My sister celebrated a milestone birthday at the end of May and because she is such a wonderful sister and inspiration I wanted to make a card that would show her my love and how very special she is to me.
Some time ago I ran across a card tutorial by Michelle Zindorf that featured the stamp set "Elements of Style" which includes a hummingbird and floral image that I love. Since hummingbirds are very special to me and my family , and this ethereal image was so awe inspiring, I knew I wanted to try my hand at a similar card for my sister's birthday.
Here is Michelle's card and if you click on her name you can visit the tutorial on her blog site.
Michelle Zindorf's Card:
I think you can see why I fell in love with this picture. Isn't it just magical?
For my card I decided to do a double card that included a full back card and a gate fold front with a holder for a gift card. I followed Michelle's excellent tutorial to create the 3" circle with the stamped images. This was mounted on a piece of Night of Navy card stock cut out with the Scallop Circle die.
I cut a 5 1/2" by 11 piece of Night of Navy card stock for the card base and scored it at the center. I stamped the Elements of Style flourish image in Night of Navy ink across the front of the card and on the inside right panel. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the Top Note die and stamped the sentiment "Not just a year older but a year better" from the Bring on the Cake stamp set.
|Inside view of the full card.|
For the gate fold card I started with a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock that measured 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8". Two pieces of Old Olive card stock measuring 1 7/8" x 4" were cut and embossed with the Fancy Fold Embossing Folder before adhering them to the front panels of the Gate Fold.
|This view shows the layers of the Gate Fold and the card front. The ribbon ties you can see at the side hold the card front closed so the gift card can't slip out.|
|Here's a view of the Gatefold card when it's opened.|
|This view shows the gift card inserted in the holder.|