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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Deeper under the sea.

Happy Sunday blogland. I hope the sun is out and you are having a good day.

I've have been trying out different card shapes, from the usual side, tent fold and easel cards that I usually create. This is my first attempt and I don't think it turned out too bad. I also used my favourite stamp at the moment, the cute mermaid Stamp from La La Land. Let's get to the make......


I wanted to try a variation of a gate fold card. For my card blank I used 2 6x6 scalloped edged cards. I folded the front of both cards in half, so the card front met the central fold. I then glued the two cards together using Cosmic Shimmer glue. I then stamped the image onto bleedproof card. I decided to challenge myself to using different colours of ProMarkers, than I usually use. For her skin I used almond, pale pink and Soft peach ProMarkers. For her hair I used blue grey 1, glacier blue and soft aqua flex marker. The next set of colour, I will be really honest with you, I have never used, just because I didn't think the lightest colour would blend into the other ones. I was happily surprised. For her tail I used holly, forest green and lime green. For her top, I used amethyst and cerise. When all the image was coloured, I fussy cut the image out. To decorate the inside I matted and layered using black card and blue and white spotty paper from my stash. The next layer is yet again is another thing that I have never used before. In my stash I had an A4 sheet of white vellum, that was foiled with silver foiled swirls. The swirls reminded me of waves, so I layered in on top of the blue spotty paper, I used collall 3D glue gel to attached it to the paper. So the glue didn't show, I placed the glue gel in the center of the vellum, because I knew my topper would hide it. I cut out the largest and second largest shapes from Spellbinders decorative labels 22, in black card and green mirri card, I attached them to the vellum using cosmic shimmer. I used 3D glue gel to attach the mermaid to the matted and layered decorative labels 22. For the two front panels I matted and layered it with the green mirri board and the blue spotty paper. I then chose a die cut sentiment from my stash and coloured it with weathered wood distress ink from
Tim Holtz, so it would tie in with the rest of the design. I matted and layered the blue spotty paper onto black card. I attached the sentiment onto the matted card with 3D glue gel and attached it the the front of the card with double sides tape. I then used blue dew drop embellishments from DoCrafts, in different sizes to represent bubbles on both of the front panels and inside the card to represent air bubbles coming from the mermaid.

There we have it, my take on a gatefold card. I hope you enjoy it.

Ian xx

I would like to enter this project into {pin}spirational challenge Challenge #60

13 comments:

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

This is lovely, great shape too. The image is cute as well. Look forward to seeing the different shapes you use, Nicola X

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Ian, love the image and your card design looks wonderful.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Love it Ian xx Jan

Sylvia Anderson said...

I like the shape & the image is so cute..... happy blogging Sweetie x

Nicky Wilcox said...

Ah such a sweet card xxx

Andree said...

A fabulous card Ian, I love the design, spotty paper and the mermaid x

Debbie Fisher said...

A beautiful card Ian with great colouring, thanks for joining us over at {PIN}Spirational Challenge & Good luck xxx

Zella said...

Great card! Great color choices and fold. Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Tammy said...

Absolutely terrific card, love the fold! Thanks for joining this week's {Pin}spirational Challenge!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So pretty!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Nicky Wilcox said...

Such a fab card xxx

Patricia said...

Hello Ian. I came here looking for the beautiful project that you made for Altered Eclectics. Who knew I would find another lovely project instead. I do love your gate fold card. Very nice. glad to be on team with you.

erinstewart said...

What a fab card! You've put so much thought into every detail and it shows. It's adorable! xx