Monday, December 8, 2008

Gate fold card tutorial

What an awesome sponsor we have this week at 2S4Y!! All of us on the DT recieved this.....

...the mini scor it!! I love it! It scores perfectly and it makes folding even the most temperamental papers easy!! I have already used it a lot and want to say a huge THANKS to Scor it for their generous sponsorship!!

Here is the sketch from the fabulous Kazan for this week. I made a gate fold card for this sketch using my new scor it (of course!!) is a little tutorial.

I began by cutting a piece of patterned paper into a 5x10 inch rectangle for my card which will be 5x5 when finished.

Next I scored the paper (the outside of the card facing down) at 2 1/2 inches from each side.

Here is an up-close shot so you can see the little ridge that the scoring tool makes.

Folding against the ridge, I folded both sides inward.

For the next step, I cut two pieces of cardstock. One will go on the outside of my card and one will go inside.

I rounded the corners on both pieces,

and then I painted the edges of all of the pieces of paper, including my card base.

On the smaller piece that I cut out, I wanted to mark the center so I gently scored it at the top, in the middle and at the bottom. This made it super easy to see where I should center my ribbon when I tied it in place!

A picture of the inside of my completed card.....
and the outside.

Supplies: Autumn Leaves papers and chipboard (by Heather Bailey), Scenic Route patterned paper (lined), Martha Stewart blue cardstock, Offray ribbon and American Crafts rub on and velvet letter.

Thanks for stopping by today! I love to hear from you and so enjoy all of your comments....thank you! :)

Hugs, Katie


Hanneke said...

This is really beautiful, Katie!!
Great tutorial en take on Kazan's sketch!

Hug, Hanneke

Kristen Swain said...

beautiful card Katie! i love the gatefold! and great tutorial!

Kazan Clark said...

Oh Katie this is sooo adorable :) I love the Tut! Thanks so much.

Laura Davis said...

Wow Katie this is so classy! Great work:)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous Katie! I love the gate fold and that Heather Bailey paper is lovely!

Peet said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS, Katie!!!!!!

rae said...

Katie, your card is GORGEOUS! I love gate fold cards :) , great tutorial too!! Awesome work my friend!

Kath said...

fabulous card for this week's sketch Katie and thanks for the great tutorial

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful Katie and a great tutorial as well.

Craft Fairy said...

Fantastic take on the sketch. Thank you for coming over to my blog and for leaving such kind comments.


moralia said...

Well here I am wanting a peek at your card and you pulled the same thing I did.. ;) lol!! Congrats! Can't wait to see it! I assume we'll be in the same May CARDS mag?

Margie said...

Thnx for the sweet comment :)
Congrats on being published! Sooo exciting - where can we see your work?
Thnx again! xo, margie