Monday, November 14, 2011

A Simple Gate Fold Card

Hi everyone. I whiped up a simple gate fold card to show you how to make them. I love when I get requests! So if any of you would like to see a tutorial , and I know how to do it....feel free to ask.

So here goes:  This is our Gate Fold Card!
Step One:  cut out your card stock. For this card I chose 5 1/2 inches by 4". So your card stock should be 5 1/2" by 8". then turn horizontally, then score at the 2" mark, flip over and score at the 2" mark again. So your card should fold like this:

Next your going to cut out your matting. I chose a burgundy colored card stock with a cream colored vellum overlay. The vellum has flecks of fall colors embedded in it.
I cut down the sides of the card stock and the vellum just slightly so they wouldn't interfere with the fold. I used Helmar's Vellum Adhesive for the vellum.  You can't see it through the vellum. It's amazing.

Next I stamped out some leaves (Stampin Up Stamps) and colored them in while I watched Grey's Anatomy. I used Prisma Colored Pencils. I used at least three colors on each leaf.

 I didn't have any Gamsol (another tutorial) I used my Stampin Up crystal affects to give the leaves some shine and smoothness.

I then cut out two mats for each side of the gate panels. The green was done at 5 1/4" and 1 3/4". If you notice the corners are rounded in this sample. This was the original until I spilled coffee on it. Breaking my own rule of having a cup with a cover at all times at my work table. The tan panels are 5 " by 1 1/2" that was put through the crimping tool.  

Next I wrapped a ribbon around it and glued it into place. I used Helmar 450 Quick doesn't show through the ribbon, even this velvet ribbon.

after I hand cut the leaves and acorns out and glued them onto the front with Helmar's Acid Free Craft Glue, except for the two larger leaves, those were popped up with a dob of Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots. All card stock was Bazzill.

Cheers until next time!


  1. Great gate fold card! Love Love those Fall leaves:D!!! I've got to check out the rest of your blog!

    ~Vanessa Wachlin

  2. Laurie,

    I love this card and your tutorial! The detail you have put into it is gorgeous!

  3. Thanks Vanessa an Renee. I am finding that I love doing the tutorials! So much fun!