This fancy fold is a variation on the gatefold card where the right and left sides of the card come together to meet in the center, something like a stage curtain.
Although I have created this card as a birthday card, don't you agree that it would make a truly lovely Mother's Day card? I mean, a (chrysanthe)mum for Mum?
It looks so interesting when it is standing, with all the components freeing themselves from each other.
Upon first laying my eyes on the beautiful chrysanthemum in the Blooming With Kindness set, many ways of using this image popped into my already-full brain.
For this card, it was fairly easy to achieve a stunning look. I used heat embossing and -- guess what! -- emboss resist!!
To recreate your own card, here's how you do it:
Whisper White card stock
Regal Rose card stock (unfortunately Regal Rose is retiring)
Blooming With Kindness
Regal Rose ink
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Black Embossing Powder
Using the Simply Scored, score a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Regal Rose card stock at 2 1/8" and at 6 3/8". Crease with a bone folder on these score lines to create a gatefold card.
Place a 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock inside the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and run it through the Big Shot. Cut this piece in half vertically so each piece measures 1 7/8". Attach these pieces to each of the gatefold flaps.
Rub a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock well with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp the chrysanthemum in VersaMark. Cover the stamped image with Black Embossing Powder, tapping the excess powder back into its container. Heat to emboss.
With a Sponge Dauber, add Regal Rose ink to the embossed flower, using a gentle touch at first. You can always darken areas if you want a more dramatic look.
Adhere the finished flower piece to a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Regal Rose card stock. DON'T PUT ADHESIVE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PIECE. Attach to the right flap of the gatefold.
On a 1 1/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp sentiment in Regal Rose ink. Attach this to a 1 1/2" x 3 `1/4" piece of Regal Rose card stock. DON'T PUT ADHESIVE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PIECE. Adhere to the left panel of the gatefold.