Friday, April 19, 2013

'Home is Where the Heart is' Gatefold Card

Even the sparrow finds a HOME, 
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young, at your altars,
O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Psalm 84 : 3

Welcome to Digi Desserts Fridaze in connection with My Paper Crafting !    We, on the Design Team, are to create a project using a Digital File from the vast selection at every Friday, share them with You and encourage You to visit over there, get the FREE Digi File for today, make a project with it and link it for all to see.  The ‘winning’ designer is highlighted next week as a Guest Designer!   It’s an easy and fun thing to do on the weekend! 

For this week’s project I made a gatefold card for Some Dear Ones to me who have moved recently into a new apartment.  I thought that Melin’s ‘Home Where Heart DS’ was perfect to express my love and happiness for them.  Here is the card –

*  I put the file in my Perfect Effects Free program and used the Earth Action on it, which gives a mottled effect and more interest than plain flat color. 

*  I cut the card base from light green cardstock and embossed it with the Woodgrain folder, which I had inked with Rust ink. 

*  I had the ‘negative’ of a shape I’d cut for something in the rust color of the roof and base.  I trimmed it to fit the front of the card I cut some light green/white heart print paper for the backdrop, adhered under the rust ‘negative’ cut and adhered the birdhouse on it.   I trimmed the sentiment an adhered it in three places.  I added heart=shaped and round gems.  I adhered the panel to the left gatefold side.  I added corner punched pieces and gems to three corners.

*  I printed the inside sentiment, “Welcome to Your New Home!” on white cardstock, cut it into a heart shape with my Heart Colluzzle, and mounted it on pink wallpaper and rust cardstock hearts – all cut with my Colluzzle.

Here is the Digi File I used -

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  1. Love your gatefold card Lynden! This DS is the perfect one to welcome someone to their new home! I love how you placed the sentiment and love the hearts on the inside of your card! Hugs!

  2. Lynden, they will love their card you made for them! What a special card to give to someone when they move! I love the fold too! Great job on it! :)

  3. This is a great card for someone moving in to a new home. Love the embossed card blank.


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