This card uses Stampin' Up!'s retired Falling Flowers stamp set (I really miss these easy to color bold flowers!) and the May Flowers framelits, as well as the Layering Circles dies. The card base is Granny Apple Green with a circle of Bermuda Bay card stock and Whisper White for the greeting and flowers.
I then stamped the flowers on Whisper White cardstock using the Jet Black Staz-On ink pad. I colored the flowers with Stampin' Blends in Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Highland Heather. I cut them out using my Big Shot and the coordinating Framelits.
To create the thin Bermuda Bay circle frame, I used the largest and the second to largest circles in the Layering Circles dies. I started by cutting the smaller circle first. Then, I carefully laid the larger circle over the opening ensuring that it was centered. I used a couple of pieces of washi tape to hold it in place while I was cutting.
Now comes the slightly tricky part. I attached the Whisper White circle to the front of the card but only put glue on the right half (this will be the left half of your white circle when it's upside down). Then I attached the Bermuda Bay circle frame to the front but glued only the left half. Now you can see how the card fits together to open and close.
Finally, I arranged my flowers on the front of the card and carefully glued them in place. It's important to only put glue where they will touch the Granny Apple Green or Bermuda Bay cardstock. You don't want to glue any of the flowers to the Whisper White cardstock as this will prevent the card from opening. I finished the whole thing off with a few of the enamel dots I had previously made.
If you have questions on creating this Wow! card, leave a comment. Or, show me your own gate fold cards. I love to see your creations!
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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