Thursday, January 11, 2018

Gatefold Die Cut Wedding Card

An upcoming wedding prompted me to make this card.  I purchased the Sizzix die sets awhile ago knowing they would come in handy for many occasions.  I love the shape of the gatefold card and the delicate rose die cuts really add to the romantic look. I had intended to make an all white card, but I couldn't find just the right white paper for the base.  Instead, I found some pale blue sheets in my stash, but because they were too thin I doubled them up to add thickness.  The double sheets allowed me to glue the ribbon in between.  I found just the right ribbon and charm in the wedding section of HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  I ran the delicate rose die cuts through my Xyron adhesive machine  before applying them to the front of the card. (Dust with powder to eliminate stickiness.)
The card opens to reveal a Marianne Design die cut couple on a brushed silver heart (Sizzix die). The words were cut from silver foil paper (DCWV) using dies from a Sizzix set.  The small roses in the corners were made with dies  from another Sizzix set that coordinates with the Gatefold Card set.
I used a Paper Smooches die to cut the pocket that I attached to the back of the card. This pocket is to discretely hold the monetary gift. I added a Mrs. Grossman sticker to accent the pocket.

 To fancy up the front and back of the envelope I used Studio G wooden handled stamps (from HM BFC) and stamped in blue grey ink that was heat embossed with clear NUVO sparkle powder.
Because I used just dies (no coloring) on this card, it was quite easy.  I like the clean-cut professional look of the card and I plan to use the gatefold dies on future cards.  There are so many ways to incorporate colors and specialty papers to create entirely different cards.  Look for these gatefold card sets at BFC and let your imagination go wild!


Shirley N said...

Your gatefold wedding card is stunning, Lynn! I love the color and your rose die cuts made it even more elegant. Beautiful card design!

Annette Allen said...

oh wow this card is gorgeous.. great job.. it is perfect

yyam said...

Classy and timeless!

eunice said...

What a gorgeous wedding card, Lynn! I think the pale blue base on your card worked out beautifully, for a subtle, yet stunning contrast. all the very intricate die cuts on your card... cuts that thin and delicate can only be achieved with die cutting... my silhouette would have a fit! And, I love your tied ribbon closure with the charm. Double layering your card to hold the ribbon...great idea!

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