Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Morning Glory

Hi friends!  I am getting better at crafting one handed.  It makes me feel so much better to know I can still do what I need to do.  OK, maybe more want, but for me it feels like a need!  The time when I wasn't able to do it was so hard!

So today I want to share a gate fold card with you.  Did you ever wonder how that card got it's name? Well, I'll give you a big hint right here.... can you guess?!  Yep, cause it opens like a gate!  Today I am not only sharing a gate fold card but one with a gate on it as well.  This features Top Dog Dies Ornate Gate Die, the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals Die Set and the Top Dog Dies Butterfly Finishers Die Set.

Now there are a couple of things I want to point out on this creation.  First, when making a gate fold card, if you want to put this gate on it, I'd recommend you cut the die with a pair of scissors.  Because of all the intracacies of this die, putting in the paper cutter will likely just tear all the bits.  After I adhered this to the Pool Party (SU!) cardstock, I trimmed around the top to make the gate shape for the whole card.  I added the butterfly trials to be my climbing greens. The blooms from the petals set are cut from Marina Mist (also SU!) CS, I then colored the middle purple and finished with white to make them look like morning glories.  For the bloom that is just opening, I wrapped a little tissue around it, because as you can see from the pic, morning glories are white a the base before opening.  I added a little button and a loop so the gate could close.  On the inside, I stamped my Neat and Tangled sentiment in purple on the inside.

I always appreciate it when you come by, thank you so much!


Deepti said...

This is so artsy and gorgeous :) love the colors !

cm said...

Excellent news that you're on the mend, and creating THIS stunning card despite your injury, adds to the impact! Beautiful colours, lovely flowers...all in all, a gorgeous gate card! WOW! Hugs~c

Creative M said...

Happy to see that you are creating and feeling better..