During the month of September the Eileen Hull Teams have been sharing their card making projects with everyone, you can check out lots of inspiration over at Eileen's site, via the link below.
Eileen's Card Caddy Die is a fabulous shape for a card shape, and if you fold your card in half and keep the folded edge inside of the cut line, the hard work is all done for you.
I also used the die to cut out two layers of paper to cover the card fronts with. One opening right to left, and one opening left to right. This will all come clear in a minute.
The cards will overlap as above to create a 5 1/4" by 6" gatefold.
I added a piece of co-ordinating card on the inside, so it made the most of the gorgeous shaped edge that will overlap.
Next I used the leaf stamp from Eileen's Wonderful World of Flowers stamp set, which was released through Maker Forte. I wanted to create a soft background on the Label, which is also from the Card Caddy Die. I used Wild Honey Distress Ink for both stamping and adding colour around the edges.
I knew the word stamp would be a little too large for the label, so I masked off the top part and stamped using Potting Soil Archival Ink from Wendy Vecchi. I also added a little more around the edge of the label to increase the depth of the shading. I chose this colour over black because I wanted a softer look.
And on the inside I added the whole of the word stamp. One of my favourite songs and it was also played at my Wedding, many years ago.
I don't often make cards these days, but what a quick and easy way of creating something a little different rather than a shop bought one.