Gatefold Dragonfly Floral

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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.

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