Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Monochromatic Happy Anniversary

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with the first of 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 one of them first.  

I chose cream and yellow pieces from my scrap bags and stamped a lovely dogwood branch image from my Mark's Finest Papers - Works of Art stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. I did the same thing with an old Inkadinkadoo Happy Anniversary stamp. This stamp has flowers on it, too, but I only inked the words.

I inked the edges of a couple layers and rolled them slightly for a vintage look on the "gate" part of the card and used some subtly patterned paper with a delicate print for the side panels.  I finished the outside with a bit of lace tied in a bow.  

For the inside, I used the sentiment from my Mark's Finest Papers - Lily of the Valley stamp set. It is actually a wedding set, but I think the words work well for an anniversary, also. I stamped them with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and used Vintage Photo for some scattered hearts. Repositionable Zots hold the front panel closed but still let it be easily opened.

I have two other gate-fold cards to post, so I'll see you soon!


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. One Crazy Stamper January Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #218 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Double Click Connections Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
5. Mod Squad Challenge - Love is in the air
6. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 212 - Use Snippets


  1. This is soooo pretty and I'm totally loving the vintage feel. Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  2. Oh, that is just gorgeous :-)
    I also love the kitty photo - how cute is that AND they make a heart !!! :-D Adorable.

    IKE xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Janis - and I do love gate fold cards.

    Such a cute kitty piccie - loving the heart they made :))


    Di xx

  4. Beautiful card, Janis. I love the simplicity of it with that wonderful bow! Thanks for joining us at the MFP Stamp Shop Blog Challenge this week! kReN

  5. Almost vintage this is gorgeous Janis
    StampShop..Lis DT

  6. What a lovely card. I really like the aged feel of this, and doing a gate fold in this way is very unique. Pretty lace accent, and I love the gold embossing. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week over at
    Mod Squad Challenge

  7. Your card came our great, the ribbon is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
    Lori Design Team Member

  8. Your card came our great, the ribbon is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
    Lori Design Team Member

  9. Great card! Love the vintage look! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamp Challenge.

  10. What an absolutely sweet little card! I love the classic romantic look it has with those lovely neutral tones. I also like how you added the embossing for an extra bit of POW! The sentiment inside is precious and this whole thing made me smile! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. The inked and distressed edges on this beautiful gatefold card make it look like a wood-burned piece. The simple gold heat embossing gives a real elegance to this card and love the texture from that bit of lace. All three of your gate-fold cards are so unique in style and flavor.

  12. Great card! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  13. Ohhhhhhhh this is beautiful!!!!!!!!! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

  14. Looking good with the clean and simple stamping. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

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