Friday, 5 February 2016

Gatefold Valentine Using Gecko Galz Ephemera

Here is another simple but high impact Valentine that you can create with very few supplies and very little effort.

What you Need:
Red Cardstock
Digital Image from Gecko Galz
Digital Design Paper from Gecko Galz
White Enamel Accents (or white paint)
Paper Flowers
Adhesive Backed Pearls
White Paper Doily


Scoring Board
Bone Folder
Paper Trimmer
Heart shaped die and machine or scissors to freehand the Heart Cutout

How To:

  1. Using your paper trimmer cut a 12x12 piece of red cardstock in half. Set one piece aside to make another valentine if you so desire.
  2. Using your score board, score at the the 3 and 9 inch marks.
  3. Use your bone folder to give a nice clean crisp edge to the two folds as you bring them forward. You should now have a 6x6 card base with a cut down the centre front.
  4. Use your heart die or freehand cut a heart out of the centre front being sure not to cut through to back paper. Be sure to align heart so that it is perfectly even on both sides of the cut.
  5. Adhere a doily over the heart cut out space and carefully trim it to match the opening and also cut it so that it opens with the card.
  6. Using a scrap piece of cardstock cut a heart shape larger than your operning and then cut it again to create a hollow heart shape. 
  7. Glue the cardstock heart image to the left side panel only so that the card can still open.
  8. Decorate the face of the card with the white enamel or white paint.
  9. Adhere your flowers to the bottom of the card, ensure that they do not inhibit the card opening.
  10. Add some adhesive backed pearls around the heart.
  11. Cut a 53/4 square piece of design paper and adhere it to the inside of the card.
  12. Centre your focal image (in my case gecko Galz Ephemera) making sure it is showing properly through the heart cutout.
  13. Add any sentiment you wish to the inside of the card using stamps or pens.

  14. Once you get the hang of this card it becomes an incredibly easy card to create. It is a cute layout for any occasion.