Happy hump day crafty people! How’s your week going? There is a new challenge up today at the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge to make a gate fold card and share it with us. The challenge runs for two weeks and I’m really looking forward to seeing what people come up with.
I made this card for my Mum as we are all going to see the Lion King in Edinburgh this December. I made a base using a sheet of A4 card cut to be 15 cm wide. I scored the gatefold using my Crafter’s Companion score board. I added some mats and layers inside and to the two panels on the front. Before I stuck the front panels down I decided to emboss the cream layers with a Tattered Lace embossing folder.
The lion is a Tonic Studios die and I absolutely love it. I cut the mane and tail end from craft card and added some distress ink in vintage photo. The face, body and tail were cut from a cream card and again I added some distress inks (mustard seed and vintage photo). I mounted my lion on a circle of card, matted on top of a scalloped circle in the same yellow as the card base.
I found a fab printable download via Pinterest to make your own tickets ( Free printable event ticket download ) so I added in the information and printed it off on some cream card. I trimmed off the “admit one” section to use on the front of the card and adhered the ticket inside the card. I wanted a suitable sentiment that would run down the side of the card rather than across but I couldn’t find something in my stash so I improvised with some alphabet dies from First Edition Craft. I thought this king of the jungle needed to roar to announce the news!
Here’s a sneak peak inside the card. The F.D and F.S.I.L are a bit of an inside joke as my mum refers to my husband as her favourite son in law and therefore I have become her favourite daughter! The joke is that I am an only child and have only had one husband but hey, you’ve got to take a complement when you can get it!
Thanks so much for checking out my blog today and I hope that you will pop over to the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge to see what the rest of the design team have come up. If you join the challenge let me know here in the comments and I’d love to check out your entry. Have a wonderful rest of your day and I hope to see you again soon.
Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x