Friday, October 16, 2009

Stamp Simply #109 Gate Fold



Happy Friday Everyone!!! It's time again for the Stamp Simply Challenge over on Sharon Johnson's No Time To Stamp Blog. If you've never visited Sharon ... you are not only missing a wonderful weekly challenge but in her store she has the most AWESOME ribbons and many other goodies! Please jump over and check it out! Now on to my creation for today's challenge.





The only stamping on this card is in the inside (see below). I started with a white base card which I sponged using Ranger Vintage Photo ink along the edges then layered designer paper from the Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday pack sold at JoAnn's. On top of the red designer paper I've used parts of one of the images from the Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kinkade Christmas Series designer paper and filled in the extra space with a panel of another Debbie Mumm dp. My main image is chipboard from the K&Company Christmas Cheer chipboard set. I'm really happy with the outcome and think I'll be making more for the upcoming season.






Here is the inside of my gate card. The floral scroll on top was created with Shapeabilities and I used the same Debbie Mumm dp I used for the small panels on the front. I know it's difficult to see but I have stamped a whimsical tree (by Inkadinkado) with versamark behind the sentiment. The sentiment stamp is by Northwood and was stamped using Versafine Black ink.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and please check out Sharon's blog and the creations by her design team. There is some wonderful inspiration from these ladies!!! Enjoy your day and upcoming weekend!





22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good morning hun!! I just ADORE your gatefold creation!! The vintage Santa image is soo awesome!! :) TFS! HUGS

Janine said...

Hi Darlene!! Love what you did with this challenge.. Have a wonderful weekend.

Teri said...

This has a lovely vintage feel to it, love the colours!
Hugs,
Teri x

Micki said...

What a great card..... love the victorian Santa images...... and love the flourish on the inside. Great great card!!!!

hugs

Maria Matter said...

oh, what a lovely card Darlene!!!
That is a gorgeous vintage Santa! You do such a great job incorporating DPs...you're so awesome!!! :)

blessings, Maria

Kim said...

DAr this is incredible! I'm glad you explained about the Santa. I just knew that it was a stamped image! Oh, you are ever so very clever!
Blessings,
Kim xxx

Kim said...

DAr this is incredible! I'm glad you explained about the Santa. I just knew that it was a stamped image! Oh, you are ever so very clever!
Blessings,
Kim xxx

Deborah Saaranen said...

This is just marvelous Darlene! I love the cozy vintage feel!

Dawn B. said...

This is so you Darlene.. I love the vintage. What a super image.. I have not done a gatefold in so long.. Super job..

Strobel Studios said...

AWESOME LAYOUT! GREAT VINTAGE NICK...I'M GREEN WITH ENVY FOR THOSE LABEL DIES.TFS

Danni said...

So very elegant! Beautiful!

Julie said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Darlene! Love that image & your gatefold--you're an expert with these! Everything you do is just lovely!

Crystal said...

Darlene this is GREAT!!! LOVE the vintage feel and your gate fold AWESOME!!! Happy Friday!!!

Carla said...

This is so pretty, Dar!! Love the gatefold and all the gorgeous vintage touches!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous gatefold Darlene!! Love the Debbie Mum paper and the vintage feel!! Sweet holiday image!

jrmom said...

This card is beautiful. I recognize the chipboard image...I believe I have the same one. Another great card!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

oooh love the vintage Santa!!

chercroppin said...

I mean to tell ya hun, your creations are getting better and better! Just when I think I've seen a favorite, you outdo yourself with the next creation! I love the tri-fold cards, and have only made 1...now yours has inspired me to try more! Love the different papers, colors and the nesties you used...that image is gorgeous as well!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic gatefold. Lovely Santa Image. I adore it and the papers are terrific. Super terrific card!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful card! With these wonderful images, who needs stamps? OK, we still need stamps, but this DP is an awesome addition to the image stash!!

Jennifer Scull said...

I am going to have to check into some of these DM papers - they are gorgeous! and your card has such a soft, vintage feel to it, which you know I'm loving!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love your gatefold here, Darlene -- great use of those images -- a wonderful job, as usual!!! TFS!!!