Tuesday, December 8, 2009



It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC45)! This week Cindy Haffner is our challenge host. Cindy is challenging us to gatefold cards. Here are a couple of links to help you get started from SCS. Gatefold 1 and Gatefold 2. Gatefold cards are great year round, but something about opening a card from two sides this time of year gives a more regal, gift-like presentation. We love to see what you create.

For my gatefold card, I am using Flourishes Birds and Vine and Falling Leaves stamp sets. I cut and measured the card and cut side panels before I started stamping. Since I generally do 5.5 squared cards, I stayed with this size for my gatefold. I was unable to use my score pal since it does not have a 2.75 score marking. I used my Fiskars cutting tool and my stylus to create these two score lines at either end of my cardstock.


I stamped, colored, shadowed, and sponged my own background paper panels starting with Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock. I used the flower image from the Birds and Vine set. I colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collection and accented with an Inkssentials white opaque pen.

This card is also for today's SCS Color Challenge(CC248)! Artichokes, Bananas, and Razzleberries! I sponged the edges with barely banana and touched just alittle with a bordeaux on the focal image. My sentiment is from the Falling Leaves set. This week's Color Combo Challenge(CC248) with dessert option is velvet, velour, or velveteen. I added some black velvet ribbon to the corners. I finished with some tiny MS butterflies and gold pearls. The larger butterfly is sort of holding the gatefold card closed. I say sort of because it keeps popping open. Must fix this! LOL!!!



Please check out the other blog team designer's cards to see what they created with the limited challenge for you this week.





Stamps Flourishes Birds and Vines and Falling Leaves, SU En Francaise bg
Paper Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Flourishes Classic Ivory
Ink Always Artichoke, Bordeaux, Barely Banana, PTI dark chocolate
Accessories Nestabilities Petite Rectangles, MS butterfly punch, sponges, copics, black velvet ribbon, gold pearls, stylus



20 comments:

  1. Totally gorgeous, Betty!! Love the black as it really pops and the vine and flowers are fabulous!!

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  2. Stunning Betty! The vine is one of my faves, and the colors are wonderful!
    Smiles,Deena

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  3. This is gorgeous, and the colors are just fabulous.

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  4. Absolutely stunning card, Betty! Love your color scheme. Gorgeous!

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  5. All the beautiful details and colors make this one fabulous card!! I love all the tiny butterflies and bead accents!

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  6. Lovely, Betty! Gorgeous colors on the flowers and I love the butterfly accents with the gold pearls.

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  7. This is so BEAUTIFUL Betty!! I love that set.

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  8. FABULOUS LOOKING CARD - BETTY!!! You do stamped BG so well and it really shows perfectly with this card again!!! Hugs ~S~

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  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Betty! Your coloring is stunning and the whole card has the perfect touches-I love it!

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  10. your card and the blog team cards are wonderful!

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  11. Betty, this is gorgeous! Love the custom designer paper you created! Fabulously designed as always, gf!

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love every little thing about it, especially the "gate-keeper" butterfly!!!

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  13. Wow this is just stunning, I love that set and this shows it off so well.

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  14. This is absolutely stunning Betty but then again each and every one of your creations is!!! I just love how you created your own dp!! Fab design!! So many awesome details!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  15. Gorgeous and I need to pick up my jaw ;) Beautiful real stamping!

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  16. Betty this is amazingly beautiful....I adore this card!!!

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  17. Oh my goodness, Betty! This is absolutely AMAZING!! Everything about about it is just stunning!!

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  18. Wow -- this is absolutely beautiful! You couldn't even find a designer paper as pretty as what you did with your stamping. Gorgeous!

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  19. Woo hoo! This card is marvelous! All the details are so lovely!

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  20. Oh Betty, it's just gorgeous hun....what lovely colors and you did an awesome job stamping too...great details!

    Hope you have a good weekend! : )

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