Monday, October 29, 2012

The Double gate fold card Tutorial

The double gate fold card is a fairly new fold circulating around card-making sites.
Here is what you need:
A double sided patterned paper measuring 5 6/8" x 12" (14.6 x 30.5cm)
White cardstock (1/2 A4 sheet)
Simply Scored tool with scoring stylus.
Bone folder.
Stampin' Trimmer or Tabletop cutter.
Anywhere Glue stick
Big shot and Apothecary accents dies
Butterfly punch
Stampsets: Friendly Phrases and Papillon Potpouri
Ink and sponges.
Step 1. Score your patterned paper at 2", 4", 8" and 10".
Tip: Using the Simply Scored Tool set the place markers at the measurements on the ruler along the top.  
Simply pull your scoring Stylus down towards you along the grooved lines. 
Step 2. Turn your paper and make a small mark at the 2 7/8" point
(or just pinch the piece in half at the top).
Step 3. Trim off the two corners.
Using your paper trimmer, just line up the pinch fold mark with the 4" fold diagonally.
 It will look something like this:
 Step 4. Fold the 4" score line over to the 8" score line. Repeat on the other side.
 Step 5. Then fold the flaps, at the 2" score, back to the outer edge to make the double gate.
 Looking a bit like this:
Step 6. Now, Take the triangle that you cut off the right hand side and glue it down onto the left hand panel.
Step 7.   Fold creases flat with your bone folder.
Now you are ready to embellish your double gate fold card.
 Step 8. Stamp one of the die cut shapes from the Apothecary Accents framelits
 with a sentiment for your card and sponge the edges in a coordinating ink colour.
I have used Raspberry Ripple to match my in-colour Foral District papers.
 Step 9.  For the insert you could cut a piece of whisper white cardstock to fit the inside panel.
(approx 5 1/2" x 3 3/4")
You can die cut the largest framelit shape from the Apothecary Accent Dies in your Big shot machine.
Step 10.  Adhere the sponged panels to your card.
Note: the front sentiment is only adhered by one dimensional on the left hand side.
I have stamped my inner panel with butterflies from Papillon Potpouri (in summer starfruit ink).
And sponged  the edges with midnight muse ink.
Step 11. You can punch or cut a butterfly shape and stick it on the right hand side panel to help with holding the card closed. The larger the butterfly the better the closure.


1 comment:

  1. Nerida I love your tutorials. Very thorough love the way you used the Stampin Up score pad.


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