Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Lattice gatefold card

This card appears in the current issue of Papercraft Essentials.
It is quite a time consuming project, but I think the final result makes it worthwhile!

Cut a 7.5 inch square of ivory card - this is your base. Then two more pieces - 7.5 inches high x 5 inches wide - these are the front panels.

Score each panel at 1.25 inches in from one edge and fold back - these folded back strips will eventually attach to the back of the card base.

To create the centre aperture between the two front panels, lay the two pieces of card side by side and tape lightly together with removable tape. Place the large oval Spellbinders Lattice die lengthways over the join and tape down. Now run through your die cutting machine.

Repeat the same process with two pieces of patterned paper cut to fit the front panel.  Ink around the edges of the patterned paper and attach to the front of the card.

Using the mushroom coloured cardstock, die cut four Spellbinders Blossom Baubles

Roll up the centre of the flowers using a quilling tool and glue in place with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. Roll the petals around the centres and glue in place. You can cut out extra petals to bulk up your flowers.

Die cut your Spellbinders bird flourishes from ivory card.
Attach the flowers and flourishes with clear glue around the edge of the aperture. Fill the centre of the flowers with the Cosmic Shimmer pearly pva glue

Glue the 1.25 inch flaps of the front panels to the back of the card.

Cut your patterned paper to fit the inside of your card (about 7.25 inches square), ink around the edges and attach.

Emboss a square of mushroom coloured cardstock with the Lattice Embossing folder and attach.

Die cut the large oval Lattice die from the mushroom coloured card.

On ivory paper, draw around the outside edge of your die. Cut out by hand to create a "faux nestie" as a shadow layer.

Cut the lattice die again from patterned paper to get the centre oval from the die. Stamp with a sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions stamp set and layer with a large foam pad.

Have fun with this one!
Mel xxx

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  1. What a delicate card! Really love this too. Alas I don't have any craft machinery, but I do have some swirls, so I'll try to make my own version when I have time.

  2. Oh my, what a beautiful feminine card, it is gorgeous. Hopefully once I get some supplies, mine will look like yours. I'm new to stamping, cardmaking and dies and they scare the heck out of me! Silly I know