Gatefold Dragonfly Floral
Card size: 6” x 6”. Make a card base with white 12 x 6” cardstock. Score at 3” and 9” then use a bone folder to get a nice fold. Cut purple and turquoise blended decorative paper as follows: Two-6 x 3” (for the front), two-5 3/4" x 2 3/4" for the inside, one-5 3/4" x 5 3/4" purple gingham and one-5 x 5” square for the inside center. Glue all panels onto card base, the inside has a slight white border around each decorative layer.Finish the inside of card by cutting a 3” gingham circle for the center, stamp Amazing Day using Deep Purple on white then cut with a 2 3/8” circle. Also stamp, die cut and color the smallest dragonfly to embellish sentiment. Randomly glitter the inside of card and dragonfly.
For the outside “gate”: Cut decorative gate with the French Gate die twice from silver (there are 2 different outer dies so be sure to use the same size for both halves of front). Also cut from silver a circle 2 1/2" and a circle 2 3/8” from gingham. Glue the two gate fronts onto card, glue the 2 circles together but do not glue to card, pop it up attaching to left side only.
Stamp a small size dragonfly, once on white cardstock and once on vellum. Color the dragonflies with the Zig markers (vellum from underneath). Glue together then glue onto center outside circle (leave wings free).
Stamp Magnolias using Cactus Flower, Deep Purple and Paradise Teal, die cut, sponge edges then shape in the mold (see video). Stamp Wild Rose flowers with the same colors following the same instructions for Magnolias. Stamp the leaves using Garden Patina and Leaf Green, die cut, sponge with like colors then shape in the Leafy Accents mold.
Use 2 blossoms for each flower, finish shaping (centers mostly) with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, glue flowers together with hot glue, pierce centers of Magnolias and insert stamen. Add glue to the centers of Wild Roses and sprinkle with Prills to fill centers. Cut leaves apart in 1, 2 and 3 leaf sections.
Close the front and use something to weight it down to stay closed while arranging flowers and leaves. You want some to over-hang right side of circle just a bit so that it keeps the card closed. Be careful not to overhang too much making it hard to open and close. (Each time you close the card just untuck those flower petals so that they are on top of the circle).
Finish decorating the front with leaves and flowers, make sure you can open and close again without too much difficulty then glitter all the flowers, try to avoid glue on the silver paper.
Other Products: White cardstock, glue gun, small flower punch for sepals of buds.
- French Gate Die HCD1-7397$29.99
- Decorative Dragonfly Paper Collection HCDP1-2138$24.99
- Decorative Dragonfly Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3983$19.99
- Decorative Dragonfly Die HCD1-7394$29.99
- Sweet Magnolia Blooms Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3948$19.99
- Sweet Magnolia Blooms Die HCD1-7346$29.99
- 3D Magnolia Shaping Mold HCFB1-5005$29.99
- Small Wild Rose Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3906$19.99
- Small Wild Rose Die HCD1-7289$29.99
- Small 3D Wild Rose Shaping Mold HCFB1-486$29.99
- Rock Candy Stamens-Small HCS1-459-4$9.99
- Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3835$19.99
- Leafy Accents Die HCD1-7193$29.99
- 3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold HCFB1-467$29.99
- Elaborate Birthday Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3937$19.99
- Luxe Silver Cardstock HCGP1-493$14.99
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 - White HCPP1-475$39.99
- Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die HCD1-7154$29.99
- Circle Basics Large Die HCD1-7155$29.99
- Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401$39.99
- Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 159723$7.99
- Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles 352854$3.99
- Rajni Chawla's Vellum Flowerite - 10 Sheets 18002$19.99
- Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear PGM15015$12.99
- Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 1/2 oz. 85-glitter$6.99
- Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles DDOTS$4.99
- Seas The Day Prills ANC844$5.99
- Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Deep Purple RACP430$8.99
- Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Paradise Teal RACP500$8.99
- Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Garden Patina RACP992$8.99
- Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green RACP436$8.99
- Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cactus Flower RACP985$8.99
- Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black TSMP900$7.99
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers - 48 Pack 478594$169.99