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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Trifold Inside a Gatefold Card

I decided to use some more of my Royal Garden paper from DCWV. (It's pink Jill)!

This paper has sort of an oriental look, and sort of persian look to it, and I love gatefold cards for both of those styles. I also thought that since this paper is very fancy, I would add a surprise element, so I put a trifold card inside.

This paper came with a sheet that could be cut into borders, and I thought the pretty pink and white border on the front would make great doors, so I used the pink and white theme, matted with gold all through the card.

For the front, I used a Spellbinders die to make the fancy door handle. I was so worried about getting it straight on the doors that I messed up the height, so it is a bit higher than it should be, but since the card was finished except for the door handle, and it was stuck down in good shape, it will have to stay that way. I added an identical die cut to the other side to add strength and make it look more finished when open.

I finished the front by adding a ton of pearls. I also made the front doors overlapping because it stays closed that way, and I also only wanted to use one solid die cut for the handle.

This is what you see when you open the front doors.

And this is the first part of the inside trifold open once.

Here it is fully open.


Myrna said...

Love your gatefold/trifold card.
So much more fun than plain cards.

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Kathi. Love the effect when it's closed x

Olga said...

such a lovely card!!!

Antoinette Voorn said...

Wowiie terrific card!!! Love the inside... Superrr

Greetings Antoinette