Magical Monday - Introducing Beached Boat

Good Morning Magic Makers! This week's Free Limited Edition digital stamp is Beached Boat by Nina May at There's Magic in the Air

Today's Challenge is to make a GateFold card...... I have to admit, I mostly stick to the basic A2 ( 5.5x4.25") size card, so this is my first attempt at this style. It was definately a challenge for me. Nina has found a great link to some Gatefold card instructions and I did basically follow that, except for the size..... I'd printed this out in a larger size than I normally would work with, (5" x3.5") but I didn't like my coloring "skills" on the smaller one haha
Anyway this card is 6" x 5.5" and I scored at 3.5" on the one side and 2.5" on the other

here's the card half open, so you can see how the gatefold opens and the image panel tucks behind the popped up sentiment to keep it closed

and here's the inside... I've left the open space for writing, or stamping a sentiment before I send it out. and I inked the edges and stamped the bird on the poles from My MFT By the Seashore set

So get on over to There's Magic in the Air and get your copy... they are FREE for a limited time only.... and there's the gatefold card challenge with a random prize drawing for participating as well!
Also she has the blog candy giveaway being drawn today! so get following!! and stay tuned for Photo polymer stamps featuring original art by Nina May!

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: There's Magic in the Air Beached Boat, by Nina May, PTI Mixed Messages, MFT By the Seashore
Paper: Bazzill cs, SU Baja Breeze dp
Ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Distress Inks Tea Dye, Colorbox Chalk Inks Chocolate & Blueberries queue
Accessories: Copic & Bic Markit markers



stuffie said...

looks awesome LA!!
I have never made my own gatefold, I have some that are prefolded. :)

Nina said...

LA, this turned out soo pretty, I love the colors you choose and love how youd did your inside with the little stamp! I think you should make more of these! :O) Great details and sharing your size as well!! Just beachy lovely!

Curt in Carmel said...

I think your coloring is beautiful! Great job on the gate fold for not doing them before. Love the background paper too! Bes,t Curt

Carrie said...

Adorable Leigh Anne!!

Emmy said...

I like how you scored the card so that both sides aren't equal in size. Adds a nice effect to it! Love the blue tones in this card. Very pretty card!!

craftykitten said...

Love this card. The colouring is lovely. I particularly like the inside of the card with the image of the bird on the post.

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card, you did a great Gate Folded card and your coloring is fabulous! Hugs Nilla

Rachel said...

WOW!! both of your beached boat cards are fabulous. i love the stuff you used for the sand on your other card. looks like alot of fun to play with.