Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Be Inspired # 42 - National Friendship Day




This week's challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge blog is to create a gate fold card. Do you ever have trouble getting your folds to come together at the center? Then you need a Score-it ;) I'm just here to enable...LOL). It creates perfect score lines and it is easy to use.

I stamped this frame stamp and colored with markers. I cut the frames apart using my metal ruler and Xacto knife. I glued the largest frame and center square only on the left side, and glued the center frame only on the right side. I created the center embossed rectanlges using Score-it. (Click last picture to see better.) I was inspired by the new Cuttlebug journaling embossing folder.

I often use belly bands to hold my gate fold cards closed. Using a frame stamp used this way is another option; the frames hold the card closed, if you don't embellish too much on the inside of the card.

On the inside left and right panels I used my Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder. So what do you think?
Supplies:
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Victoria
Stamps: Magenta (frame); A Muse (Queen for the day)
rub-ons: KI Memories
card stock: SU! Whisper White, Old Olive, Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette
markers: Copic (E00); SU! Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie (sorry, Kristie!), and Regal Rose

20 comments:

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, you went to town on this one June! I love all the detail. Great way to use that Journaling ef. The Victoria folder embossing is a nice touch too. Great Job!...............Deanna

Leslie Hanna said...

you cut so nice and straight! I could never pull this off!

Debbie said...

June, these are absolutely ~ LOVELY!!! Such a beautiful image too. Love the gatefold card. I do have a Scor It, I should probably use it more often!

These cards are so beautifully designed.

Ingrid said...

You did a wonderful job, June. Your card is beautiful.

Karen said...

What a beautful work of art June!
Gorgeous card and I love all the inside stuff!

Hugs,
Karen

Angie Tieman said...

June, this is sooo pretty! Love all those layers, it seems never-ending!!

dannisdoodles said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL June!

SMK said...

hehe... you're just here to enable... :P i am so loving this card! i really like how the front extends over the whole card, it's so cool!!! love it :D

Beth said...

Gorgeous June and so much detail lovely work of art.
Hugs
Beth

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely beautiful June! I super love the way you created the interlocking frames! What a great effect!

(-: Heidi

Terrie B x said...

Hi June your card is truly `Beautifuul`
I sooo love Magenta stamps they are so elegantly `Beautiful`...
and you completly `Rocked` them...
Your Artwork is `stunning` TFI
Enjoy the rest of your week:)xxx

MadonnaDunn said...

Love your gatefold June!! And I reckon Pumpkin Pie Rocks!! :P to KM!! LOL

Hanneke said...

Beautiful card, June!! Wonderful job with this challenge!


xoxo

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a stunning card - your layout and design is fantastic!!

Jenny said...

Hi June! This is such a lovely and beautiful card. I just love all that flower designs and the frame is awesome. I have a blog award for you.

http://littlejennyscreations.blogspot.com/


Jenny

Silli said...

Hello sweet June, your card is soooo very beautiful. I love the folder, I love the papaers... Thats so great. Hugs and happy day for you! Silke

Jackie G said...

Very beautiful!!

Alysabeth said...

I absolutely enjoy your blog and would like to give you an award I just received. The keys is to pass it on to 5 bloggers that inspire you:o)

alienanessa said...

Jeepers, I don't even know what to say...this card is stinkin' incredible!! I can't even get my mind around how much work you put into it - yowy!!

Chris said...

A gorgeous card June, you've definitely inspired me to do this challenge! A great idea to use the frames in such a clever way to keep the card closed, thanks for sharing that. Everything is so pretty, I love it. Chris x