Friday, October 24, 2014

Double Gate Fold - Holly & Ivy

Yogi here today with another Xmas card done in a 3D double fold gate card style I designed (you can't have enough Xmas cards... my stash is growing BIG GRIN). The diagram for the card is at the bottom of the post.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

I scored my red textured card (see diagram below). Attached separate pieces for the flaps.

I embossed white cardstock using Crafters Companion "Merry Christmas folder & Sheena Douglas "Holly folder. Rubbed the high points with Rub n Buff. Merry with a red and the holly with a gold and a touch of a green. Trimmed them down to leave a scant 1/16" all around and adhered to card.

eCut the "Holly & Ivy" on white cardstock and colored while on mat with Distress "Festive Berry". Removed from mat and applied Versamark all over and clear embossed.
Cut a shadow of the words and colored with "Pumice Stone" Adhered the two elements together. 
Die cut the ovals (Spellbinders) from white cardstock, applied PVA glue all over and adhered the word then while glue is still wet, sprinkled with Distress glitter "Star Dust". Brushed off excess. Adhered to either side of card flaps. 
Die cut the Xmas tree (Dee's Distinctively) and sponged with Distress greens ("Forest Moss" & "Pine Needles"). Adhered the elements together, then applied splotches using a Marvy Puffy Velvet white pen. Heat activated. Adhered to card inside. Added the various colored gems and pearls. Punched out a star (McGill) from white cardstock, covered with glue and sprinkled with the glitter. adhered to tree top.

Stamped the quote ("Christmas is the Day" 9 pce set) on white cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders "Floral Ovals" and sponged edges with a dirty red sponge. Adhered to inside of card.

Sewed a piece of red elastic (from a chocolate gift last year...) onto the ends of my red/gold ribbon. Punched a 3/4" circle from white cardstock and stapled the mid point of the elastic to the circle using Tim's tiny attacher. Adhered circle to card with glue. Tied ribbon around card and tied a bow. (ps the ribbon can just be slid off without loosing it or having to untie it and keeps the card closed...)

 I used a 12" w cardstock and cut down to 5" x 12" (PS you can use 8.5" x 11" as well - your ends will just be smaller.)

Scored as indicated. Then adhere the flaps.

To alter the size, just find the middle of your cardstock. Score equal distance on both sides of the middle. Then score at the thickness you want, then score (equal to the mid point to your first score). Then whatever is left will be what you adhered your flaps. The flaps can even extend past the width of your card. Trim to height desired.


Anne said...

Stunning! This is absolutely gorgeous! Soooo many techniques, so much to look at and very touchy feely! What a Christmas gift in itself! Thank you for the detailed instructions and template. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful creation!

Holly said...

WOW! Stunner Yogi!

Yvonne said...


Jean Bullock said...

Awesome card. Thanks so much for the template.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fantastic card!

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