Happy day to you, friends! I’m guesting with Wplus9 today, but I am also sharing the same post here. I’ve created a simple and fun gatefold card featuring bold color and the My Whole Life stamp set. Would you believe this is the first gatefold I’ve ever made?! It’s true, or at least I think it is… I’ve slept recently so no promises! No need to be intimidated, though. They aren’t difficult – I’ve just been lazy!
Begin by snipping the two Hexagon Gatefold Die sections apart. Lay the solid hexagon shaped side, cut side down, vertically on a vertical white A2 (4 1/4” x 5 1/2”) cardstock panel. Align the metal solid hexagon section of the die to the right edge of the cardstock. The tips of the vertical cut line will extend just slightly above and below panel. If you are working on a mat with a grid, align top and bottom for a perfectly straight cut. Repeat with hexagon border die on black cardstock.
Use negative from black outline hexagon die cut in previous step to mask over left side of white hexagon on the first die cut panel. Mask remainder of white hexagon with a postie note or scrap paper. Stamp Wood Planks in Pure Color Fairy Frost Ink over remaining exposed white panel.
Stamp My Whole Life sentiment in Pure Color Black Ink on a new A2 white cardstock panel. Stamp black flower outline images from same set. Use coordinating solid images to fill flowers with bright, bold colors like Pure Color Cranberry Crush and Queen Bee Ink. Fill leaves with aptly named Pure Color Last Leaf Ink. Die cut flowers and leaves. Adhere a small flower and a leaf set flat to interior sentiment section of card.
Vertically score and fold both the white and black panel at 2 1/8” away from the vertical die cut lines. Adhere to back of sentiment panel matching folds to panel edge. Adhere an additional A2 white cardstock panel over back to render attached flaps invisible.
Dawn also released a few other stamps sets that I am just dying to play with! This one is New Home. Darling, right?!?!
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