Hello Honey Bee friends! I hope your week has been going well, and that you, too, are well! Today I have a gatefold card using the beautiful In Full Bloom set along with the coordinating Honey Cuts. This set is another designed by the amazing talented Emily Midgett!
Let’s get started by creating the gatefold card base! Score an 8-½” x 4-¼” piece of Neenah Solar White card stock at 2-¾” from each end and fold the flaps to create the gatefold. To finish each side of the gatefold I trimmed a piece of patterned paper from the Birthday Bash 6×6 paper pad into two pieces measuring 2-½” x 4″ each. I centered those on the front flaps and adhered them down.
Next I used an anti-static pouch on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock. I inked up the main image from the set with Versamark clear embossing ink and stamped it onto the card. Next, sprinkle on WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder and heat emboss it. I used a No. 2 round watercolor brush to color this with just a few watercolors. For the flowers I used Ken Oliver’s Orchid Color Burst. The leaves were colored with Jellybean Green Color Burst, along with a yellow-green watercolor from my stash. I dotted the berries with some yellow watercolor. When it was dry, I used the coordinating die to cut it out.
Next die cut some frames using the Polygon Thin Frames Honey Cut from gold card stock once, and twice from white card stock. I used the largest frame from these cuts and adhered them together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Once these were dry I adhered them to the floral piece. I love how this all coordinates together!
I stamped the sentiment on the front from the In Full Bloom set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. This set has several beautiful sentiments–I had a hard time deciding which one! I don’t usually put a sentiment on the inside of my cards but I decided that a special gatefold card needs a special sentiment inside. I stamped the In Full Bloom in a light purple ink and used a sentiment from Grateful Each Day to complete it.
Lastly, I adhered my floral image to the left panel. Be sure to add glue only to one-half of the back of the main image! I added a few gold sequins from the Gold Lights Confetti Mix to the card front.
This card was so easy and fun to create! I hope I’ve inspired you to give this a try. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Stay well, and stay crafty!!