Friday, August 7, 2009

Gatefold Sun Card

Okay, so this Gatefold Sun/Friendship card is for two challenges: Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired #42and the new Ready-Steady-Stamp challenge blog.
Cuttlebug Challenges blog's challenge was to create a gatefold card for friendship week, of course using the Cuttlebug!
Ready, Steady, Stamp's challenge was a list of ingredients:
  • use a triangle
  • the color yellow
  • the sun
  • use acetate
  • use ribbon
  • and, of course, use a stamp!

Here is my tool/supply list:

  • Cuttlebug embossing folders: Cirles and Dots, Bubbles, Swiss Dot
  • Ranger Distress Ink: Mustard Seed
  • Core'dinations Mustard paper w/light yellow core
  • sanding block
  • acetate
  • clear embossing powder/heat gun
  • gold Sun charm
  • Butterscotch alcohol ink
  • white cs, DCWV yellow textured cs, yellow cs
  • sun stamp by Club Scrap
  • glossy cs
  • white ribbon w/orange and yellow starburst flowers

First, I inked up a panel of glossy cs w/Butterscotch alcohol ink. Then, I made a gatefold card out of white cs; I cut stripes of the textured yellow cs, the white cs, the yellow cs, the Core'dinations Mustard cs and the inked glossy cs. I embossed the yellow and white cs w/Swiss Dot ef. The white stripe I inked over w/Mustard Seed distress ink. I embossed the Core'dinations cs w/Circle and Dots ef and sanded it do reveal the core. On the left side of the card I created a mosaic with triangles cut from these five stripes. On the right side of card I centered a panel of the inked glossy cs and layered it over with acetate that I hand printed out on my printer and heat embossed w/clear embossing powder to set the ink. I added triangles above and below this panel. I stamped the sun image on white cs w/Mustard Seed Distress ink; cut it in half diagonally to make two triangles. It is difficult to see but I cut triangles out of acetate and embossed them w/the Bubbles ef; then colored them with Butterscotch alcohol ink; then layered them on the two previous triangles of stamped image then added the sun charm; layered this on the Core'dinations square and sanded edges; layered again on white cs that was inked with the Mustard seed; adhered to left side of gatefold card. On the inside, I embossed the center and right panels. Added the ribbon to the right panel. I hope I remembered everything.


P'tite Plume said...


Sabrina said...

c'est magnifique

IsaNorris said...

This is great. I'm always amazed how so different the entries are, but all wonderful! thanks for playing

poupetteval said...

really beautiful !! i love your card

esyram said...

waouhhhhhhhhhhh c'est très jolie

Zoechaos said...

Brilliant idea so much fun.

Corina said...

this just screams sunshine! i LOVE it!

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! I love it!

Angelnorth said...

Great, happy, sunshiny feel to this card - love it!

kiki said...

fantastic card !
kiki :)

June Houck said...

This is hot :) The color mustard makes me think of summer...particularly the month of August. Your sun charm is perfect! Your mosaic is beautiful; you are very talented. I love your sentiment too for the "friendship" part of the gate fold challenge; is it acetate?

Another beautiful card, D!

scrap-hil said...

This card is superb! I like the work that there is made!
Thank you for your small message!
To soon