Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Splitcoast Tutorial: Interlocking Gate Card

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!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very cute card. Love the ladybug! You are so blessed with an abundance of creativity.

  2. so sweet, and love your idea for the little ladybug!!

  3. So pretty and creative Dina. I love your loose watercoloring and off set interlocking flowers and leaves. TFS my friend.

  4. I love this card. It's so pretty and the ladybug is adorable.