Tuesday, April 19, 2011

♥ A {real} "GATE" Card ♥ {City Crafter GDT}

I have the pleasure to be this week's Guest Designer on the City Crafter Challenge Blog! And the awesome challenge this week is to make a gate card. For directions on how to make one, you can visit HERE or HERE.
I decided to make a real gate card! I used a mini Ornate chipboard Gate from Dusty Attic, which I added some white paint to and then "aged" it a bit with some various inks and then added some punched leaves and flowers to it as well as some punched butterflies, Melissa Frances resin keyhole and a tea-stained crocheted heart. When you "tuck" the heart under one of the mini roses it holds the gate closed. I used some pieces of thin hemp cord to hold the gates onto the front of the flaps. So the gates really open. So I have a gate fold card with real gates on it! :)
I also used paper by Making Memories, a Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps (Love Mail), ribbon, crystal chandelier pendant, pearls, and trim.
Stop by the City Crafter Challenge blog to say Hi and participate in this fun challenge!! I would love to see your gate cards too!
 Look at this gorgeous inspiration photo!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs...

26 comments:

Romaine said...

Omg.....soooo cute and gorgeous!

Pips said...

WAUW! What a gorgeouus card - really nice decorated - great work!

Vanesia said...

Ohhhhh!! Bellissima ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is simply breathtaking!!!!!! a PERFECT gate card!!!!
Thanks for being our guest this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, we are so honored to have you!!! THANKS!!!

Marília Lopes said...

Gorgeous Melissa!!!
I loved!!!
Hugs

Melissa said...

Just beautiful

Ros said...

An Amazing card!!! so very pretty ... thanks ever so much for Guest designing for us at CCCB

María Castillo said...

Your work is simply gorgeous!!

TwoHeartsPath said...

OH, This is sooooo Beautiful and sooo sooo romantic....Love it!!!
TFS Patti

Kelly Massman said...

How very lovely!

Linda B said...

Oh Melissa... I saw your card at CCCB and fell in love. This is magnificent... wonderful!!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful!!!

ellabella said...

WOW!!! This is such a lovely card in lovely colors!!! I'm speachless!!! It's amazing! Janine

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Melissa Love your Gate Card, so pretty!Wonderful details and colours!
hugs
doreen

Carol said...

OMG Melissa! Stunning card! love the gate and design is awesome, great inspiration! TFS

Heidi said...

Wow this is stunning!
Beautiful design and colours:)
Love it.
Hugs, Heidi:)

cebelica said...

Your cards are always so beautiful! I love this one! Hugs!

Bloomin Rose said...

Wow! I just found your blog through Two Peas and I am sooooo glad I did. What a gorgeous card!

Esther said...

So beautiful! it's just a lovely gate card!

Colleen and Nora Anne said...

Wow this is amazing!

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning Melissa, I just love your take on this.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Hanni said...

What a wonderful piece of art! I just love the vintage look and the gate!

Cheri Wenger said...

Oh, how fun and beautiful! The inside is equally as gorgeous and I love that the gates actually swing open! A gatefold with gates...:D <3 it!!!

Simply Shaz said...

This is just STUNNING Melissa :)WTG Girl :) Gates on a gatefold! Genius! I LOVE those Gates, they are AMAZING and your card is BEAUTIFUL :)
Shaz x

Lucy said...

I can't imagine making a card like this and giving it to someone. I don't like anyone that much!!!

Susan Allan said...

Just stunning! The gates are amazing and add sonmething special to your creation.
I will become a follower of your blog and add you to my sidebar too, if you don't mind.
So glad I found you!
Sue xx