Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Today I was tempted into buying a set of 10 fab new kits
They are called Gatefold Envy's – when you see the finished card all will make sense...
I bought the bundle of kits from www.cardmakingworld.com
The biggest decision was which kit to do 1st – no contest really as I go for dogs every time!
So to the card – in the kit there are 4 sheets and a backing paper as well as 2 sheets to make up the envy box....
I printed all sheets and then stuck the card front to a piece of card then cut it out – I used card to strengthen this as the card will need to be stood up to display it and the matt photo paper alone just wouldn't work!
The kit has a panel to attach to the front – you have a choice of pre printed sentiment or blank – I chose the blank this time – I cut it out and attached using double sided tape.
I covered the back of the main card with the backing paper – attaching this with Collall photo glue so I could move it around until I was happy it was right.
The envelope flap was also covered on the back with the backing paper and then scored and secured to the card with red double sided tape – this is much stronger so ideal with the flap being moved a lot
Then it was all down to the decoupage which I cut out and fixed into place with small double sided sticky pads – shaping the top layers before putting into place.
The decoupage was the dog itself on the flap and also both paw prints on the gatefold doors.
The envelope box was cut out and scored on 2 lines at each side as well as the top and bottom
Strong tape was used to attach the pieces together
This is a lovely fun card to make – I did realise when making it where I could change things next time to make it neater etc – but all in all – I really like these – well worth all the printing – which I will add may be over 4 sheets but it only part covers each sheet!
Watch out for more of these lovely kits coming your way