Friday, January 21, 2011

A Gatefold Card

This week's Simon Says Challenge is a really cool one. I chose the brads, flowers and ribbon from the bingo card provided. But when I checked the Allsorts Challenge blog link on the challenge page, boy, I was blown away by all the totally awesome talented creations on it.

I was inspired by their earlier fancy fold challenge. So I searched how to make a gatefold card and made this one:

The inside is very simple with the sentiment from the same PB stamp sets.

This is my first time of making such a card, so quite a few things turned out different from my imagination. The biggest problem is that I don't know how to close it properly. If I ran the ribbon across the card, it looked weird with the focal image. I guess it's because my card size (4 1/4 square when closed) is too small to have too many elements flowing around. I will try to make something larger next time.

Also entered for Penny black at Allsorts Jan. Challenge.


  1. Stunning card Amy. I love the delicious Pinks and Blues and the vibrancy of your card. Lovely stamped image and the lovely soft inking round the edges make it stand out. Gorgeous inner too and a perfect card for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts. Good luck and we hope you will join us next time.


  2. Love the colours Amy and the image is coloured beautifully, thanks for joining us at penny Black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  3. What a gorgeous card, love your delicate colouring, it's very beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  4. Just lovely.

    The colours work together beautifully and such a nice shape and prettily decorated inside.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month, good luck and hope to see you again next month.

    B x

  5. How adorable!! Love the image, and what a fabulous fold!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at penny black at all sorts, hope to see you again next month!

  6. Hi again Amy

    Another great creation.

    Beautiful both inside and out!!

    Gorgeous colours and image. Love it!!!

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts again this month.

    Love Jules xx

  7. This is great! Love the card design and all the great layers! Super cute image!

  8. Cute and lovely card, beautiful colours1
    Thanks for joining in
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts,
    good luck;-))m

  9. Great design, Thanks for joining Penny Black At allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Oh this is cute, what a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane x