Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Baroque Motifs Gate Card
I've been wanting to try something with the gate fold ever since my Scor-pal arrived. Today, my dear friend Leslie pushed me over the edge. Click here to see her beautiful creation. Click here for directions to the gate fold.
I modified it a little by trimming off the flaps a bit and then scoring again and folding in the opposite direction.... then sewing. :) I had a question about what I do with the ends after sewing. For me, it depends on if you see the back side when you open the card. If I'm sewing on just a front piece (that will be glued to a card base), I just tape them with a small piece of scotch tape, or run my mono across the ends before I stick it down. If you are going to see the stitching when you open the card, I pull the little loop in the very last stitch from the back and then tie it in a small knot. Make sure you give yourself enough extra thread when you begin and at the end when sewing.
The front piece is only attached on the left side. There is a small notch above the card stock over the Build a Brad that holds it closed. I made both notches (there is another at the top where the ribbon is tied) with the half inch circle punch.
Like Leslie... this card is made with Stampin'Up!'s double sided designer paper. With the insert in the middle, it's very sturdy. The scalloped inside is a white scallop postcard from Stampendous. I don't know if they still make them. I found a whole package in a drawer upstairs that I've had for years. They are perfect for the inside of cards.... I'd love to have more.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Brighter Tomorrow
Paper: Ginger Blossom Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava Textured and plain card stock, River Rock, Ruby Red, Stampendous Matte White Scallop Postcards.
Ink: Mellow Moss, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Handsome Hunter, Versamark
Other: Round Scallop Punch, 1/2 Circle Punch, Round Rhinestone Brads, Build a Brad, Crop-a-dile, Groovy Guava Stitched Ribbon, Crafter's Tool Kit, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.
Have a super day everyone!! My family is taking me to dinner tonight for my birthday! Yeah.... no dishes!!! As always, thanks for stopping by!!