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Gatefold Card with Sweadda Weadda Background Stamp

Gatefold Card with Sweadda Weadda Background Stamp

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the blog today! This is Daniel and I have a beautiful gatefold design for you using the Brutus Monroe and Unity Collaboration Stamp called Sweadda Weadda.  This stamp makes my heart beat faster!!!  But when you pair it with the Surface Inks and Icicle Embossing Powder--whoah Nellie!! 

Front folding cards fill my blog posts but sometimes I deviate from the norm, so today let's do a simple yet elegant gatefold design.  

To achieve this design, I cut a piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock in half as I normally would to produce two pieces of 5.5 x 8.5 inch panels. Then using my scoring board and a bone folder, I scored the panel at 2.25 inches from both ends.  When you fold them together, they close up like a gate.  We will come back to this card base later.

Gatefold Design by Daniel West

I cut the unscored panel in half and used one of the A4 size panels for the front of my card.  I powdered it down with my anti-static powder tool and placed it in the corner of my MISTI.  I placed the Sweadda Weadda stamp over the top and picked it up with the door of my MISTI.  Using my B|M Embossing Ink, I inked up the stamp generously and closed the MISTI on top of the panel, pressing firmly for a good clean impression. Depending on how juicy your ink pad, you may have to make a few impressions with the MISTI.  

Sweadda Weadda Stamp Emboss Resist Technique by Daniel West

Taking the panel out of the MISTI, I placed it over a sheet of scrap paper and went for my B|M Icicle Embossing Powder.  I covered the panel with embossing powder and shook off the excess onto my scrap paper. With my Wagner Heat Tool, I melted the powder remaining on the panel.

Using painter's tape, I masked off sections of the panel to ink them up in horizontal lines across the front--like a striped sweater.  I used Rouge and Grass Stain Surface Inks and a blending tool, leaving one thin stripe of white about 2/3 of the way up the panel.  

Brutus Monroe Gatefold Card by Daniel West

I cut the emboss-resist panel into two sections leaving room for a thin white border around each half-panel.  Then I glued them onto the front of the gatefold card base.

For the sentiment, I chose the Warm Hugs stamp from the B|M Autumn Sunrise Stamp Set. I powdered up a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White card stock and placed it in the bottom left corner of my Mini MISTI. I inked up the stamp with my B|M Embossing Ink and stamped the card stock a few times.  I reached for my B|M Christmas Eve Embossing Powder to add some bright red and gold to the sentiment.  After melting the powder, I saw that the bottom of the sentiment did not receive enough embossing ink, so it left a gradient of the red color from top to bottom.  So I moved my stamp away from the bottom edge of the door and inked up the bottom half of the word Hugs, but this time I used green embossing powder. (I need to get some Emerald City Embossing Powder). I trimmed down my sentiment and layered it on top of some Red Mirror Card Stock.

Red Mirror Card Stock for Sentiment Background by Daniel West

Using that same Red Mirror Card Stock, I die cut some leaves with the Bountiful Harvest Leaf Dies and adhered them to the back of the sentiment panel with some B|M All-purpose Craft Glue.  Then I glued the sentiment panel to the left door of the gatefold to finish off the card!

I hope you enjoy this gatefold design. Check out my video below for a tutorial on how to do gatefold card bases.  


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Cindy - December 1, 2018

This card makes you feel like it wraps you up in a cozy blanket with hugs. Love it.!

Lieschen - December 1, 2018

Daniel, this card is amazing! Love the background a lot!!!! You always do such beautiful cards <3!

Roberta S. - December 1, 2018

Beautiful card Daniel. Heat embossing is so much fun. Love how you rescued your sentiment.

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