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This card was made for Retro Rubber Stamping Blog Challenge #151 -Red - White - Black - Gray.

I wanted to create a masculine Valentines Day Card, so thought RRCB's color challenge was perfect. I always try to surprise my husband with special occasion cards that are a little different, so a gatefold shutter card seemed the perfect solution.

I used Sandi McIver's great tutorial on how to create this type of special fold card. She has great instructions and a video at: https://sandimaciver.com/gatefold-sh...card-tutorial/ So I won't go into the details of it's creation.

The card uses all four colors that RRBC challenged us to use,  plus since they require stamps that are at least 1 year old, I've used the heart stamp from the 2009 Stampin' Up! (SU) Sale-a-Bration mini catalog, "Teeny Tiny Wishes" sentiment from the SU 2009 main catalog, and a REALLY old Valentines candy heart Michaels stamp from years ago.

Here is the card front with it's belly band:
 
I think my husband will like the results. I'd rate the difficulty level for this card as a "3", but if you follow Sandi's directions you won't have any problem at all!

Stamps: SU Polka Dot Punches, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Michaels Craft Smart 125530
Paper: SU Real Red, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Go Wild DSP Stack
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red
Accessories: Sizzix Nested Circles Dies, SU Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Scor-Tape, Paper Snips
Techniques: Gatefold Card, Shutter Card

Comments

  1. I agree that these colours will make a great masculine Valentine. I like the bold design of the chevron DSP. A gatefold is a lovely fold too. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  2. Great male Valentine! Even the heart isn't too girly, well done, totally nailed the male vday here. I love this fold, I have a die by Taylored Expressions that does this and I made a version of it for my Dad's 70th.

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