#832 – Interlocking Gatefold Card

Hello and welcome to another challenge at Seize the Birthday challenge! This time, we have the topping given to us by Glenda as ‘Square card’. The topping is optional, so you can choose to just join us with any Birthday project of your choice!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s what I made –

Happy Birthday Papa

I tried making something different since this was also a card for my Papa! And so, made a Interlocking Gatefold card (wonderful tutorial by Jennifer McGuire!).

I started with a 12×12 white cardstock, which I trimmed in half, then scored at 3″ and 9″. To keep the card folded, while stamping, I then folded the sides by first adding a masking tape in the center. Then, I stamped all my images using a dark grey ink and then stamped the rest of the layers excepting the solid layer.

For some additional bling, I added some clear sparkle embossing powder, in the center of the flowers.For some additional bling, I added some clear sparkle embossing powder, in the center of the flowers.

Happy Birthday Papa (Interlocking Gatefold)

Keeping this aside, I used Memory Box Rectangle Basics and cut out the frame and the panel for the sentiment, using silver mirror cardstock and white cardstock. I also cut out three more pieces of same. Finally, I stamped the sentiment, from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 in Versamark Watermark ink and heat embossed them three times in silver. I then adhered the layers all together, and then adhered half of the pieces to opposite sides of the card.

Happy Birthday Papa (closeup 1)

I made the envelope using patterned paper, on which I stamped ‘Dear Papa Its Your Birthday’ using MFT Birdie Brown’s Alphabets and Numbers black ink, which I’ve not shown in any of the images :P.

Happy Birthday Papa (closeup 2)

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #356: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge: Celebrate

SSS - Work It Wednesday

For additional inspiration, checkout the Seize the Birthday blog. You’ll find lot more creativity! Also joining us the last time is our Surprise Party Guest, Su Mohr!

And thank you so much for stopping by!

17 thoughts on “#832 – Interlocking Gatefold Card

  1. The stamped background can beat any pretty pattern paper Ashwini ! I was amazed at how you made it look so seamless ,masking tape did the trick ! Loved how elegant the frame and stamped panel look. Its a beautiful card !

  2. What an amazing card Ashwini! Beautifully stamped and coloured and that interlocking gatefold is fabulous! A card to be treasured, Cathy x

  3. What a fabulous card and it looks amazing and so special. I must try this soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. It’s a beautiful and unique design! The background stamping and coloring look so professional that the panel could be a patterned paper!

  5. This card came out sensational Ashwini! Love the interlocking design and how the background looks like patterned paper. So impressed with this one…well…. and all that you do!!!

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