Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sweet Crazy Love Gate Fold Card

In keeping with my New Year's Resolution to try out some nifty folds, I've used a Gate Fold for this card, using my trusty Scor-Pal. Everything is marked for you on this awesome tool designed by our very own Diana Crick. It just can't get any easier than using the Scor-Pal. All the guess work is taken out of it. I actually made this card to enter in the January Blog Hop, but after purchasing the Onsie at Hobby Lobby, and deciding that I could stamp and color on fabric if I heat set it, I made the Onsie which is in my previous post...look for a tutorial which will be coming soon!

Here is what the front of my card looks like...

Here I've used some scrap DP from my stash and paired it will some Basic Black. This little cutie is #3022 Love Laces Shoes Tilda. She is available from Diana at the Magnolia-licious shop. All the images I've used here are currently available in standard size and Mini. AND they are on sale for a 17% discount! Now that's a great deal!

I've also used a JustRite "Stitched with Love" circular image and it's all colored with Faber Castell Pencils. I paper pieced Tilda's clothing to match the background paper. I also used a Doohickey Swirl Die which is also available from Diana. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are a Marianne Die.

Here is the card opening up...

The card opens up to reveal three key holes, made using Spellbinders Labels 21. In the center is #280 Tilda Loves Flowers. She is also colored with Faber Castell pencils. On the left I have paired the Magnolia Vintage Key with a computer generated sentiment. On the Right I cut a heart using Spellbinders Classic Heart die and added the little silver heart which is from the center of key. The key was cut from some shiny metallic silver cardstock. I just added a couple of "O" rings to make it into a little charm to hang from my ribbon.

Here is #280 Tilda Loves Flowers up close and personal. I have used Distress Inks tattered rose and weathered wood to shade around Tilda. I used Stardust Stickles along the hem of Tilda's dress and Glossy accents on her shoes. You can't even see the shine on her shoes in these pictures.

Thanks for dropping by...

Blessings and hugs,


  1. just adorable and since i have a real weakness for pink this is just the business. The inside as gorgeous as the outside and i love that your sentiment is so apt

  2. Barb!!! Ficou lindíssimo!! Amei a ideia do coração abrindo o cartão!!! Super criativo!!
    Barb!!! it´s much easier for me to write in my language!!! LOL!! Hope you don´t mind!!! Have a marvellous week!!

  3. This is so beautiful, Barb! I love the front, and the inside is amazing!

  4. Gorgeous!! Love the inside of the card

  5. This is adorable, Barb. I love the heart gate fold and your Tildas look so stunning. I love this awesome new collection of Maggies.
    Cathy Lee

  6. This is just Beautiful Barb! I love the fold and your pretty Tilda's. There are some gorgeous ones in this new collection, Delightful creation!
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Beautiful Barb.
    I love the gate fold with the heart in the centre. All your gorgeous Tilda's are colored beautifully.
    Hugs Maz

  8. Absolutely GORGEOUS Barb! Love it...and WHAT is that adorable image heading your blog? Did you make a Wild Tilda gown? AWESOME!
    Rene :D
    P.S. Your link doesn't work on the message to the group. :(

  9. Your card is gorgeous! I love the image, it is a must have.


  10. WOW, WOW, WOW.....Barb, this is incredibly gorgeous! Love your amazing coloring of all the images! The colors, papers and details are truly extraordinary.

  11. Barb, I just have to say shame on me for not commenting on all your delightful creations lately. I can only say I've been having a hard time catching up with everything since my "wimpiness" and I promise to try to do better. Please forgive.The baby gown and your gatefold card are both so special, just like all your projects.
    Sue S.

  12. Gorgeous card. Love how you colored Tilda's face.

  13. Sweet and adorable card. Cute image and great fold. This is awesome!

    apps developers

  14. Gorgeous card I love your coloring and the fold something that I would love to make.
    hugs Linda

  15. Hello Barb, oH! this card is just toooo sweet. Love those images you selected, and this lovely fold. Love all those shades of pink. I love pink... Beautiful work.

  16. Oh Barb, this is stunning!! I love the images you used and your coloring is always spectacular!! The layout is amazing and that key looks awesome! Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. This is a sweet, adorable card with beautiful coloring, Barb! Love the inside and out.

    Hugs, Cami

  18. Wow Barb, you created another gorgeous gate fold card. How adorable to see the images with wonderful coloring. I had a great timegoing through the sweet details on this eye candy :-)

  19. Stunning card. Love the gatefold and that adorable Tilda.

  20. Gorgeous card hun! Thanks for popping by my blog :) xxx

  21. Darling card. Colouring is wonderful -- black hair is difficult, and you've done it to perfection. Perfect sentiment (smile).

  22. How beautiful Barb. Love the inside as much as the outside. Beautiful coloring as always.

  23. Love the gate fold, I must try it sometime. A really fabulous card Barb. Beautiful colouring. hugs Sharon

  24. Yet another masterpiece! Great job:)

  25. Hi Barb,

    Home from my surgery and chanced to peek at your blog. I am in love with that Tilda Loves Flowers image. Your card is super special and so well crafted. You are truly gifted. Love the keyhole effect. You could do that card with the childrens photos in the keyholes individually and a group of the three on the front in a big heart for Mom and Dad. Just an idea.

    Hugs and blessings, Martha

  26. This is really a piece of art Barb. Your DP, colors, coloring, the little and big details everything is just perfect. Also the inside is.

  27. Gosh Barb this is down right FABULOUS!!!! So much to admire and I love the color combination. Also love those keyholes on the inside of a gate-fold card. Gorgeous inside and out!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  28. Your card is beautiful through and through.

  29. What a lovely card. Love the shape of it.
    Hugs, Karina

  30. Oh my Barb this is really a spectacular design inside and out!!!!! Pink is me favorite color and you did it proud!!!!! Love this card!!!!!! Spectacular!!!!!


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