Saturday, April 1, 2017

Splitcoaststampers April Fools Virtual Stamping Night

I am hostessing a challenge for the Splitcoaststampers April Fools Virtual Stamping Night.
 My challenge is to make a Gate Fold Latch Card.
I love making these.  First, I made a gate fold card by cutting a 11 x 8 1/2" and scoring at 2 3/4 and 8 1/4 along the long side. Just fold it up and it makes a gate fold card. Next, I cut a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 and adhered to the bottom of the card front.  Next I used SugarPea Designs SugarCut - Zig Zag Stitched Circles to cut out my two circles die cutting through two pieces of paper for each, the frame and the inner circle.  It did not cut through both pieces of cardstock, so I separated them and ran the second through alone to cut all the way through.  I adhered the two frames and inners together to make one of each. This makes the latch more durable when opening and closing. 
I drew a line on the white circle panel
then masked off the line with painters tape and sponged a little bit of a background using Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China and Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Then I used Lawn Fawn's Hoppy Easter Stamp Set and Hoppy Easter Lawn Cuts to stamp and die cut my bunny and five carrots.  I used Copics: C0, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, YR02, YR04, YR07, YG21, YG23, YG25, R20, R22 to color them up and pop them up on my card using foam dots.

Here comes the latch part.
To make the latch, I took the circle frame centered it and attached it to my card front using foam tape ONLY ON THE TOP HALF.  Then I took my center circle and attached it with foam tape ONLY ON THE BOTTOM HALF.  That makes the latch. To open you gently squeeze the ends to loosen the latch. 

Stamps: Hoppy Easter (Lawn Fawn)  Paper: Recollections White, Black 110# (Michaels), Perfectly Plaid Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn), Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink)  Ink:  Hybrid Black Licorice (My Favorite Things), VersaMark, Copics:C0, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, YR02, YR04, YR07, YG21, YG23, YG25, R20, R22, Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China, Staedtler .05 black pen  Accessories: SugarCut - Zig Zag Stitched Circles (SugarPea Designs), Cuttlebug, Hoppy Easter Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn), anti-static embossing pouch, heat tool, foam tape  Techniques: Gate Fold Latch Card, Heat Embossing


Patti J said...

Lisa, this is adorable! Love that sweet plaid paper, and the shading around your image is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration - so happy to see you here on the YNS team!!! They are lucky to have you, and I'm insanely jealous - love their sweet stamps!

Tracy said...

LOVE this design. The way you created the latch is fantastic. Precious bunnies too. Hugs!

lostinpaper said...

Always a treat to the eyes when i visit your blog Lisa!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, how about that! Clever! Cute, too!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so cute and I love the bright colors.

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