Monday 8 February 2016

Off Centre Gatefold Card Tutorial


Off Centre Gate-fold Card


Hi There I haven't blogged in such a long time, I almost forgot how to!! Today I am posting a tutorial for an off centre gate fold card, this style of card is quite simple to make but its unusual so it makes it a little more interesting than the usual A5 card but it will also fit into a C5 envelope or if you want to make it really special you could make a box for it.

You will need: 

2 x A4 white card
1 x A4 coloured card (I used holographic)
2 x A6 Coloured card
Ribbon, enough for a  bow and some to wrap around A6 card
1 x Charm & Small piece of ribbon
Printed Image
Double sided tape
Hot glue gun
corner punch/ corner scissors


1. Score your card on the A6 Gatefold line of your scoreboard, fold and give the fold a tight crease with your bone folder.

2. Line the card on your scoreboard with the edge you have just folded to the top of the board and score along the A5 Line, fold and crease as before, this is your card base.
3. Using your paper cutters trim the coloured card and the second sheet of white card so they will fit the front two flaps of the card leaving a small border around each, emboss the white Layers. Punch the four outside corners if you like. Mat and layer and adhere to the front of the gatefold card.
4. Cut and emboss a piece of white card to fit on to the A6 leaving a border around the edge. Punch the corners if you wish. Add some ribbon around the centre.

5. Die cut your printed image and from the second A6 coloured card die Cut a shape big enough to mat and layer your image onto.

6. Layer all these pieces together, at this stage you can add a mounted sentiment too if you wish.
7. To adhere to the front of the card use Double sided tape but only put it on one side of the card,
8. To make the bow I followed instructions on Yvonne Tune's blog
added a heart charm, glued it altogether and to the front of the card using the hot glue gun

9. To finish print off a suitable verse and mat and layer it to the inside of the card
Thank you for visiting today if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask