Monday, July 19, 2010

MMSC#63 Doris Mae Semi-Gatefold Card

Once again, it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

Enter one style or both this week.
Something a little different for me this week. I took the sketch to a different level. I made this almost like a gate fold card. I was influenced by this huge project I am working on that I will show at a later date. My image is from D'Amour Allure and is called Doris Mae. I chalked her and distress inked with tea dye.

I use lots of diamond stickles everywhere on this. I found this ribbon after Christmas in a bin at Walmart for 25 cents because it is not a traditional Christmas color and I think everyone steered clear of it. But I wish I had 100 yards I just love it.
Here is the inside of my card. It has many interactive parts with tags. If you care to see a closer look, you can view my video that shows all the parts of the inside of this card.
This is the card and the envelope made from the Priscillastyles kit found here. The following is a list of supplies

Paper- K & Company
Martha Stewart Punches: Corner Daisy, Border Daisy, Deep Edger Flower Bed
Cuddlebug: Embossing and Die Combo-ornamental iron, 2 x 2 Vintage die
From Micheal's - Rhinestones, pearls, roses, white flowers, heart charm
Rangers Tea Dye Ink, Diamond Stickles,

Here is the back of my envelope. I made a tie closure. My intention was for this to be a keepsake so I wanted the envelope to be a box for the card.

Card Measurements:
This is a 6 x 6 inch card-Cut a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock in half. on six inch side punch with your choice of border punches. Then score your card at 5 inches for the left side and 7/8 in for the right side. Cut a 3-1/2 x 6 inch piece of coordinating card stock and attach it to the right side of the card on the 7/8" flap. Cut a slit with an exacto knife a 1 inch slit at the 2-1/2 to 3-1/2" measurement on both sides of the 6" middle section. This is for your tie ribbon.

For the inside of course you middle section is 6 x 6--my pocket was cut at 2" x 5-3/4".

The right side of the card is 3-1/4 x 5-3/4 and I built the layers up from there subtracting 1/4" each time I added another paper. The Library pocket holds a 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" tag. I made the pocket with a 2-3/4 x 7 inch piece of paper. You can find a video on You Tube for that if you don't know how to make one. Just Google Library Pocket Tutorial.

The left side is a booklet cut at 5-1/4" x 6-1/2" then fold in half. The papers started at 3 x 5 inches on the bottom and subtract 1/4 ' for each additional layer. I cut a square 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" then cut it in half to make the triangle pockets. All my tags except the library pocket one are - 2 x 4 inches.

Just let me know if you have questions. I would be happy to help!

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Challenges Entered
KAH-Wink-E-Dink - In the Garden (Doris Mae is strolling among the flowers)
Paper Playtime - Flower Power
Squigglefly - Beautiful Blooms
The Shabby Tea Room - From the Garden (Greens, Creams, Yellows, Reds, & Whites)
KL Stampin N Scrappin - Ribbon
Frosted Designs - Let's See those Border Punches
Res-Q-Challenge - Something Metal and Red


JD said...

Wow! What a beautiful many neat details. Tfs...(PS. I enjoyed watching the video)

Kristen said...

This is GORGEOUS! I cannot believe all the elements and embellishments and time that you put into this marvel! I think it is just so pretty! Thank you so much!!!


Nicole said...

Very pretty! The colors and flowers are just perfect for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Debbie said...

Carol, what an absolutely GORGEOUS vintage stunner you have created here with this set! WOW!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Whimcees said...

Hi Carol!

I absolutely loved your video! :<) In addition to your fantastically beautiful creation, your 'commentator' gave me many smiles today! Your smooth and natural interactions and the "God Bless You" were wonderful to see!

Wishing you a happy day - your video gave me one! :<) Beautiful work Carol!


Barbara Diane

Lisa said...

What a beautiful vintage card! I love all the flowers and gorgeous embellishments! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Tea Room!

Courtney said...

What an AMAZING card! Absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining us this week at KWED. Good Luck!


Primitive Paper said...

This puts the GORG in EOUS!!! I don't even know where to start. You have just taken this weeks sketch over the top. Truly, truly, a work of art that deserves to be framed.

Janis said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing in paper with us over at Paper Playtime and our FLOWER POWER theme this week! :) Janis

Diane said...

Wow, this looks awesome! So glad you came to play at KWED! ~Diane

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

I was not really allowed to use the Doris Mae image this week because "someone else" was using it, but I had already made the card when Priscilla told me I could not use it. SO first I will therefor clear myself from all accusation of trying to be fab for making two cards - and second - Now I see why I really should not have done it. Your card outshines mine so much I have no words.

It's just amazing. I understand your need for more of that ribbon - it looks very pretty. Great job Carol - I love how you always decorate the insides to match the outside.


Sassylassy said...

WOW Carol! Thank you for the awesome video. I always wondered about the details you put into your card. Now I'm just blown away by it. Fabulous card hun as usual your card is a master piece. A keep sake to be cherished forever!
Hugs Bonnie

pam124 said...

Carol, you know what I'm a gonna ask - HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO MAKE THIS CARD, INSIDE AND OUT AND THE MATCHING ENVIE????? You knock me off my feet every time I see a new creation by you. This is the most phenomenal piece of art girl. Your details are undescribable and I was toying with the idea of using that image and now I'm so glad I didn't as yours is so over the moon and back. Now, I can't use any of the images you've used - thanks a lot!! LOL!! You are, again, one talented lady and I SO ENJOY your incredibly beautiful creations!!


Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, your card this week is another stunner. Your details are unmatched. This must have taken hours and hours to create. What a wonderful take on the sketch challenge this week!

Denise said...

beautiful card and fabulous video! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Love crafts forever said...

I will ask you this. How many border punches do you own???????? Your work are stunning, and yes, i would like to know the size of the card.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Lisa said...

This card is so completely gorgeous! I love all of the details you have included! Thanks for the video, it really showcased your work! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week!

Phyllis said...

Carol, it is a good thing for your card making that you don't have a job, where would you find time to do all these elaborate creations. This is just AWESOME. Maybe you have it down to a science and don't take as long as it would take me to make something this wonderful (as if I could) work of art!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, what an amazing card! So beautifully detailed, inside and out and even the envelope! Great take on that sketch and amazing coloring job on the stamped image. This is truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us at TSTR.

Priscilla said...

Carol, you are just super human with this card. I think you have really out done yourself this time. Not only have you created a masterpiece but you have video taped it..Now you are spoiling us and we will want to see videos everyweek..*hint hint* Your multiple images are just amazing through out this piece and your take on the sketch so sooooo what I had in mind for the front of the card, but never ever went that far with the you have taking this so beyond the next level and you don't even know it. I hope who ever ends up with this will cherish. Thank you also for showing off that wonderful matching envelope.
Thank you again for being so good at everything you touch.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your creation is a masterpiece! And you even made the most incredible envelope to go with it! I am just blown away by the amazing details you incorporated. What superb work!

Denise said...

gorgeous! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week! You are featured on the RESQ blog this week! Congrats!

Jan said...

she is a beauty..i LOVE this!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Carol, wow! This card is so amazing, and the envelope as well. What a gift for someone special. I hope you choose the right person, who will appreciate all the work that went into making this!

Love your new look to your blog too.


Whimcees said...


I have left an award for you on my blog if you would be so kind as to visit me! :<)

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Barbara Diane

MD said...

superbeeeeeeeeeeeeee bra

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Carol (& box) - I love all the punched borders :)

Hope you're having a great weekend.


Holly said...

Well Carol! This is one AMAZING creation! I too wanna know "HOW LONG DID THIS TAKE"! Gee, I cant even figure out how to make my blog look good and here you go making videos.....If I may ask, what type of recorder di you use? Absolutely fabulous!


tbk100601 said...

Hi Carol!! WOWWW!!! Awesome job this week!! Words cannot even describe how much I love your card this week!! You are OVER the TOP!! Excellent job!!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Carol - how nice to visit with you today - did you know you had an accent - I LOVE IT! Your project this week just is amazing - you ROCK my friend! I agree with all of the comments above - you are an inspiration in every way BFF! LOVE it! You have 'raised the bar' my friend and I am skeered for the rest of us! LOL! {{{hugs}}}

Linda said...

WOW what an AMAZING and beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at KWED for this garden challenge. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.
Linda -DT KWED

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a keepsake, lots of time and detail on this one, great youtube. You have an accent, my friend. Hugs, jane