There is nothing more Beautiful than send a Handmade Created with Love Card. So, on today's Blog I'm re-creating and sharing with you how I created these Elegant Gate Fold Wedding Cards.
Let's Get Started
First, I selected Pastel Nudes Colors with Floral and Chevron Patterns that I found at my local Craft Store. For, these cards I used Heavy Vellum by My Favorite Things as card bases.
So, first thing first. I started cutting the vellum for the card bases W 8.5'' X H 5.5'' (If, you don't have a cutting tool you can use a ruler and a pencil to mark the lines. And, a X-acto knife for cutting.) Then, with the scoring tool I scored the card base using the bone folder at 2 1/8' than turned 360 degrees and scored another line at 2 1/8'' creating one line on each side for an A2 size card base. Vellum is very delicate so, I was very careful creating the folds. (If, happens that you don't have a bone folder or a scoring tool you can use the ruler and pencil to mark the lines. And, the edge of the ruler for the folds.) I have done this trick in the past it does work not as clean and neat as when you use the tools. But, it gets the job done too.
Die cutting and embellishments
Second, I started cutting 2 patterned pieces for the front of the card and another 2 for the inside the measures are W 1 7/8'' X H 5.25" (you only need 2 if you are using regular cardstock for the card base. I used another 2 to cover up the glue because, of the transparency from the Vellum.) Then, I selected the dies that I was going to use for the die cutting. For, the die cutting I used a Scallop shape by Lawn Fawn and a Circle die from the Infinity dies by Hero Arts. I cut the 2 scallops shape out of White cardstock, 1 circle shape out of the patterned paper and other out of fun foam for dimension.
For, the embellishments I used Flowers, Leaves and Flower Picks that I found at my local Craft Store in the wedding aisle section.
Stamping and Embossing
Third, for the stamping I used the Congratulation stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. And, for the embossing I used Fine Detail Gold embossing powder by Gina K with the embossing Pad by WOW.
I don't know about you. But, for me the layout part is the most exciting part of a handmade card. So, let me explain you what I did.
First, I started adhering one of the patterned pieces in one of the opening sides. Then, I adhered the second. In the meantime I did exactly the same with the other 2 pieces for the inside.
Second, I adhered the backed of the patterned circle cut to one of the white scallop cuts. Then, I adhered the backed of the white scallop to the circle cut of fun foam. Lastly I adhered the backed of the fun foam to the last scallop circle that was left from the white cardstock cut.
I adhered half of the backed scallop to one of the opening sides to the card. I usually adhere the embellishments onthe left side of the card. To adhered the flowers, leaves and flowers picks. I used hot glue to reinforce the heavy arrangement and the thin wire from the flower picks and leaves.
Also, I adhered the sentiment that I've previously heat embossed with the Fine Detail Gold powder. For, the sentiment I adhered the backed to a scrap piece from the patterned paper for contrast. To finish it up I adhered the backed of the sentiment to a piece of foam tape.
Now, you can see the amount of dimension that they have. Plus you can take a closer look of both of them.
Your imagination is Your limit.
I hope you get Inspired and give these designs a try! Just keep in mind, that you can create the same designs with any combination of patterned and color papers.
Thank You, your time is valuable. Don't forget to spread kindness, Today and Always.
All photography provided by Yasmin Diaz
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I am no affiliated or sponsored by any company mentioned here. All products were personally purchased by me. I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards. The information provided here is based in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert and I only share the way that I design my cards. I am sharing the products mention here, because I use and love them.