Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gate-Fold Sympathy Card

Hi, Friends......

I am back with my last in a series of three gate-fold cards I made for the current Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge. They included a very nice tutorial on making gate-fold cards to follow for this challenge.  This time I made a rather masculine-looking sympathy card to have on hand.  If you missed my first two gate-fold cards, you can see them here and here.  

For the simple floral image, I used my Mark's Finest Papers - Nature's Brushstrokes stamp set and Distress Ink in Black Soot.  I stamped off onto a different piece of paper to mute the intensity of the ink before stamping onto my focal panel and then I heat embossed it with clear powder. I cut scraps for my panels with my My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set.  I like the clean, tailored look.  I kept with dark tones so the card would be suitable for a man, but heat embossed the sentiment from my stash with white powder to make it stand out against the deep leafy patterned paper scraps.

Thanks for taking a look at my cards today!  I hope you are having a wonderful mid-week!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Gate Fold Card tutorial challenge
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #218 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 212 - Use Snippets
4. House of Cards January Challenge - Embossing or Color Challenge
5. Make My Monday Challenge Blog - Stitching Real or Faux


Kren Kurts said...

Janis, I love Nature's Brushstrokes and I love how you used it on your gatefold card. Thanks for joining us at the MFP Stamp Shop Blog Challenge this week! kReN

Di said...

Another lovely gatefold card Janis - I feel the urge to make one!


Di xx

maria f. said...

Your card has a nice, clean look to it. Pretty.

Stampsnob. said...

You are on a roll girl this is just beautiful........Lis MFP Stampshop

Shawna Standish said...

Oh Janis this is such a peaceful card. And your gatefold card is so perfectly done. Accurate and so pretty great job.. thank you so much for joining us at HOC.
Cyber hugs
Shawna DT

Mynn Kitchen said...

Another gorgeous card, Janis! I LOVE the beautiful colors and fabulous fold! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful that gate fold look.

Marina said...

Great example of a gatefold card and I love the masculine colours here. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Very nice! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamp Challenge.

Karenladd said...

Oh, those stitched ovals look so classy and elegant against the leaf print and that dark gray is gorgeous! Would not have thought to combine dark gray and pale green but the effect is so beautiful!