Saturday, November 3, 2018

Three Amigos - Gate Fold Card and Vellum Envelope

Welcome to November's challenge at Three Amigos

I love this month's challenge - it is all about interactive projects! I went looking for something interesting to do when I was asked to be the Guest Designer this month. This challenge is open to SO many possible interpretations. 

I found a gate fold card and then decided to expand on it, creating a hidden pocket in the back, allowing somewhere to write a message, and these kinds of cards usually don't stay closed very well, so a band is often required. Rather than using a band that slides on, I decided to create one that closes using hook and loop dots. 
The flowers and leaves were created using a lot of masking - thanks to a stamping platform, it made that process go much easier as the flowers were also stamped in second generation. 
Finally, I wanted an envelope into which the finished card could be placed but I wanted to card to be able to be seen through the envelope. Had I thought about that first, I would have created the card in a smaller size rather than 6x6 but it was too late for that. I used vellum for the envelope but I had to cover the adhesive along the sides with some patterned paper because I had to make the envelope slightly larger than 6x6 for the card to fit inside. Ah, the life of paper crafters - not mistakes, but opportunities to embellish, right? 

Below, I have included several photos so you can see the entire project in all its parts. 

Here is the entire project opened up. 

Let's back up to the beginning and see what it looks like when it is all closed up...

This is the card removed from the vellum envelope. 

Here you see the band and how it can be attached with the hook and loops dots. 

This shows the opened card with the slide out card in the back for the purpose of writing a message. 
There is a pocket on the back where that piece slides in. 

This is just a close-up of the centre section to show the masking of the flowers and leaves. 

And finally. another picture (the same one) of the complete open project with all the pieces.

Come and join the Three Amigos challenge and share your interactive project with us! 
We can't wait to see what you create :) 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Live Beautifully Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Ballerina Cardstock, Vellum, Gold Foil Paper (all CTMH)
Stamps: Chelsea Garden Cardmaking, Chelsea Garden Scrapbooking, Happy Times, Frame it Up, Have a Happy Day (all CTMH)
Inks: Eggplant, Charcoal, New England Ivy (all CTMH)
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Gold Glitter Gems, Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts, Oval Thin Cuts,  Rose Embossing Folder, White and Gold Twine, Thin Foam Tape (All CTMH), Scalloped Squares, Tags, Tags 2 (all Nestabilities)



  1. Oh, Alyson, this card is beautiful!! Every detail from the rolled flowers, to the stamped panels, to the vellum envelope shows this was a labor of love. Thank you for guest designing with Three Amigos this month!

  2. Beautiful Card! It must have taken forever to make!

  3. Gorgeous as usual are such a talented artist.

  4. Lovely folds and pretty card, Alyson!


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