I started with this cute little image from Lucy Happy Mail. I stamped it in waterproof ink onto bristol smooth paper and colored with my favorite water based markers, Arteza real brush pens. I fussy cut the image out with no border, then ran a black marker along the edges so you can’t see the white core of the paper.
For the interlocking gatefold element of this card I die cut a rectangle frame 5x from cardstock and stacked them on top of each other for dimension and stability. I cut a smaller solid rectangle 2x for the center. On this rectangle I stamped the sentiment and popped up my fussy cut Lucy on foam tape, both stamps are from Lucy Happy Mail.
On to the card base! I cut a piece of cardstock to 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″, and scored 2 1/8″ in from each end. For a white on white textured background I adhered lots of flower die cuts from the Hello Gorgeous die set.
To create the interlocking gatefold I used strong adhesive to attach the frame to the left panel, and the rectangle to the right. Here is how it opens!
I love how this card came out! It helps that it’s my favorite color…purple!
For the inside of the card I added the Hello die cut, also from Hello Gorgeous die set, and stamped beneath it with another stamp from Lucy Happy Mail. The Hello Gorgeous Dies retiring soon, so if you need it in your crafty collection head over and grab it before it’s too late!
Thanks for coming over to check out the process of this card. Interlocking gatefold cards can be created with any shape of stacking die cuts, I hope this inspires you to give it a try!