Monday, April 7, 2014

BSS Monday Idea - Gatefold Frame card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea

Another Monday, another idea.  

Love the idea behind this card.  I don't know what it is called,
but we will call it a Gatefold, Framed card.

I started with this adorable stamp.

This is the card closed.

This picture showes how the card opens.

The inside

How it's done.
Choose an image or phrase for the front of the card.
Choose two die cuts.  One that you will cut the image out with
and another that is the next size larger.
Cut your focal piece with the chosen die.
Choose card stock for the next larger die.
Place the larger die on the card stock, then place the
smaller die that you used to cut out your image into the center
of the larger die and run it through your die cutting machine.

Decorate the front of your gatefold card with panels as you wish.
Your image will fit into the frame that you cut with card stock.
Adhere the left half of the frame in the center of the left panel of your card.
Adhere the right half of the focal point die to the right panel, inside the frame
from the larger die.
Decorate the rest of the card as you like.
Because the frame is only adhered on the left and the image die is
adhered on the right, it easily slips out of the frame to open the card.
Be careful when decorating the front of the card not to cover the parts
that will move when you open the card with overlapping embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamps- Wild Rose Studio - CL291 AnnaBelle with Lambs,
Sentiment on inside and Happy Easter - Taylored Expressions, Big Bold Easter TEMS64
Dies - Flowers - Spellbinders Blooms One S2-044
Leaves - Cottage Cutz - Bella Leafy Branch - CCE-003
Frame and die - Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Twenty One S5-027
Inside border - Cheery Lynn Design B171 Bunny and Chick
Embossing Folder - Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-011
Colored with Copic Markers
My card is 6x6 inches sq. scored at 3 inches on either end.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.  Until later...........


downrightcrafty said...

beautiful love the use of the Annabelle image and lovely colouring and a super card
Hugs Kate xx
ps you can share this on the WRS facebook page if you wanted too :)

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Sue, the design is fabulous and thank you so much for explaining so clearly how you made it. I love the cute image, beautiful papers and pretty detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Oh Wendy your card is so pretty it's full of lots of detail and the image is stunning beautiful design and papers x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Sue! Fabulous interlocking gate fold card! Love what you have done with the layers and intricate die cuts! Mary and her lambs are adorable. I so admire the way you can apply intense color, without making it over the top - something which is your trademark. Hope your week is a good one, Sue! hugs, de

cuilliesocks said...

This is amazing Sue, I love this very clever design and the Annabelle image is gorgeous, wonderful colours and colouring, hugs Kate x

KarinsArtScrap said...

so sweet and a beautiful card Sue.

gr karin

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning hun and i must give, one of these another go, Luv Sam x

America said...

WOW- what fabulous use of cuts, folds, layout and colors. What an adorable image, colored so beautifully.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Sue, loving the pink and green colours and the adorable image!