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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Gatefold-Petunias

Good morning!
I love purple and green so what could be better than purple petunias?
I love petunias hanging from baskets in the backyard where the hummingbirds gather around to get their nectar. It's so fun watching them!

Hinged Gatefold Card

 Products used:
Classic Petunia paper HCDP1-278
Prills ANC822
Festive Gate stamp  HCPC-3746
Festive Gate die HCD1-7105
Raindrops On Roses die set  HCD1-743
Regal Hummingbirds stamp set HCPC-3742
Regal Hummingbirds die set HCD1-7102
Classic Petunia Bouquet stamp set HCPC-3787
Classic Petunia Bouquet die set HCD1-7141
Small Classic Petunia stamp set HCPC-3785
Small Classic Petunia die set HCD1-7139
Classic Leaf  stamp set HCPC-3546
Classic Leaf die set HCD1-736
Birds and Blooms Stamp set HCPC-3644
Leafy Branch die set HCD1-757
Stack n Store Daubers HCDA1-449
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 159723
Metal tip 352854

Other products: Heavy weight white card stock, White card stock, Glitter, Liquid Pearls, Dyed seam binding (using Wilted Violet Distress ink refill)
Card is 6 X 6 in size.
Start with Heavy weight card stock (one 12X6" piece and two 6 X 3")
On long side, score at 1 1/2, 3, 9 and 10 1/2).  Fold like an easel card on both sides leaving a 6" space in the center (the two 3 X 6" pieces will be glued to the first 1 1/2" section-flush on left outside edge and the 10 1/2" section flush with right outside edge).  Sponge a piece of 6 X 6" decorative paper (with purple dye ink) and glue to center.  Die cut Raindrops on Roses die X 2 out of white and add to back panel.  Cut out decorative designed rectangle from Classic petunia paper (about 2 3/4 X 4) and stamp Happy Birthday (from Small Classic Petunia stamp set) then glue to a light green piece of decorative paper and glue to the 6 X 6 inside panel.  Cut two pieces of decorative paper 2 7/8 X 5 7/8 and glue to the 3 X 6" card stock pieces.  Cut gate at gate opening/latch, weave ribbon (dyed seam binding-crinkled) and glue gate pieces to the front two 3 X 6" pieces (be sure not to glue across opening).  Make sure ribbon is long enough to open all the way without pulling ribbon out of the gate.  Make an extra fluffy/crinkly bow with more seam binding to add to gate above tied bow for more fluff (instead of having to retie a triple bow each time card is opened).  Stamp and die cut Classic Leaf, Blossoms from Birds and Blossoms,Leafy Branch, Small Classic Petunias, Petunia Bouquet, and Regal Hummingbirds.  Color Hummingbirds and flowers in basket. Sponge color on basket, and Petunia corner along with the classic leaf, Petunias and blossoms.  Form flowers and leaves then add Prills.
Add Liquid Pearls to flower basket.  Use a piercing tool to pierce small hole in center of basket then string purple thread to fashion a "rope" hanger and attach basket to top right side.  Add classic leaf to left side being sure to keep clear of ribbon (make sure ribbon can still move) then add blossoms and some extra Prills (as if small flowers).   Add Petunia corner to top left and then add flowers and leaves and white Prills in various places.  Stick foam tape to back of Hummingbird and attach to card.

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Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Pamela Korte said...

LOVE your card! Dynamite. said...

This is so beautiful! Well done!

SussiPoppins said...

Beautiful card!

Susie Williams said...

Oh wow, wow, wow...a gatefold card with it's very own gate!!!! Thank you for all the instructions and for sharing your amazing talent Robin. We are in the middle of nowhere, and I have been trying to get an internet signal for the last two days.....woohoo....I finally got to see this mini masterpiece. Miss you xxxxxx

Karan Gerber said...

great card, love how you used the gate

Grace said...