Sunday, 24 April 2011

A gate-fold card

The heat must have addled my brain either that or the last remaining cell has given itself a little holiday.   Could have sworn that there is a gate-fold challenge out there somewhere but the site I noted it as being has something completely different going on! Hay Ho

Here is my gate-fold card.   It is an offset opening, you can just see the punched section on the narrow side that the edge of the wider front side tucks under.   There is some gold vellum behind the punched section and green glitter over the top of the design.  

The front of the card has been stamped in gold and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer UTEE in Lapis Black.   As with all Cosmic Shimmer EP there is a residue of powder around the image and being UTEE it is a more obvious but completely unavoidable cloud.   Where the ep did not stick the design has been picked out with gold leaf pen.

The sentiment is an old one from my collection of word stamps.  The main image is a Clarity stamp and is available at Craft-Room.   Now if anyone knows anything about this gate-fold challenge please tell me or have I completely lost it this time?

Thank you Sam yes it is City Crafter Challenge who have gate-fold this week and were the inspiration for this design.


  1. oh this is one,gorgeous card hun just lovel ove that swirl,great detail sorry cant help about the challenge hun happy easter hugs cheryl xxxxx

  2. Beautiful card Zoe, I love the stamp you've used and the technique with the gold leaf pen, it looks really effective. Sorry, I haven't spotted a challenge with a gatefold theme !
    Hope you're enjoying your Easter break.
    Sue C

  3. Lovely card and delicate colours! Happy Easter, Valerie

  4. Love that stamp Zoe :)super card
    Von x

  5. Lovely card Zoe, delightful stamp and so classy and elegant. Sorry can't help with the challenge. Happy Easter - Hugs, Neet x

  6. There is a gatefold challenge going on somewhere because I've read it on someones blog. For the life of me I can not remember the blog or the challenge site sorry. But I will go an have a little look around just in case.

    Fantastic card, looks like a wedding card with those colours and the elegance of it.

    Will be back if I find anything - Sam xxx

  7. Fabulous card, love the elegant flower.
    Happy Easter Day.

  8. This is a lovely card Zoe, I really like it's clean and simple elegance

    Hugs Jackie x

  9. Oh this is a beautiful card, Zoe. Happy Easter and many blessings to you!

  10. Gorgeous creation! I love the simple design you've used to exhibit the beauty of the sentiment!

  11. It's a gorgeous card, Zoe. I love the leafy swirl.
    I usually jot a challenge down on a scrap of paper, see it, do something and then find it was last weeks so you are not alone!!
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs Lisax

  12. Zoe, just been catching up on some of your beautiful work recently, you have been very busy since Wednesday!

  13. Glad you got it sorted for this great card - good luck with the challenge.
    Hope you have been enjoying your Easter weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  14. Beautiful card and glad you found the challenge for it! I've been meaning to pop along and say thanks to you as I got one of your ATC's in the last Stampman swap...it's gorgeous! Happy Easter xx

  15. Hi Zoe - this is beautiful. I love all the detail.

    Thank you so much for your lovely message. Several people have said they find it a problem leaving messages. I know there is a known problem with some blogs, in that the paragraph spacing does not seem to work properly. A friend starts a separate page and then manages to leave a message.


  16. I am so glad that you found us, and now we get to view this beautiful gate-fold card of yours, lovely embossed image, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  17. Lovely gate fold card ... glad you finally found us ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB ...

  18. Such a lovely Gate card.. So glad you found us and played along with us over at CCCB!

  19. Such a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  20. Your so funny , obviously trying to do to many things at once. The old mojo is in overdrive. Maybe it's for a challenge that hasn't been announced yet ! Great card anyway very classy my dear just like you !



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