Friday, February 24, 2012

Chocolate Anyone!!!!

Hi Everyone!! Dawn B here on this Friday with another sneak peek using the Anthony and Burt stamp sets.  This Never Too Much Chocolate stamp collection is available today at Crafter's Companion! I am really loving this new stamp collection with these cute frogs and flies.

My project today used the Anthony and Burt Eating Chocolate stamp set. As I was coloring my image, I decided that it would look great on a gate fold card.


To make a 6" square Gatefold card, you take a 12x12 piece of card stock and cut it in half to the size of 6x12. I used my Ultimate Crafter's Tool to score my card. You will use the marking that says Gatefold 12x12 (this will be on one of the top sides of the tool, you will want to place the handle side to your left).  Place the 6" side of your card stock, up against the handle side of the tool and score at the gatefold 12x12 mark.  Then turn your paper 180 degrees and score the other side at the same score mark.  This will give you a 3" flap on both sides, you will fold the score lines so that the flaps meet in the middle.  This is the basic design of a 6" square gatefold card.  You can also make these in many different sizes.  The manual that comes with the Ultimate Crafter's Tool shows you several different sizes and where to score the card stock.  This is one awesome tool that can be used for many different things.  Check it out in the store HERE.



Once you have your card base scored and folded, you then decorate each side as you please.  On the front of my card, I have my image matted in the middle of the card front.  I took and only put tape onto half of my matted image and stuck that to only one of the flaps on the front of the card.  See pictures to left and below to see where I placed my matted image and what it will look like.

My stamped image is colored with alcohol ink markers.  I took and stamped a second image and colored only the fly (Anthony).  I took and fussy cut around him and popped him up over top of him on the colored image.  I added some lace and brown ribbon and made a flat double bow with a pearl brad holding it together.  I went a bit crazy with the pearls.  I made several swirls using the smallest pearls that were in my pearl pack.  

On the inside, I left it pretty simple. I just added some DP paper that came from the same paper pad that matched the DP I used on the front of my card.  I also added a few pearls and matted my sentiment to match my colored image on the front.  Here is what the inside looks like and what the card looks like opened: 


And a closer look at the sentiment:


And one of my colored image:




Aren't these images the cutest things.  You will be able to get them at Crafter's Companion  today.  

See you all next Friday with another sneak peek of another new release......


Thanks for Stopping By,
Dawn



5 comments:

Trena in Naperville said...

So cute Dawn!! I dig your coloring - makes me want some chocolate and cup cakes! :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Paula Huiras said...

The Green and Brown colors work so well together. Love the gate fold, the jewels, ribbon...
PH

Kathy said...

Beautiful card, inside and out!! Love your coloring, and the greens and browns go so well together.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

love the card Dawn!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This really is beautiful inside and out! Love that ribbon use sweetie