Friday, October 7

Come into my parlor...

starting with a gate fold challenge and turned it into a Halloween/gate fold card!


I started with a black piece of card stock cut 8.5"x5.5".
I measured in 2-1/8" from each end and scored them then folded them to the front.

I took a purple brad and bent the prongs to one side and laid it about halfway on one side of the front of the card.
I cut 2 pieces of Halloween paper 2"x5.25" and glued them to the front of the card which secured the brad on the one side. 

Taking a piece of black card stock and the filigree dies from a Sizzix set, I cut two of the filigree.
I placed one over the brad on the side it was connected and glued down the part that was on the card front.
Next I placed the other filigree over the brad and glued it to the other side, both times making sure the glue was not too close to the brad.

You can now ease the filigree over the brad on the one side to gate open the card. 
But when it closes it lays flat.

I glued a piece of grey card stock in the center and stamped "Happy Halloween".


MHK Designs said...

What a super fabulous Halloween creation! I adore that fun patterned paper--and the die cuts you used to "close" the card are amazing! Wonderful creation! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Glittered Paws said...

Totally cute - love the two different colors on the gatefolds with the same pattern, great Halloween card an love the brad. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. Shirley H.

Emma Williams said...

Great card and lovely detail! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Daen'Ys said...

I love the funny patterned paper and the clever closure of your card! Well done!!
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Rosi x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great gatefold creation. ​Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month. We hope to see you again soon.

​E​m AKA Creative Em

Karen P said...

Love the background, love the theme, love the card! Thank you for joining the House of Cards October Challenge. Thank you for entering and I hope we see you enter again this month Karen P (HOC DT)

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome card! I really love how you used the filigree for the closing of your gate-fold!
Thank you for joining our Challenge at the House of Cards. Ruza, HOC
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