Friday, 16 October 2020

Fun Fold Friday #37 - Floating Gate Fold Card with Dressed to Impress

 Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Fun Fold Friday series and this week I have made a Floating Gate Fold card using dsp from the Regals paper stack and the Dressed to Impress stamp set and dies. Let me show you how I made it and you can click on the link below to take you to my YouTube tutorial:


1 piece of real red card stock 6" x 12", 1 piece 3" x 22 and scraps to stamp on
1 piece of whisper white 5 3/4" square, 2 pieces 2 3/4" x 5 3/4", 1 piece 2 3/4" x 1 3/4", 2 pieces 1 1/2" x 5" and scraps for stamping
2 pieces of real red dsp 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Dressed to Impress stamp set
Real red ink
Memento black ink
All dressed up dies
Stampin Cut and Emboss machine
Simply scored
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive
Happiest of Birthdays stamp set


On the long side, score the real red card stock at 3" and 9" and fold and burnish to make your card base.

Stamp your sentiment in the centre of the large piece of whisper white and adhere to the centre of the card base which will be the inside.

Score the 1 1/2" x 5" strips of whisper white on the long side at 1", 3" and 4" and fold and burnish.  Add adhesive to the 1st section (up to the 1" mark) and adhere to the inside of the card, on the gate (see picture), add the other one to the opposite gate towards the bottom of the card.

Now fold these pieces on the 3" score line and add glue to the final section leaving the 2" section and a 1" section clear of adhesive and close the gate.  This should adhere them to the gate and to the inside of the card so that you have a floating base at the top and the bottom, see picture.

Add the mats and layers to the card fronts, leaving equal borders all the way around the edges.

Stamp a perfume bottle, a pair of shoes and a lipstick in real red on whisper white card. Then stamp a perfume bottle and a pair of shoes on real red card with memento black ink.  Die cut all of these shapes.

Adhere the real red ones to the floating bases on the inside of the card and the whisper white ones to the card fronts as shown in the pictures.

Now stamp a sentiment from the happiest of Birthdays stamp set on the final piece of whisper white card and add some flowers from Dressed to Impress around the edges.  You can also add some of these flowers inside the card too.

Adhere this stamped layer to the remaining real red layer and then using dimensionals on the left hand side only, adhere to the card front towards the top.

This is my sample card using melon mambo, which do you prefer?

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XXX

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