Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Gate Fold Card Challenge

I'm sure you've seen this posted on my blog before... but I love to read other stampers' blogs. In fact, I'm addicted to it. Every night I get my laptop and lounge on the couch reading them.

I was tooling around my favorite's list when I noticed that Beate (on her Fresh and Fun blog) had posted a sketch challenge of her own. Beate is a true stamping goddess and I admire her work. When I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to participate. So... instead of stamping the stack of Father's Day cards I need to make, I created a quick card for her sketch.

Her sketch can be found HERE.

My card was really quick, but I love the colors. I'm not really sure why, but every time I see the Trio Flowers by Gina K Designs, I think Cosmo Cricket's Dutch Girl designer paper.

The card base is Barely banana cardstock. Finished size is 5" x 5", so I started with a 12x12 sheet of paper. As I mentioned, I used Cosmo Cricket Dutch girl paper. The Trio Flowers were colored in with Coral Cameo, Barely Banana and Sage Shadow, oh... and a hint of Bordering Blue for the water. To give the flower more depth, I shaded the image with Prismacolor pencils. I also like to have gate folded cards to have a closure, so I added some hardware and apricot grosgrain. The only other detail is really the Crystal Effects for the flower centers and water.

I'm not sure if I really qualify for the sketch since I omitted the sentiment, but this was a fun and fast card. I'll have to watch for another challenge!

Thanks for looking!


  1. This is fabulous, Lisa! I love it!!!

  2. Great card, love those colors together.

  3. Very pretty! Love the patterned paper and the "water" in the vase! :)

  4. Could you please contact me at ladydian@shaw.ca
    I would like to showcase your card in the Scor-Pal Gallery for Gate-Fold cards. Your card is awesome!!!