Thursday, April 28, 2022

Gatefold Birthday Card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello and welcome!  It's time for a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge and this week Carol has given us some fun choices for creating.

I decided to go right down the center - sparkle, free, fun fold.  I rarely make fun fold cards but I attended an event Crop & Create event the last weekend of March and I wasn't able to make one of the three cards for that class, so I decided to create it for tttc159, as the design is a gatefold card.

All the products were provided by Hero Arts.  I started with the stamping, completing the panel you see on the front of the card, and the stamping on the interior of the card below.  The card itself is from vellum, which was cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored on each end at 2 1/8".  An A2 sized panel of red was adhered to the outside back of the vellum card, then I added an A2 top fold card to the interior.  This provided a place to continue the cherry design and also provided ample room inside to write a message to the recipient. 

Next the small stamped panel was added to the outside of the left flap of the vellum card, then a same sized panel adhered behind it to hide the adhesive.  On the other flap a slightly larger red panel has adhered with a same sized white panel on the inside.  When the card is closed, the red panel acts as a mat to the stamped cherry.  The final touch was to add Glossy Accents to the cherries on the front for a nice bit of shine.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it!  Be sure to use the link above to check out the terrific cards by the other team members and hopefully join us this week!

Take care!


Stamps:  Hero Arts Color Layering Cherries
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Real Red (SU), Vellum
Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Barn Door, Candied Apple and Aged Mahagony Distress Oxide; Ocean Waves (Altenew)
Other:  Ranger Glossy Accents

1 comment:

Lisa Elton said...

This reminds me of our road trips in Michigan eating fresh cherries from little road side stands along the way! It's delightful, Stef!