Gatefold Whale Card

Lynnea Hollendonner

Posted on September 22 2019

I've been obsessed with gatefold cards lately! I love that they still fit into a regular envelope, but it's a special surprise fold for the recipient! And it's almost effortless to create a gatefold card versus a regular top folding card! I have a video showing you just how I made this card!

I started this card with a piece of cardstock just like I would for any other card - my starting cardstock piece is 5 1/5 x 8 1/5 inches and I scored at 2 1/8 inches from each side. That gives me a finished card size of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches with the edges of the card folding in to the middle! I stamped out the whale and fish images from the Whale Wishes stamp set and colored him with alcohol markers and cut them out with scissors.

I wanted to use the Puddle Jumper 6x6 papers to brighten up my card and I love that they are double sided! I picked out a few patterns to decorate the front and inside panels of my card - keeping to yellow mostly yellow and blue patterns and used liquid glue to adhere them. I used the Practically Oval die set to cut two more patterns of paper - one with the largest oval and one with the smaller scalloped oval die. I wanted the ovals to layer, so I added the scalloped oval to the left side of the card and the larger oval to the right side of the gatefold card. When you open and close the card the ovals layer and peek out from behind! And this is where the double sided papers come in handy because you can see the reverse side of the patterns! Watch my process video for tips and tricks on adhering the layers together!

I finished the card by stamping sentiments from the Whale Wishes stamp set with Raven Hybrid Ink and hiding them behind each other. Usually I don't decorate the inside of my cards, but I decided to stamp some fish for a finishing touch! Thanks for stopping by today!

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