Wednesday 1 May 2019

Basically, it's a Gatefold

Morning all.  It's a new Back to Basics and Beyond day today.  The challenge is to create a gate fold card.  Now there's something I haven't done in years!

The challenge for me was to make my card look like a gate fold.  As I scan my cards it's pretty hard to tell.   I created a 5x5 gate fold blank and covered it in pretty paper.  I added a fancy edge to each side of my gate and used a silver peel off to cover the other edge.  The frame is stuck to one half of the fold and the middle is stuck to the other so that they separate when open.  I then dug out some old decoupage  and added it to the middle.  I can't remember who the sheet came from.  I have a box of decoupage bits and other toppers that I cut out and then discarded.

I wish I was better at taking photos so you could see the full effect.  I got the idea from this card on Pinterest.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with for this challenge as I don't do fancy folds as a rule.  I'm looking to you lot to inspire me.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. Beautiful card Dawn, love the image and papers, we had the same idea about framing our image

  2. Gorgeous card and image Dawn, I love the soft colors!
    Hugs, Tammy

  3. A beautiful card Dawn, lovely colour choices.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  4. Ohhh Dawn, your card is so pretty. Love the papers you used and the presents as the main image :)

  5. What a pretty card Dawn, it's such lovely colours and the gift topper is perfect.
    Jenny x

  6. I haven't made one of these for years either Dawn. I am loving the gorgeous colours you have used. It just looks so fresh and beautiful.

  7. Beautiful card, love the colours and papers. Emmax

  8. It’s been a long time since I made a gatefold card as well Dawn! Gorgeous card, pretty paper and image.
    Janice x