Sunday, August 30, 2015

Gatefold Archway card.

I'm back to show you some more
inspiration for my  Butterfly Challenge

Don't have a stamp or a die cut to use?

How about you cut your own shape!
I made a simple Gatefold from cardstock
Mine measured 11" x 5.75"
I measured 1/4 in from each end to create the folds.

I drew a simple arch shape onto stiff card
and used this as my template to cut away
the edges that met in the middle of the card.
You can see the resulting card below.

I used papers that were still out on my desk 
which were freebies from Making Cards Magazine.
The plain purple and floral design are from the 
'Pretty Ponies' range of papers.
I distressed the floral papers using my handy T.H. gadget.
Butterfly is made from shrink plastic
coloured with promarkers and then covered
with glossy accents.
I love making these as no two will ever be the same.
I tend to make them up in batches so I always have some 
to hand for embellishments .

I cut a smaller archway in white card and coloured
 the edges with  a purple ink pad to match.
Sentiment and candles are by Papermania
'Glitterations' stickers.

 Yellow flowers from my stash.
See I told you it was simples!!
Stop by again on Wednesday for more inspiration
using an Embossing Folder.
Entering into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs # Birthday wishes.
Tuesday Taggers # Sending you flowers.
Creative Moments #75 Anything goes/fancy folds
Southern Girls #118 Flower Power.
Creative Fingers #90 Anything goes.
Jo's Scrap Shack #103 Anything goes.
Fussy and Fancy #146 Birthdays.
Crafting With Friends #5 Anything goes.
Hiding In My Craft Room #214 Free Style.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #192 Use Your snippets (white card for archway)


Dr Sonia S V said...

So gorgeous . I just made a gatefold too!!
Dr Sonia
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Margreet said...

Wow, this is marvellous....this is a new shape to me!
xxx Margreet

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful gatefold card, love your aperture and these distressed papers!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card design, love the bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous, Mrs A! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna said...

Fabulous and pretty card Mrs A, love how you have created the archway, such a clever idea! :) Donna ♥ x

Barb said...

That's a lovely card Mrs.A. What a great idea. I can see how it could be used in all sorts of styles. Barbxx

Zue said...

I will make a wish for more and more butters
Sue x

Di said...

Oh DING DONG Mrs A (as Leslie Philips would say) - this is terrific! I love how you created your arch - beautiful card! I'm still ruminating here I'm afraid :( This one has me a bit stumped, sigh :(


Di xx

sirkkis said...

Wonderful projekt and unique card. Thank you for sharing with us at TioT.

Mrs.B said...

HI Mrs A. This is a lovely card, love the design and pretty embellishments.
Avril xx
p.s. Thanks for sharing over at TioT. x

Bridget said...

Valery Anne,

What a beautiful project! I didn't believe you when I saw the card that it would be that simple, but with your directions it was!!! Definitely something I want to try!! Thank you for the inspiration.

Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!

Happy crafting :)

Bridget DT

Chris said...

Fabulous shape and lovely papers! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Moments.

Anne said...

This is so clever, and easy as you say. And it turned out really nice. I have to try this out:)
Hugs Anne

Kathleen said...

Well done you, what a great idea and a lovely card.

Kath x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This card is beautiful and I love how you cut out the gatefold and archway Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx !

Carol said...

Very pretty Mrs A. Carol x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

Tone K. said...

How cute card !! :) Really pretty ! I reall like your paper with the small cute ! :)
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

Beautiful card, I love the fold. thanks loads for joining us at Southern Girls challenge for our flower challenge :) Lou.

SARN said...

What a good idea Mrs A. xxx

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful card with your design, really pretty..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday and good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Super pretty and my fave colours x

Helen said...

A great card - thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends.

Helen x