Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gate Fold Holiday Card

Hello my friends!
Sorry I've not been posting a lot lately ... the mojo just hasn't been cooperating lately.
Plus with the weather being SO WARM and BEAUTIFUL for November in Ohio,
I just couldn't help but get outside and do a really GOOD Fall Cleanup this year!
But today I'm making myself get some cards created!
In fact, I have Christmas Carols playing on Pandora to help get me in the mood!

While scanning through Paper Playful this morning I spotted the challenge at Little Red Wagon which is 'Technique' as well at the 'Christmas' themed challenge for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

This card was created entirely of pieces and parts of paper & die cuts I had laying
on the work table.  I love when I can do that ...

I had actually planned on using the reverse side of this design paper (which looks like the inside panel) that I had over-stamped in white with a beautiful Impression Obsession Snow Flourish stamp.  But when I turned it over to attach my 2-sided tape I thought this side would look really cute for this gate fold technique.  And I have SO MUCH Christmas design paper (OLD and NEW) ... this comes from my old stash and I can't even tell you who the mfg. is.  Sorry!

Do you like the Sue Wilson Festive Collection 'Winter Trees' I've placed on the inside?
(Sssshhh!  Don't tell anyone but they were put there to hide a boo-boo!)
Yep ... I didn't let the stamped sentiment dry long enough and created a smudge while
adhering tape to the back ... so ...the trees were added to hide my hasty mistake.
But I must say ... I really like it!!  
Don't you love it when that happens???

My front sentiment tab was created from the smallest die cut from the
Sue Wilson Spanish Collection 'Seville' and a white panel from scrap card stock.
The snowflake is a cut out from the Impression Obsession Snowflake Background die. (see below)

I used the Snowflake Background on this card and decided to cut the center
snowflakes out to showcase the background image better.  

Challenges to share in:
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Red, White & Blue
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #4 - Anything Goes / use die cuts
Great Impressions November Challenge - Bling On the Holidays!
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #9 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Don't forget to check out the new challenge blog coming in January
 that a friend and I have put together!
Going to be awesome fun!!

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Red cs, design paper??
Stamps/Ink:  Great Impressions (front), Great Impressions (inside), Versafine Onyx
Dies:  Sue Wilson 'Winter Trees', Sue Wilson 'Seville', Impression Obsession 'Snowflake Background'
Accessories:  Stampendous Gold Diamond Dot


Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Jacee said...

Fabulous festive design Darlene
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Leslie Miller said...

I love a gatefold card! This is so pretty. Love the designer paper scene, and fabulous inside, as well!

applejack cards by sue said...

How lovely, This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafty Girls Creations. Sue DT. xx

Mandy Reedyk said...

Fabulous Christmas card!! Love the gatefold design :). Thanks for playing along this week at Little Red Wagon!! :)

dannys eck said...

Oh Darlene, this is a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more, hope to see you again soon.

Helen Haines said...

Great card love the gatefold design. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts, Helen DT

Helen said...

A lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Ruby's Rainbow.
Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card thank you for sharing with us over at Ruby's Rainbow, hope you will join us again
Shaz DT x

Mynn Kitchen said...

OH my goodness, this is STUNNING! I LOVE the amazing scene you created on the front--and the die cut trees on the inside really help your eyes move to the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card! i love the gate fold :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Emily Dee said...

What a beautiful card this is! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions.