I've created a gate fold card for a friend's birthday. The inspiration came from a couple of sources. I know one of them was Graphic 45's blog where they showed a gate fold card with a pocket in the middle for a sentiment tag but I can't remember where I saw the other card. I've tried to retrace my steps but have not been able to locate it. It never mattered before, but now that I am blogging, I'm going to have to make notes when I find things on the net that I like so I can give credit where it is due.
I like the gate fold as it is different from the norm and when you add the pocket and a belly band it becomes something even more special.
I've punched the borders on the belly band with a Martha Stewart border punch and added a small chipboard frame from Imaginarium. Papers used are Kaisercraft from their Sweet Nothings Collection.
I did some hand stitching around the edges of the front panels with metallic thread, then added some Kaisercraft flowers and created a small pearl spray to add more interest.
I painted the frame with gesso first and then with soft moss acrylic paint. I sprayed it with glimmer mist and when dry I lightly inked the edges and added a few tiny pearls.
For the inside I simply created the pocket with matching paper, added the side panels and then, for the tag, I added a few pearls and a flower charm.
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