This started out as an experiment. I saw an interesting gatefold card in my Pinterest feed. It led to a Stampin’ Up demontrator’s blog where she did a video. This starts out as a regular gatefold card, but then you attach a horizontal flap to the top part of the left flap and another horizontal flap the lower right flap – this keeps the card closed without a belly band. Begin with a 5 x 8 ½ card base, scored at 2 1/8” at each end on the long side. The solid layers for the flaps are 2 x 5 3/8; the pattern paper layer is 1 7/8 x 5 1/4. The horizontal flaps are 2 1/2 x 3 7/8 for the solid layer and 2 1/8 x 3 3/4 for the pattern paper layer. I added an additional layer for the sentiment, cut at 2 1/8 x 3 1/2. I had to play with the layers a little bit because not only am I terrible at fractions, I’m also challenged when it comes to putting my cardstock on the right line on my cutting board. The sample card only had a sentiment on the lower flap and some lovely flowered paper at the top. The pp I chose was a small pattern from a pad by In My Mind’s Eye and needed something at the top. I had separated the Birthday Wishes stamp from Massive Message a long time ago, so stamped that on each word on one of the solid panels in Passionate Pink. The flower is from the Autumn Wreath Builder and the leaves are from the Mini Wreath Builder. I added a bit of bling from Pawsitvely Awersome in the center of the flowers. Since the card is mostly pink, I decided to enter it in Just Add Ink #516 Challenge, which this week has an inspiration photo with lots of pink. The pp also kind of picks up the turquoise in the picture. This was fun to do and I’m really pleased how it turned out.
17 thoughts on “Pink Ink”
Great in the pink creation.
Beautiful – such a unique card!
This is a cool card base design and great that it stays closed on its own. The patterned paper you chose looks great with the pinks and is perfect for the challenge. Love those single flowers with your separated greeting on the two panels as well.
Thanks Lisa. I’d been wanting to try a gatefold card. I ended up with a lot for my scrapbox because getting the layers right was really a challenge, but I’m glad I kept at it.
Beautiful card! Sounds like an interesting fold. May have to give this a try sometime.
Beautiful card Judy. Love the colors and the simplicity of it. I really like gate fold cards and this has the added bonus of staying closed.
Thanks Gerry. That was what I liked about it, that the horizontal flaps would keep the card closed.
Looks perfect for the pink challenge, Judy. What an interesting fold and design. Thanks for sharing dimensions.
Thanks Gayle. The dimensions may still need a little tweaking. I had so many pieces cut trying to find just the right size.
What a great way to change it up and make it work, Judy!
Lovely pink card, Judy. I’d be keen to see it unfolded – so kind of you to add all the measurements & dimensions in your post. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. x
There’s nothing better than some free play in the craft room – especially when you end up with pretty creations like this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink! Kelly x
I love that you were inspired by someone, and you created your own version Judy. Thankyou for joining in with our JAI Challenge. D x
Pretty, pink and a great fancy fold card. Chantell Just Add Ink
A lovely and different gate fold card. I like the colours and the fact you don’t need a belly band is a plus in my opinion.
Thanks Johanna. That’s what I liked about it too. I still have some tweaking to do on the measurements