This week's tutorial is a little twist on a classic gate fold card - Brenda Quintana, our guest author, calls it an Interlocking Gate Card and the latch is made with 2 slotted die cuts or punched pieces.
Here's mine... I used shapes from a Sizzix steel rule die that came with my Big Shot Plus - it has a variety of flowers, hearts, leaves and a butterfly. I colored the die cuts loosely with Distress markers then spritzed to let the color run. The two flowers are offset just a turn, just to give the flower a little more dimension. I used a light tablet and grid template to mark my center lines and make sure the pieces were lined up together... that tool has come in handy in more ways than I thought it would!
The center pieces are slotted, one from the top and one from the bottom, so that they fit together to hold the card closed. It's a fun design! I like how the open card has a flower on each side.
Sometimes I add a little ladybug as a fun touch in my paintings - thought it would be fun to put one on a card. I drew the little head and antennas first, then glued the dew drop in place.
That's all I know! Hope you'll try this fun little card!