Have you ever tried a gate card? If not, you are just a few scores away from a delightful change up in your card making "repertoire." The colors are a unique blend of Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron inspired by this card by Silke, SCS's sparklegirl.
I started with an 11 x 4 1/4" sheet of Chocolate Chip card stock and scored it at 2 1/2" and 7 1/4". Fold both sides in (the larger one below) and create panels 1/4" smaller all the way around to fit on top of the corresponding areas of the base. Groovy Guava was used on the left and So Saffron on the right. I stamped these panels with the True Friend multi-floral image in matching inks.
The main image (medallion) is from True Friend. It's inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Whisper White card stock. Using a Blender Pen and a quick squeeze of my Groovy Guava ink pad, I gathered some color to transfer and color in the image. A Stampin' Up! marker adds the So Saffron touches.
Paper Snips kindly assisted me with cutting out the image, which was mounted on a circle (just under 2") of Chocolate Chip and matted on So Saffron (circle just over 2"). Nestabilities Circles and a Cuttlebug created the circles. TIP: My Crop-A-Dile couldn't quite reach the center to set my Jumbo Eyelet so I used the large anywhere punch, eyelet setter and hammer from my Crafter's Tool Kit. A tad noisy but does the trick. The eyelet was added along with a yellow Circle Rhinestone Brad from the Fire Collection.
The larger circle die cut (above) revisited my Cuttlebug with the scored card base card, chomping out a half circle on the left (guava panel). TIP: Some removable tape helped me keep things in place. Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon is cut and adhered to the far sides of each panel. The medallion image was fit into the cut semi-circle and adhered (over the ribbon) on the saffron panel. I then tied the ribbon to keep the gate closed.
The sentiment was done in a flash using a Chocolate Chip "hello" from Fundamental Phrases and a couple more chomps with my small and large oval punches on Guava and Saffron.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Set: True Friend, Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, So Saffron Ink Pad and Stampin' Up! Marker
Cool Tools: Anywhere Hole Punch, Hammer and Eyelet Setter (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit), Blender Pen, Large and Small Oval Punches, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Circle
The Perfect Touch: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets (Pewter), Circle Rhinestone Brad (Fire)