|Gateway Fold Card - Stamps - SU "Because I Care". Focal and greeting matted. Focal stamped in Stazon and coloured with SU watercolour crayons and aquapainter.|
One of the first challenges I was set as part of a card swap group, was to make a Gateway Fold card. It ended up being a lot easier than I thought, although it was hard enough to do without a scoring board. This is when the specialist tools come into their own!
I was using the scoring tool and a ruler on my craft mat for folds but my measurements always seemed a bit off. It seemed better to fold it manually and get as clean a fold as I could get with my hand! Now of course with a scoring board it is so much easier - you just need to score two lines - each one 1/4 the length of the card , one from each end.
|The gateway fold card is an easy 'fancy' fold - with lots of impact.|
Then you place your focal but only adhere it to one side. In this card I have adhered the larger flower on one side and the greeting on the other, but when closed it looks like they are both in the centre. The only additional advice I have is that make sure your focal isn't wider (or longer) than the card when closed LOL (yes, I did that mistake first!)