I started my card by cutting out a 6 inch by 12 inch piece of double-sided cardstock. One side had a flower pattern, while the other was a solid color. I then made a score line at 3 inches from either side of the card.
Next I cut out three matching mats for the inside of my card; (2) 2 3/4 inch by 5 3/4 inches and (1) 5 3/4 by 5/ 34 inches.
After gluing down the three mats into the inside of my card, I punched two holes on the outer middle edge of the cards, making sure to line up the holes. Adding eyelets in the holes added some extra durability.
For the center inside of my card, I colored this cute little pixie from the soon-to-be-released Torreads Flora stamp set with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. This new line of stamps features all kinds of adorable pixie characters! I choose TN5, TN7, TN8 for her hair, EB1 and EB2 for her skin, CG1 and CG2 for her dress and leaves in her crown, and GB3 for the flowers in her crown. For a little sparkle, I also added some gold Stickles over all the flowers.
Once I was done, I cut out a couple of mats for my stamped image as well, layering the pieces together.
After gluing down my matted, stamped pixie, I used a tacky glue to adhere a lollipop on the inside left side of my card and some vellum words that I had in my stash on the right hand side. Here's what the completed inside of the card looks like.
For the front of the card, I stamped "Just for You" (also in the Flora stamp set) on a small tag and matted it. I then hole-punched the end of the tag and flower, adding an eyelet to attach the flower to the tag. Lastly, I found a piece of fiber that matched the card, threaded it through the four holes and tag, and tied it in a bow. This gives the card a little bit of an interactive feature, much like opening a present.
Do you like to add goodies to your cards or projects during the holidays or birthdays?
I am entering Gatefold card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamps challenge - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall colors
Enjoy the rest of your day!