Monday, 2 February 2015

Live the life you imagined - an offset gatefold card from Karen


For Today's Tonic Studios Design Team card I've made my own 8" x 8" offset gatefold card blank out of a sheet of A3 white card by placing the shorter edge along the bar of my score board and scoring at 2", then at 10" following this you need to fold that 10" score line and hold it in place against the bar and score again at 6" and trim off any excess.  Fold your card along the two score lines and place on your trimmer to cut the card down to 8" in height.

I started off by making layering panels for both sides of my offset gate so my first layer would be 

¼” smaller than my base,  both height and width wise, therefore I made my blue mirror card layer

7¾” high by 5¾” for the larger side and 7¾” x 1¾” for the smaller panel.  The top layer was cut at
7½” x 5 ½” and 7½” x 1 ½” then embossed with the Martha Embossing folder.  These were layered together and stuck in place.

I cut the 'Live The Life You Imagined' outer frame edge in matching bright blue and also in white and then cut the pattern into the white layer before gluing these together and mounting on 3d foam pads onto the card front.  The sentiment was cut out of white and layered with the bright blue mirror card which was cut twice and cut at just over the half way point allowing me to shadow the wording both top and bottom, this was also glued in place.  The corners were cut out of the Just For You Essentials die set and glued to the corners before being finished off with some blue pearls.


See Karen's original post on her blog here.

2 comments:

  1. Super card! I got those dies last week, so far only made one, but I love your offset version, and thank you so much for all the measurements. Kind of you to share.

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  2. Striking combination of the blue and white, lovely card Karen x x x

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