Friday, November 8, 2019

A Gatefold Goose

The weekend is upon us. Most people relax on the weekend. Since I retired from work I find the weekend is usually busier than the weekdays. Tomorrow we have the twins all day while their parents do their own thing. So it's a busy day running after 2 three-year olds. So I worked a bit on a card today for the letter G in Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards.

This is a gatefold card that I created using Spellbinder's Standard Circles on kraft paper. Jennifer McGuire had a wonderful video this week featuring gatefold cards so I used her tutorial. I  used Beccy's Christmas Goose for the image. The sentiment is from Beccy's Grumpy Goose digital stamp set.  The designer paper is from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

The bellyband that I made has the sentiment and then to add some color I added two arrows colored with American Craft markers. I'm not totally happy with this one. The original design had a stamped from, using a background stamp. When I finished you could see the design so I took it out of my MISTI. But as it dried the pattern became lighter and lighter until you could hardly see it at all. So I moved to plan B and used the paper. Not what I envisioned but I guess it works.
I am entering these challenges:

That's it for me tonight. Almost bedtime but I should go see if I can get dinner started for tomorrow night. If the twins see you in the kitchen they think it's time to eat so I try to minimize my time in the kitchen when they are here. The good news is they love fruits and veggies so it's easy to give them a snack. Have a super weekend.



Beccy said...

I love the paper Donna, those glowing Christmas lights are fabulous! I also like the style of gatefold card you created, the double window is a wonderful idea and adds lots of interest to the design. Great idea to close it with a belly band.
Enjoy your weekend with the little ones!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Donna, this is so cute! I own the goose rubber stamp and think it's such a fun one. I'm glad you used the tangled up goose on your card.

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! What a fantastic card, Donna! Your little grumpy guy looks pretty good all wrapped up like that, and your glowing Christmas lights in the background are BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful card. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
Crafty Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Pam said...

Adorable! Cute goose image and great paper!

Lori m said...

Sweet...sweet card, great gate fold card, hugs, Lori m

Billie A said...

awesome card. Love the fold and fun papers. cute image. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.
Billie A
Crafty Sentiments

crafty said...

Love this card shape. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.

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