Last Friday night I was a guest on a crafty game show called Craft Roulette. The premise of the show is that the host, Mary Gunn, spins the Craft Roulette wheel four times to come up with four different parameters that you then have to create a card with.
Thankfully the wheel was SUPER nice to me and here’s what I got…
- Gatefold Card
- Alcohol Markers
I love to make gatefold cards, so I was very happy when the wheel landed on that one!
Here’s the first card that I made on the show…
“Monochromatic” means to use shades of one color so I started by looking at my Stampin’ Blends markers because they are alcohol markers (#4 on the list) and the best snowflake color I had was Seaside Spray.
So I pulled out some Seaside Spray card stock, whipped up a gatefold card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 2-1/8″ from each end) and stamped the front flaps in Seaside Spray ink with a snowflakes stamp from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set.
Here’s a quick video on how to make a gatefold card: www.inkitupwithjessica.com/how-to-make-a-gate-fold-card
For the main image, I grabbed the bunny stamp from the Freezin’ Fun Bundle because I knew the bunny would look good stamped in Seaside Spray and that I could color in parts with my Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends. The bunny has a coordinating die so I quickly cut him out with that so that I could pop him up with dimensionals.
I used the largest rectangle from the Stitched Shape Dies to cut a square from both Whisper White and Seaside Spray card stock. Then I used the curved die from the Freezin’ Fun Bundle to cut a little bunny hill from the white square and taped it on top of the Seaside Spray square. Finally, I just used my paper cutter to cut a white square mat and taped half of it to the left flap of my card base.
The last finishing touch was a bit of Wink of Stella on the bunny and hill to add a little shimmer and shine.
For the inside, I stamped my greeting and a few small snowflakes on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock.
Here’s a quick video on how I cut the paper for inside my cards: www.inkitupwithjessica.com/how-to-cut-paper-for-inside-cards
My first card went together so nicely that I started a second card while Mary was doing a giveaway and ended up with this card…
I used most of the same supplies as on my first card, except I switched out the snowflake stamp for the Winter Snow Embossing Folder and I made my card base white.
The light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blend marker was actually the perfect color for the seal!
Now it’s your turn! Can you make a monochromatic gatefold card with snowflakes and alcohol markers?
If you don’t have alcohol markers, you can skip that part but I bet you can handle the rest!
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