Monday, July 18, 2016

Locking Gate Card

Had seen this gate fold card in one of the British card making magazines I buy. This idea was in the Issue #149 by Quick Cards. Have wanted to make up a card of my own and finally had time to make this card:

Spellbinder square dies used for the front of the card. Used the Scor-Pal to score the gate fold card as the Scor-Pal already has the gate fold score lines marked on their board. I used this 6 x 6 pad of card stock by Anna Griffin for the prints:

This card is very easy to make and very easy to open and close. To begin with I cut and scored the gate fold base. Used the bone folder to crease the folds. Cut my pink and my printed card stocks for the front panels. I sponged the edges of the floral panels. Put this all together using the ATG.

For the cream square 'frames' I cut those out using the Cuttlebug and then embossed them using a dotted embossing folder:

The easier thing to do with the dies is to cut out your solid card stock and then cut out the printed card stock. Tape the dies together to keep the 'frames' even in size. This photo shows your 'frames' on the card front and I used red sticky tape to put the 'frames' on the card front. These are the cream 'frames':

Now the floral 'frames':

Then together:

And standing up:

You can use square dies, circle dies, curvy edge dies, heart dies, etc.  Do not think this card is hard to make as it really isn't -- just cut and score your gate fold card stock base. Then cut and adhere your panels. Cut out your die shapes. Adhere them to the card and you are done.

Wanted to put crystals in the opposite corners so I used the piercing template from Stampin Up to line up the crystals evenly in the upper and lower corners of the card front:

This is the inside of this card:

Nice to revisit a gate fold card -- have not made one of these in a long time! TFL and YOLO


Mrs A. said...

Not heard of or seen this type of gate fold card before so thanks for sharing how it is made. The rose paper has worked beautifully as your centre piece. Hugs Mrs A.

Anonymous said...

Like Mrs A. I have not seen this type of card--great instructions--thanks for sharing. Hugs and Smiles, Reva