Tuesday 16 October 2012

Going back to the past...

The Front With Wrap

The Front Without Wrap

The Inside


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Yesterday I had a little play and made a gatefold card in a style I used to do about eight years ago.  It is certainly different from my usual cutesy type and I think I might stray away from them now and then as I seem to have got into a bit of a rut.  I certainly don't seem to play with my stamps to the full anymore, just stamp and colour an image and shove it on a card.

Anyway, back to the card in hand.  This is quite a simple card to make as I just layered the front and inside with card and paper.  I then added some die-cut corners to the front and stamped some butterflies directly onto the panels.  The stamped image has been coloured with promarkers and a touch of stardust.  I then chalked around the image before layering and attaching using nesties and foam pads.  I then stamped and heat embossed more butterflies directly onto the side panels.  The wrap is simply cut out using a template, and joined with a bit of sticky backed velcro.  I have added punched daisies with gem centres to the middle.  These wrap gatefold cards were very popular way back then but seem to have lost their popularity over the years.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Debbi Moore/Royal Langnickel
Wrap Template - Keepsake Crafts
Gems - Stash


Sarah said...

Great card Christine. Love the colours and papers you've used.

Sarah x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice card Christine, love the colours so vintage

jacqui x

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card with a lovely touch of vintage! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

sharon said...

Beautiful card, what a great design. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Christine :-) the gatefold design and gorgeous image are stunning :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lindsey said...

Absolutely beautiful card! The images and design are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us last week at Crafty Creations Challenges! Hope to see you again this week.

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card, love your design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for playing along with us at TPC x Carol

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Simply beautiful! Love the sepia tones you've used, giving your card a vintage feel without a lot of distressing.

Thanks for sharing your project with our Monochrome challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Delicious Doodles DT

Shelly said...

Pretty creation, just perfect for my Two's Company Challenge at Cupcake, Shelly x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,lovely design and detail...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge and for entering the DT call,good luck...
Mandy x