Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ink. Stamp. Share. July Blog Hop Fancy Fold

Welcome to the Ink. Stamp. Share. July Blog Hop as we explore Fancy Folds for this month's theme. You will be visiting with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world as they share their ideas and projects to help inspire you to try new fun creations. I hope that you will enjoy the projects we have to share with you this month.
 Today I am sharing with you a fancy fold card called the Cross Over Gate Fold. I discovered this wonderful fun fold design one day while visiting the blog, Debbie's Designs, created by fellow demonstrator, Debbie Henderson. It is a wonderful way to dress up a gate fold card and add movement and dimension to your card design. 
 For this card design, I chose to use the Sailing Home Bundle (item #151066) with the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (item #149481) to create a masculine card design. I chose to use Soft Suede cardstock for the card base and Night of Navy cardstock for the mattes for the two flaps. The top flap was created using a piece of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper and the bottom flap has a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I used to create the focal image. 
 To create the focal panel, I watercolored the sky using an Aquapainter and Petal Pink Classic ink and the sea using Balmy Blue Classic ink. I also added some Soft Suede Classic ink to the bottom right corner using the Aquapainter to create some land for the lighthouse. I stamped the seagulls using Night of Navy Classic ink onto the sky background towards the center so that they would appear to be between the lighthouse and the sailboat. 
To create the sailboat and lighthouse, I stamped the images from the Sailing Home stamp set with Night of Navy Classic ink and die cut them using the Smooth Sailing Dies (both of these products are in the Sailing Home bundle). I colored the images using a variety of ink colors and a Blender Pen. I attached the die cut images to the focal panel using Snail adhesive to create the scene. 
For the sentiment, I stamped the image onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch (item #145667) and then layered it onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock that I punched out using the Everyday Label Punch (item #144668). I attached the label to the designer series panel with Stampin' Dimensionals and added a bow created with the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine (item #149483) with a Mini Glue Dot.

To assemble to card, I attached the flaps to the card base with Snail Adhesive, making sure that I only applied adhesive to one half of each flap, alternating the sides so that they overlap from each side. 
For the center of the card design, I attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the anchor image using Soft Suede Classic ink. I love the simplicity of this design and how it comes together to create a beautiful seaside themed card. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore this fancy fold and create your own wonderful card designs. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Now it's time to visit Linda's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Please click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List to find your way. I hope you will enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. I agree - that is a great stamp set - the trifold card is one of my favorites - doing the double offset panels is a great way to step it up - thanks for sharing

  2. A great use showcasing this stamp set!

  3. I love this....will be casing for an upcoming demonstrator meeting thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Very fun! I haven't seen this version of the Gatefold card before, thanks for sharing!

  5. Lovely selection for this card - the colors are so serene!

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