Twisted Gate Fold

PP576 – A Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from Joanne

I have long wanted to try one of these special fold cards and here is my very first one. My aunt and Godmother is turning 90 and I decided that a twisted gate fold card would be just right for her. The sentiment inside is computer generated and is in Dutch. When I began this card it was purely for her, but the challenge notification for the Paper Players came in as I was saving the photograph and I realized that it would work for the challenge. I used the diagonal row bottom left to top right. The die cut is a dragonfly, flowers are StampinUp DSP and its a 90th birthday. The die used is from PaperRose, there is also a scalloped circle die cut from Sissix and I went around the edges with a glitter gold pen. The tiny stamps (shown on 2nd photo) are from a GKD Vertical Greetings set and the embellishments are from my stash. I followed a video by Stamp with Tami found here. The numbers are a white precut foam that I coloured with a gold glitter pen. The dragonfly was added to a type of washi tape that is glittered and I added tiny gems for the body, tail and eyes.

Second image showing the slightly hidden panel with tiny dragonflies stamped.

These slightly hidden pieces are a pale blue and I stamped the dragonflies in Metallic gold and added a few pearls for decoration. I still have to make the envelope for the card and it will be mailed tomorrow morning. I had fun making this card and intend to make more. They aren’t hard to do, although I had a challenge with the diagonal scoring. It was a bonus that the card fit the challenge Tic Tac Toe board.

11 thoughts on “Twisted Gate Fold

    1. I’m so happy you like this Gayle. Initially, it seemed to take a long time to make, but once I managed the folds it went better. It is fun to try something new.


    1. Thanks Judy. I cut the dragon fly out of the same paper I used for the diagonals and then added the glitter piece behind it.


  1. I’m glad you tried something new and had fun with it! Love that it fit another challenge, as well. She’s going to love this beautiful card and love you send it with.


  2. How pretty Johanna! A fancy fold is always a nice way to celebrate a special birthday and that beautiful dragonfly diecut a great way to accent your number too. Thanks for playing TicTacToe with us over at The Paper Players this week!


  3. I’ve never seen this type of fold before, it looks amazing. Love the sweet flowery DSP as a backdrop for your beautiful dragonfly, and the tiny gems are the perfect embellishments for him. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players!


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