Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lacy Gate Fold Anniversary Card

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with my second 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. Making some extra anniversary cards to have on hand is on my January list, so I decided to do another one for this second entry.  If you missed my first entry, you can find it here.

I went with a more formal look for this card using my My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set and my Mark's Finest Papers - Lily of the Valley stamp set.  I stamped the flower image with Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and the sentiment with Versafine ink in Smokey Gray on a scrap of cardstock.  The deep red oval mat and the black patterned paper are from my scrap bag, too.  The lace is a thrift store find.  I like the vintage look it gives.  Repositionable Zots secure the card closed and yet allow it to be opened easily.

Hope you like my card.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I'll be back in a little bit with my last of the three gate-fold cards.


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. Mod Squad Challenge - Love is in the air
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 212 - Use Snippets
5. Rubber Dance Art Stamps January Challenge - Use Black, White + One Other Color (I used a dark red color)
6. House of Cards January Challenge - Embossing or Color Challenge
7. Make My Monday Challenge Blog - Stitching Real or Faux
8. Crafty Boots Challenges - Ribbon or Lace
9. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Best Friends


Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous card. The lace is so pretty and very striking. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Kren Kurts said...

What a beautiful card. Love the addition of the lace! Thanks for joining us at the MFP Stamp Shop Blog Challenge this week! kReN

Di said...

Really beautiful card Janis! The lace is a wonderful touch - perfect in fact!


Di xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful vintage card, Janis. Thanks for joining us again at House of Cards this month. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Em AKA Creative Em
House of Cards DT

Stampsnob. said...

The Panel takes front stage Lovely TFS MFPStampshop.....Lis DT

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is beautiful! I LOVE the fabulous lace border and different textures! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love how you have used the lace in this design, it is a real focal point. Thank you for joining in the fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Bad Kitty said...

love that kitty photo
so cute and wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Marina said...

Feminine and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

Judy Woodland said...

Another beauty. I think gate fold cards are so much fun. Love the oval design, and you have once again used lace on your card, very pretty. Thanks again for playing along this week over at
Mod Squad Challenge

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

This is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamp Challenge.

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Lovely and elegant card. I really like that sentiment!
Thank you so much for entering the January splash challenge at the Rubber Dance blog! ♥

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card! The sentiment and embellishments are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Karenladd said...

Wow, those stitched ovals, combined with real lace, looks so much like an embroidery hoop holding a beautifully stitched piece. Your elegant patterned paper is the perfect touch!

Karenladd said...

AWK! That little kitty in her crocheted shawl and hood is so darn cute! Beautiful cards and cute cats...what's not to love?

Kristiina Majuri said...

Your ntiment is lovely, and I like the lace edge, it really finishes the card :) Thanks for joining in the Rubber Dance challenge!

PLISSA ADD said...

Adorable! Gracias por estar jugando con nosotras en HOC. Saludos, Paula.DT

Fliss said...

Really beautiful card and great stitched element.
Thanks for joining in with my stitching challenge at Make My Monady.
Fliss DT x

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love the lace frill. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

Susanne Rose said...

Such a beauty. Thanks for entering the Rubber Dance Challenge! Use "susanne2016" in the Rubber Dance online store to get 15% discount. Hugs, Susanne.

Daen'Ys said...

Such a gorgeous card, Janis. ....And what a nice idea to use lace for the framing!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Rosi x