Monday, April 16, 2018

Gate-Fold Guy Card

Good morning, friends! And happy Monday!
Anyone who has visited my blog often knows that I prefer creating lovely feminine cards far more than making masculine ones. I really struggle with guy cards...they never seem "done"...probably because I can't add bows, lace, sequins, flowers and "fluff"!
Well, yesterday afternoon I was working with a sketch and wanted to make it into a gate-fold card. That seemed complicated enough, so I chose non-feminine DP and left off the frills.

I dug out an old 6x6 paper pack by Webster's Pages called "Ladies & Gents" so all the colors coordinate perfectly...then I just had to find inks to match. My base cardstock is Paper Studio heavy weight ivory and the inks I used are: FSJ "Coffee Bean", Stampabilities "Lime", Studio G "Aqua" & "Turquoise". To get the right depth of color I used my Misti stamping platform and restamped the pale aqua several times.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment on the front is an Inkadinkadoo stamp, the watch is from a set called "Time Travelers Memories" by Prima, the compass is Sandylion "Are We There Yet?"

And on the inside of the card the sentiment is a SweetStamps stamp, "Old Fashioned Wish", the Bible verse is from Our Daily Bread, "Scripture Series 3".
This was an interesting card to make, but as usual, took me far longer to make than it should have!

I'd like to enter it in a few challenges:

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L. D. said...

The man’s card is a neat card. The planning of it made it turn out great and a good color scheme too. My wife’s friend makes card to share with all the people in her retirement building. If someone says something special to her, they get a card. Your cards are so great.

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! You took your gatefold card to the next level with all the great stamping details! Love the color scheme and sentiments you used! Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO much fun. I love the folds and how you stamped it inside as well. It's really lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us. It's always so nice to have you play along with us.
Word Art Wednesday - I hope you will stop by to visit me!

Bernadet said...

Great card and wonderful pattern!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!!
Bernadet *DT*

Margreet said...

Wow, what a great take on the sketch! Beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful card...Love the patterned papers you used and the color scheme. Thank you for joining our previous Challenge and would like to invite you back to our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I would like to leave you with one of the greatest verses in the Scripture from Romans 5:8 which says, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Have a wonderful day!