Easy Masculine Card!
I love creating an easy masculine card and adding an “interlocking gate fold” keeps it interesting and fun too! I first came across this idea on Pinterest and loved the sample created by fellow demonstrator, Sara Rayner. (You can view her original project at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/110901209548748547/)
I chose the Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper and Island Indigo Ink to go with the Wetlands stamp set:
The “gate fold” is easily created by scoring 2 1/8″ from each side of the Island Indigo cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″). The Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper is trimmed to 2″ x 5 3/8″ and layered to each side.
The images from the Wetlands set are stamped in Island Indigo on Whisper White cardstock and die-cut with the Banner Framelits (3rd size up from the smallest). Make sure two of the images have the points going to the right, and the greeting has the points going to the left. Layer the stamped images to Island Indigo cardstock die-cut with the next size larger in the Banner Framelits and add to the front of the card with Dimensionals.
You can see how the banner elements are staggered so they interlock when closed. It’s such a fun feature to this otherwise simple and easy masculine card.
The inside panel is Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5 1/4″) and accented with a couple of the images stamped along the bottom leaving plenty of room for a personal message.
I like keeping clean and simple lines for masculine cards and prefer to not “fuss” it up too much. I think the guys appreciate the less fussy cards too
If you like step by step instructions, you can watch the video tutorial:
The video also shares some tips using the Magnetic Platform with Stampin’ Up!’s framelits. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel and share your favorite video tutorials with your stamping friends – and leave a comment or two while you’re there 😉
Here’s the list of supplies for this project with links to make purchasing online even easier:
Ink: Island Indigo
I actually mistakenly added a project to my April class that we had already created in the March stamp camp – oops! My customers are so sweet and no one said anything but I’m substituting this project for the duplicate one. I think they are really going to enjoy creating this easy masculine card with a fun and unexpected fold – don’t you?