttons overlap the center fold just slightly but they aren't heavy enough to hold the card shut securely, so I added some ribbon under my sentiment tag. I created the tag by coloring the digi version of my image and sentiment from Dashing Through the Snow, printing and punching it out. I also punched a Cherry Cobbler oval to make this layer sturdier. For the holly berries, I decided to just adhere the buttons instead of threading them first...to keep the red as bold as possible :]
Here's a shot of the inside. I used two different stamps from the MTME Secret Santa set to create my sentiment and more of the Timeless Tradition paper to decorate it.
Here's a snapshot of the complete card wide open:
Last but certainly not least, I want to wish our dear Dana a very happy birthday!!!! It's tomorrow :] I made her card earlier this week so that I could send it on time, BUT, it just went into the mail today! Sorry girlie :O) Here's a peek of the card I made and the link to my post:Okay, that's really all I have for you today. If I missed anything you're curious about, please ask and I'll clarify. I type my posts late at night sometimes and get a little groggy during that process :] Mistakes are inevitible! Please swing by our fab DTs' blogs (links are in my left sidebar), and visit our fab November guest designer, Cheryl Rowley.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm hoping to work on a special project this weekend! I'll share as soon as it's finished :] Have a great weekend!!