Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Twist of Faith #46 - Gate Fold Christmas Card

Twist of Faith Card Challenges

This week at Twist of Faith we'd like to invite you to join us in making
You have the option to make your card any theme you would like - as long as it's a Gate Fold card.  And of course includes a scripture, uplifting quote/sentiment, or positive verse.

Our sponsor for the week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, who has generously offered the winner of this weeks challenge 5 digital images of your choice! 
I loved the Gilded Christmas Dove image and decided to use it like a Scandinavian dove at Christmas. I've seen quite a few that were colored red and white or red, green, and white, so I chose the latter color scheme to show off the fancy details on this great image from Robyn's Fetish. In case you're not familiar with making gate fold cards, the embossed panel with the dove is only adhered on the left half. The sentiment circle is only attached at the bottom using brads, although you can use strong adhesive instead. The embossed panel tucks behind the circle to stay closed. You can find directions and a gallery at Splitcoaststampers in their Resource section. I made mine larger - 6" x 6," so I scored my 12" x 6" cardstock at 3" and 9." My red mats were 5-3/4" x 2-3/4" and my dp are 5-1/2" x 2-1/2."
The small sentiment on the front is from a Close To My Heart stamp set called "Blessings of Peace" that will be discontinued after July.
I saved the sentiment as a jpg. If you'd like to use it, click on the sentiment, when you get the larger view, right click on it to do a "save as." I keep several files on my computer for different types of sentiments so I can always find a suitable one when I need it.  You may need to resize it to fit your card. I printed mine on 4" x 6" cardstock, landscape orientation
Here's a close-up of the embossing and sparkles on the dove. I used an embossing folder called "Holly" from The Paper Studio. I added 4 Bitty Sparkles on some tiny circles on the wing.
Please check out the way our other design team members made their Gatefold cards. They show that there is more than one way to keep the gate closed! Thank you for joining us. I can't wait to see your gatefold card!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Digi Sketch Challenge - Theme only: Lots of Layers
Eureka Stamps #48 - Christmas in July
Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings
Melonheadz Friends - Embossing
Merry Monday - Anything Christmas
My Craft Spot #104 - Christmas in July
Robyn's Fetish #168 - Things with Wings
Stamp and Create - Christmas in July


Laura said...

Lovely card :)

Granne said...

Great job, so lovely inside and outside, :). Thank you for sharing whit us in Digi Sketch Challenge, good luck.

Rene said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene :D

GiGi said...

Fabulous card! The embossing and bird are wonderful! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

fabcard! The bird is wonderful! Thanks for playing at digi sketch challenge!

Elaine Rayworth said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge! Good luck!

Elaine (DT) x

Zella said...

How pretty!!!! Love how you even carried to dove to the inside - lovely!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the bright colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

kingsharon1967 said...

Great creation and thank you for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge and good luck - Sharon DT

Norhalma said...

The embossed background of the bird is really neat. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your artwork and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles blog.

Heather G said...

I bought the holly embossing folder but havaen't used it yet. I love your card, so I think I might have to pull out that embossing folder. Lovely colors & design. I really like how you carried it all to the inside as well. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards this week.
--Heather DT

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I love the background. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Challenge.

Jenn said...

Beautiful card, I love the embossing folder you've used! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Hazel said...

I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x