Monday, January 2, 2012

FOSTV challenge #1 of 2012-Gatefold



The holidays are almost over for me and I suppose most of us. Sooooo, it's time to get serious with our crafting again. Don't you love my big ol' Buffalo? I made this card for the FOSTV challenge #1 for the new year. You can find our challenge at Home of Speedy TV. The challenge this week is to make a gatefold. Folks, if you've never made one, they really are so easy. I wanted to make mine a masculine gatefold and that is why I chose this wonderful stamp set called Buffalo Spring. This set can be found at Mark's Finest Papers.

Want to see a bit of the inside?
I'm using Mark's Finest Papers Old World Gold cardstock and the ribbon is from MFP, Deepest Mahogany stitched grosgrain, shown here. I added a couple double punched corners with my EK Success punch and some brads. The dp is from a Making Memories scrapbook pad.
Oh, and he is colored with Copics.

Entering challenges:
{Lawnscaping} Challenge-#25-Birthday

Card Crafter's Circle-#3-Anything Goes

19 comments:

Basslady said...

wow, sweety...this is so cool...love the way you show-cased that image!

hugs and kisses from germany,

silvi (still fighting against a cold...aaaaargh!)

NanaConnie said...

WOW! Wonderful masculine card, Benzi. Love the photo corners and brads. They really work with the "Old West" feel of the card. Perfect ribbon choice, too.

Maria said...

A fabulous male gatefold card, Benzi! Love the paper and colors you chose. And, perfect coloring on the buffalo! Take care and Happy New Year to you and family, hugs!!:-))

Marisa said...

I really must try this style of card, never done one! Way to use the buffalo over the center line.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Awesome card.

Jenée said...

Nice, masculine card. I like it lots. It is so difficult (it seems) to find nice images for men. Wel done. Thank you for entering your card in the Card Crafter's Circle challenge this week.

Marie Gamber said...

Great gatefold! Yes.... the buffalo is fabulous!
Hugs,
Marie!

Janine said...

Love the inside of your card - thanks for sharing that too!

Annette said...

wow what a beautiful card..

Anne-Marie said...

Wow! This is a GREAT masculine creation - so original.....I love it- and so would my hubby! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle...hope to see you again next week!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Buffalo Gal won't you come out tonight, won't you come out tonight, won't you come out tonight. Buffalo Gal won't you come out tonight and dance by the light of the moon!!! lol How was that? What a super Buffalo card. I love the gate fold and need to make one. Yours is spectacular. Super cute.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Trish and Treasure said...

Terrific masculine card and really great colours, clever design and love the corner accents and how you decorated inside as well!!!!Happy New Year and thanks for entering our challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle and hope to see you again next week!
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
Card Crafter's Circle Design Team

Pauline said...

A fabulous Masculine creation. I know my hubby would love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle.

Carol L said...

Great guy card with that image and green papers! The inside is pretty cool with the buffalo running wild! Nice!!

Lynnette said...

Very fun card! Thanks for joining in the Lawnscaping challenge

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello, Buffalo! He looks a bit intimidating, but I'm sure he's a friendly guy and wants us to peek inside your card. (which, by the way, looks very cool in there!)

I haven't tried Gate Fold yet, but take your word for it being easy. :)

Bonnie said...

Fun papers and awesome buffalo. Any guy will love this!

Laurel said...

Such a fun card. I especially love what you did with the corners! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Bold and unique.....great fold