Time for another challenge! This week's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch is one I love because I knew right away what type of card I wanted to do! A 6x6 gate fold card was perfect for this sketch.
The Perfect Fit Frames stamp set has awesome frames that work as excellent centers for cards like this so I used one of them and double mounted it. I also used one of the new colours coming out in the soon to be released CTMH catalogue so you get a sneak peek at that. It is called Thistle and I LOVE it! It is such a gorgeous shade of purple and you see it here in the ink, cardstock and a new ribbon as well. One of my favourite papers - For Always - was used as the basis for my card.
I used some old embellishments - stick pins and some bling adhesive gems and I coloured them using a Sharpie marker. The card is held closed using a hook and loop closure on the right side.
*** Just a word of advice - the self-adhesive shimmer trim is scalloped and that was done using my scallop punch. If you do this, be sure to turn your trim upside down (glitter side facing down) or you will gum up your punch very quickly. Even this way, you need to clean out the pieces often (after every 2 punches or so) and it will dull your punch pretty quickly so you need to sharpen it (use aluminum foil to do this - just punch through a few layers of that several times). Be sure to clean out all the pieces of shimmer trim as small pieces can get stuck easily.
Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: For Always Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Thistle Cardstock
Stamps: Perfect Fit Frames, Salutation Seals (ret.), Happy Autumn
Inks: Thistle, Black
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, 11/4 Inch Circle Punch, Foam Tape, Hook and Loop Dots, Purple Shimmer Trim, Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon, Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment, Stick Pins (ret.), Adhesive Gems (ret.), Sharpie marker (not CTMH), Scallop Punch