Autumn Roses Gatefold Card Folio

Autumn Roses Gatefold Card Folio with Blue Fern Studios Bird Waltz Papers

Hello, Friends!  Happy Friday! Have you ever noticed that as summer winds down, roses seem to be at their most beautiful?  Today’s Blue Fern Studios Autumn Roses Gatefold Card pays tribute to the glorious flowers of fall.

There are a few mixed media touches on this card: custom dyed seam binding ribbon, handmade roses, and Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture lend even more richness to the elegant Bird Waltz papers.

TIP:  Stamp the Classic Roses onto patterned paper using Terra Cotta Ink. Then die cut.  The patterned paper creates instant depth and ensures that your handmade flowers will match your papers perfectly.

TIP:  Use a sponge dauber to brush additional ink on the edges of the petals for even more beauty.

Autumn Roses Gatefold Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Gatefold cards provide you with lots of nooks and crannies.  Use these areas for sentiment panels, mini pockets, and to display images.

You knew there had to be a pocket somewhere in the mix, didn’t you?  I do love a good pocket!

It’s the perfect spot to tuck in a little decorative tea wallet, vintage silver plate demitasse spoon and a journal card from The Bird Waltz Paper Collection.

I built this pocket on the front of a flap page.  Fold the flap down to reveal a waterfall cascade and a photo mount.  Isn’t that fun?

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  To see more cards with the lovely Blue Fern Studio Bird Waltz Collection, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!



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14 thoughts on “Autumn Roses Gatefold Card Folio

  1. Helen

    Such a beautiful card to start the Autumn season. The layers and embellishments give the gatefold design such a unique look…and that waterfall on the inside is such a delightful surprise. I know this card is going to inspire my card making in the near future…I’m thinking Thanksgiving projects. tfs Hugs.

  2. Joyce Lennard

    Oh my, that is remarkable. I know what I am going to be doing tomorrow. You always inspire me Kathy. xx Jpyce

  3. Sandy Artman

    Your card introduced me to Blue Moon Scrapbooking and the Bird Waltz collection. How delightful – these papers have my name written all over them…Thanks, Kathy for your great inspiration!

  4. Sandy Artman

    Hi, Kathy,
    Oo, oo, me, too! Chiming along with other who are gushing about this gorgeous card! It has that “kathy touch” all over it…hand-dyed ribbon, exquisite paper flowers, roses, roses, roses, butterflies, birdies with details galore in a surprise-at-every-turn-gate-fold design. Wow, my day just got off to a perfect start! ;->)Sandy

  5. Cheryl Wells

    OMG Kathy!!!! Girl you completely knocked this one out of the ball park!!! I love, love this little card/folio – simply stunning from front to back, and your roses are fabulous – WOW – I always look forward to seeing your next creation – such a wonderful talent you have been blessed with!!!

  6. Suzy Q

    Good morning Kathy, this gatefold card folio is just gorgeous! Luv all your details and your Roses are just fabulous! Have you ever given a tutorial on how to make them??? The coloring makes them look so real …like they’ve been dried and preserved so carefully!! The whole card looks so vintage looking! Luv every detail inside too! …Hidden waterfall! Wow! This is one of my Kathy favorites! Hugs, Suzy Q

  7. Gena L Krannig

    Oh Kathy, how elegant! And what a beautiful paper collection. I love the soft, Fall colors in this card. That dragonfly image with the flowers and perfectly matched ribbon is so lovely. We have a plethora of dragonflies at the farm right now. I love them! This card with the gatefold design AND the waterfall is fantastic. Two of my favorite designs combined! The tips and tricks you give us are always so appreciated. Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  8. Sherry Somers

    So pretty Kathy! I love the flowers and thank you for tell us how you made them. I have flower dies but havent made any yet. Im going to try this idea. Thanks.

  9. lynn legge

    Kathy this is stunning and so fall to me. I love love the colors and all the goodies inside…so much to look at……sending hugs

  10. Glenda F Brooks

    Wow! A truly stunning piece my friend! I am always so impressed by how much you pack into this small amount of real estate!

  11. Katie Baird

    Your gatefold card is stunning, and I love your handmade roses adorning the front. Your creations are extra special with all of your thoughtful additions- tea bag wallets, honey sticks, sweet treats, and silver spoons. What a thoughtful gift! Hugs from Kentucky!

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