Thursday, 12 November 2015

Christmas Gatefold card Snowman design

Snowman Seasons Greetings A5 Gatefold card

Hi Craft Addicts!

Been a few weeks since I last posted but have been busy making lots of Christmas cards (yes I know it is a bit late for some people) - anyway - here is one that I really enjoyed making as it just turned out the way I hoped!

I had bought the Festive Chalkboard paper pad collection  from Craftwork Cards some time ago but hadn't worked out what I would do with it - I know it is really bad as it is really lovely!.

Snowman A5 gatefold Christmas CardAnyway, I saw the North Pole signpost sheet and suddenly had a great idea and here it is..

I first of all covered the right hand side of the gatefold card with the North Pole paper (from the 8" x 8" paper pad) using Collall All Purpose glue as it allowed a bit of wiggle time, cut it to fit the panel and then repeated the process on the right hand side trying to make sure that the snow line matched at the bottom!

I then cut the Seasons Greetings sentiment panel out from the sentiments sheet and glued it (using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue this time) on to a square of white linen card so that it stood out. 

Once the panels were completely dry, I then stuck the sentiment on to the left hand panel leaving about an inch overlapping the right hand one. I thought it needed something else and what snow scene isn't complete without a snowman so cut one out using the Tattered Lace Snowman die and coloured his nose in Spectrum Noir FL3 alcohol marker and glued it (including his nose) using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue on to the snow.

I also used some Wink of Stella clear and grey brushes on the stars, snow and the robin's red breast to make it sparkle and some Tonic Studios White Nuvo Crystal drops on the stars to add another dimension to it. 

Inside of Snowman A5 gatefold card
To finish the card off I glued the "Have a Magical Christmas" sentiment in the centre of the back panel. I will probably also emboss the envelope flap with a snowflake pattern to make that more interesting too!

And there you are - one quick but stylish Christmas card that is easy to make but looks very expensive!

You can buy it here

Products and items you may need to make this card

  • A5 Gatefold white card (there are many companies who stock these)
  • Festive Chalkboard paper collection from Craftwork Cards
  • Snowman (from the Christmas 2015 collection) from Tattered Lace
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Wink of Stella clear and grey brushes
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo White crystal drops
  • Spectrum Noir FL3 alcohol marker

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