Stamp-Along Card Tutorial - Floral Gatefold Card

Hello Crafters,

What better way is there to start a new month than to join in on one of our much-loved Stamp-Along sessions? Using the newly-launched Blooming Frames dies, along with the beautiful Christmas Magnolia stamp and die set (proving that this set is incredibly versatile and can be used year-round!), Chloe has created this terrific teal treat! 

You can join Chloe on Wednesday, 1st February at 2pm where she will guide you every step of the way!

Here's a close-up image of the main sentiment panel as well as the floral borders used as the side gatefold sections - it's truly stunning, isn't it?!

There are lots of techniques used here, including using acetate in your creations which many people struggle with, so it's a great one to learn new skills and give you ideas for future projects! 
During the Stamp-Along, you'll be able to craft along with Chloe while watching the video; it'll be like having a live workshop in the comfort of your own home! You will, quite literally, be stamping along with Chloe! You will be able to ask questions and comment as you're watching, and Chloe will be monitoring the comments and questions coming through, she'll be able to answer there and then - how great is that? 
We realise that not everyone can join in live as it happens, so don't worry if you're one of these as we'll be posting the video on our Facebook Page and Youtube channel, so that you can catch up and revisit any time you want. 
Chloe has also created full step-by-step instructions and material listing for you to follow along, but to make it even easier for you, we've also created a downloadable, printable version that you'll be able to go back to time and time again. This digital PDF even has all the products linked to our website, so if there's anything you need to buy ahead of the live, you can simply click on the product and it will take you through to the relevant product page on our website. Please note, items that aren't available on our website will have no links. You can also substitute certain items if you don't have them in your craft stash. If you would like to make a card for an occasion other than for a birthday, then you can also substitute the central sentiment.  


To help save a bit of time, there's also a handy list of elements at the bottom of this page that you need to prep prior to the live video. Doing this will mean that we can all finish the project at the same time!

Materials:

Instructions:


Take your two card blanks, measure halfway across the front of both and cut down the middle. Stick both card blanks together to create a gatefold-style card.

2 Cut two strips of teal patterned paper to 3¾x7¾”, edge with a chisel-tip glue pen, cover with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter, and affix to the base card.

3 Trim two strips of Lagoon mirror card to 3¼x7¼” and affix to the base card using foam pads. Cut two 3x7” strips of teal paper, then cut two strips of white cardstock to 2¾x6¾”. Place the Floral Lace Border die in the centre of the white strips and cut.

4 Place a strip of double-sided adhesive paper behind the die-cut image, remove the backing and affix to the teal paper strips. Cover with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter to create a glittery background.

5 Edge teal paper with a chisel-tip glue pen, cover with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter and affix to the base card using foam pads.

6 Stamp four large Christmas Magnolias and four medium Christmas Magnolias onto teal patterned paper using a clear embossing inkpad, cover with Uptown embossing glitter and heat to set. Fussy cut or die-cut the flowers.

7 Ink the centres of the flowers using Peacock Feathers and a piece of Cut’n’Dry foam. Allow ink time to dry then apply dots of PVA glue to the centres of the petals and cover with Crystallina glitter.

8 Allow the glue to dry, then pinch the petals down the centre to create a valley fold. Layer two large flowers together, affixing in the centre with 3D glue gel. Repeat so you have two large flowers. Layer two medium flowers together, affixing in the centre with 3D glue gel. Repeat so you have two medium flowers.

9 Stamp two large and two medium flowers onto heat-resistant acetate using a clear embossing inkpad, cover with Uptown embossing glitter and heat to set. Cut out the flowers. Apply dots of PVA glue to the centre of the petals and cover with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter.

10 Die-cut four stamen from white cardstock, apply dots of PVA glue to the edges of the stamen, and cover with Jazzy Jade Sparkelicious glitter.

11 Pull the petals up on the acetate layers and affix in the centres of the flowers using 3D glue gel. Apply a dot of 3D glue gel to the back of the stamen and affix in the centre of the flower. Add a jewel to the centre of each of the flowers too. Attach the flowers to the base card, as shown, using 3D glue gel.

12 Stamp two Dazzling Foliage strands onto heat-resistant acetate using a clear embossing inkpad, cover with Uptown embossing glitter, and heat to set. Cut out the foliage, apply dots of PVA glue and cover with Diamante Sparkle embossing glitter. Affix the foliage behind the flowers using 3D glue gel.

13 Die-cut plain diamonds from white cardstock, edge the largest layer using a chisel-tip glue pen and cover with Crystallina Sparkelicious glitter. Die-cut the Fancy Diamond from teal paper. Layer the diamonds together and affix in the centre of the card.

14 Finally, stamp ‘Birthday’ and ‘Wishes’ onto white cardstock using a clear embossing inkpad, cover with Uptown embossing glitter and heat to set. Cut out the sentiment and affix in centre of card using foam pads.

     

    If you want to get ahead, here's what you can have prepped ready before the Stamp-Along:

    • Any die-cutting.
    • Cut the following matts and layers to size:
            Teal patterned paper: 3¾x7¾” (x2), 3x7" (x2)
            Lagoon mirror card: 3¼x7¼” (x2)
            White cardstock: 2¾x6¾” (x2)
    • If you'd like to get a little further ahead, you could stamp and emboss the elements ahead of time too. 

      DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTION SHEET HERE

       I'd love to see your makes, so don't forget to share them on the Chloe's Creative Cards Facebook Group


      1 comment


      • Delores Cover

        Looks fabulous, thanks for he advance information


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