So how did we manage to weather the stormy days? Obsessions, my friend! He has his photography and I have my scrapbooking! That and with many many blessings and prayers from those around us .... :)
Anyway, I fell in love with the K&Co Blue Awning collection. (Yes, I admit it, I am hopelessly in love with blue. If you have to pair it with something else, it's got to be green or purple.) I thought the blue and green and beige will make a perfectly masculine card!
This is my first time making a gate fold card. I had to add 1/2 to the total width of the card, and then trimmed the fold to give it the diamond shape. I added the blue strips to the outward facing side of the card and then added the triangle onto the front. I added a lighter colour patterned paper to the inside of the card so that I can write a message in there.
Double-sided patterned paper works really well in a gate fold card. When you fold the card, you get different patterns without having to glue another layer to it. I also love the fact that the double-side papers are usually colour-coordinated.