When I looked at the double gate fold cards I was drawn to the ones where the paper was monochromatic on both sides. In looking through my stash I found this very old DSP in More Mustard the has a stitched look on one side.
I went with that and found my Needlepoint Elements die set with this stitched pattern die. I cut that close to the top so you can see it peeking out. Then I went with the Pierced Blooms flowers to continue a needlework look.
Because the inside of this has the pretty stitched flowers I used this stamp from Band Together. I'll post a photo of the inside.
However, after making this card, I realized that I put the lower rectangles on backwards! The points were supposed to be on the outside, not inside! (You can see this on the other photo.)
Oh well. It alters a bit but the general idea is there.
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 GMT Views: 611
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Tue, Mar 09, 2021 @ 7:09 PM
The stitched theme on inside and out really coordinates all elements. I love how you used the bright blooms with the gentle bumble bee foundation color. Thanks for making such a delightful sample for the sketch challenge.
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Tue, Mar 09, 2021 @ 7:55 PM
The sentiment on this says it all! Your card is Beautiful inside and out! Love the old paper you found - looks like it was made to go with these die cut flowers and the pierced bloom inside is just lovely peeking out of the top!
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Wed, Mar 10, 2021 @ 4:12 AM
Jeanne, I love the idea of carrying your stitched theme throughout your design, the stitching on the inside panel is a beautiful accent and perfect placement for the area that was blank. Love your idea's my friend! You are an inspiration!