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Sunday, June 02, 2019

Beautiful Promenade, Sympathy Card, Interlocking Rectangle Gate Fold Technique Card

The "Interlocking Rectangle Gate Fold Technique Card" sure is a mouthful of words!  This really is a very fun and simple technique.  You can find a video for this technique here.  

The base of my card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock that was scored at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" on the long side.  The sides are folded inward.

Next I die cut the frame. I used the first, third and fifthth largest "Stitched Rectangle" dies.  The first and third largest were used for the frame.  I set up the dies on a piece of "Share What You Love" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I had also die cut a Whisper White piece to tape to the DSP, I wanted it to be a firmer piece than the original instructions were asking for.

I die cut the center panel using the fifth largest die.  I also die cut a second piece using Whisper White card stock.  I wanted that panel to be firmer too.

I taped the left side of the frame to the left side of the front of the card.  And then I taped the panel to the right side of the right front of the card.  Be sure not to get tape beyond the halfway mark or your card will be taped shut.

For my design, I stamped the flower from the "Beautiful Promenade" set using Rich Razzleberry ink. I also stamped the inside of the flower with Rich Razzleberry ink but I stamped off once. I took the Wink of Stella pen and colored the inside of the flower.  It caused the ink to smear which made the flower look more pink on the inside. A welcomed and fun effect.

I die cut some leaves from the "Beautiful Layers" thinlits that were from the bundle (you can purchase the stamp set and dies at the same time for a discounted price, but this is only when they are first introduced).  The leaves were die cut using Old Olive card stock.

I set the flower in place using Dimensionals.  The leaves were added behind it.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. They were stamped using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch. I set them in place using Dimensionals. I added a leaf behind the word piece using snail tape.  

And for the final touch, I added some crystal rhinestones around the card to give it some bling. 

This is a fun and easy technique.  Watch the video to see how it works and for more instructions.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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