How to Make a Gate Fold Card

I just had to stamp this "Cozy Kitty" from CTMH and make a Gate Fold Card.

This is a traditional Gate Fold card that opens in the middle--behind the picture and sentiment.
Opened up, it looks like this.  Notice how I only put adhesive on only half of the Olive-green-backed cat image.  I did the same thing with the sentiment--only putting it on the side that would stick to the door.  Doing this allows you to open the card.  Forgetting to do this will glue your card shut--which could be funny as one of those "trick" cards for a birthday.
Decorating the inside of a card makes it even better.  See how I used colors from the card front and stamped sentiments from the "Cozy Kitty" stamp set and "For Every Occasion."  The flower comes from an older CTMH set, "Connections."  I used that flower because it reminded me a little bit of the flower pattern on the pillow (also CTMH paper).
To make a gate fold card, begin with a piece of 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" cardstock.

Score the two lines on the cardstock---both of them just 2 1/8" away from the edges of the two longer sides.  Fold along the score lines and you've created two "doors."  Decorate however you like.  Remember: It's your art.  There is no wrong way to do it.  It's all your own.  :-)

Here's a little decorating tip:  If you want to make the cat appear to be sitting on the patterned pillow, just stamp the image twice--once on the patterned paper and once on the color you want the kitty to be.  Cut out both and layer.  In the picture above, I even sponged around the edge of the pillow to give it a little shading.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  :-)


1 comment:

tjhubner said...

Too cute....just makes you feel warm and fuzzy....thanks for the how too's....great job....Mom