French Gate Slimline

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French Gate Slimline


The ready top fold slimline card from smooth white cardstock measures, 10 1/2" by 4 1/2". To prepare a card, cut the paper measuring 10 1/2" by 9". On 9" side score at 4 1/2" and crease well. Next, prepare the mat with pattern paper from Decorative Dragonfly Paper Collection measuring 10" by 4".  

Cut 2 pieces each of die cuts from smooth white cardstock and Luxe Gold cardstock using HCD1-7397 French Gate Die. Chop one die-cut into half and prepare a slimline panel with 3 blocks as shown . Adhere the gold die cut behind the white one making the shadow. Cut a panel from the same paper collection to 3 1/8 x 9" and layer the prepared slimline panel using double-sided tape. Cut 2-3 pieces of white frames using HCD2-7191 Intricate Swirl Frames Die and glue it outside the top panel forming the frame. Chop and overlap the die-cut to hide the joints. 

Stamp the florals with Majestic Violet on flower-making paper using Clematis Cling Stamp Set. Cut the florals using its coordinating die set and color the flowers using Magenta Hue and highlight them using Majestic Violet Archival inks. Spritz water and shape the flowers using golf groove tools. Prepare 1 large flower of 2 petals and 2 medium-sized flowers, 2 petals each. Add small rock candy stamens to the large flower. Add flower center pearls to the medium-sized flowers, using glossy accent.

Wisteria Petals are first stamped with Cactus Flower Archival ink, cut with its coordinating die, and then colored using the same ink. Once all colored these are shaped using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and add glitter balls to the centers. 

For foliage, Stamp the images from Leafy Accent stamp set with Olive green archival ink and paint them using Leaf green Archival ink. Cut the foliage using its coordinating die. Shape the leaves using a groove golf tool.

Stamp the required dragonflies with black archival ink using HCPC-3983 Decorative Dragonfly Cling Stamp Set and color them using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Cut the painted images using their coordinating dies. Cut one solid die cut from Luxe Gold cardstock and glue them behind the painted image. Shape the painted dragonfly before pasting it to the gold die cut.   

Once all the elements are ready, add glitter and complete the card by assembling a small floral bouquet as shown.

Other Products: Die Cutting Machine, Score Board, Bone Folder, Smooth White Cardstock, Scissors, GlossyAccent.

Created By Rajni Chawla
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