Blue Lily Gatefold Congrats Card

Have you ever seen a blue water lily (or blue lotus)? Beautiful to look at, and they are also considered symbols of victory of the spirit. Consequently, a congrats card became this Blue Lily Gatefold Congrats Card!

This blue lily was stamped (AND die-cut) with FREE items from the Sale-a-bration catalog! Coupled together, this lily set and the Sailing Home bundle look great…and I think that’s amplified with this color combo!

Blue Lily Gatefold Card front

Night of Navy and Balmy Blue seem an unlikely duo, but the trio is complete with some Smokey Slate accents! Likewise, the woven embossing folder pairs well with this set, so I knew it would have to use it to jazz up this fun-fold card. All together, this makes a masculine-style card…with a flower on it!

As the centerpiece, the Lily on this card needed an extra POP. It contrasts from the belly band with not only dimensionals, but also shimmery black embossing powder.

Bonus: Having embossed edges also makes the lily shadows easier to color.

Blue Lily Gatefold Card open

See below for the easy steps to create this card:

Steps to make a Blue Lily Gatefold Card:

Cut your card base and designer series paper.

  • Balmy Blue: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. This will give you two flaps to fold in (like a gate).
  • Come Sail Away DSP: 2 strips of the gray and black underwater design at 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Smokey Slate: 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside sentiment, 3″ x 3″ for the belly band circle, and a tiny scrap for the congrats sentiment.

Make Belly Band.

  • Cut a strip of Night of Navy card stock 11″ x 1 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″ and 8 5/8″. If you need to make it slightly larger, score again 1/4″ from one of the first lines. Emboss the front flaps with the Weaved embossing folder. Fold over and adhere one flap on top of the other. Don’t worry, it’ll be covered.
  • Die-cut a medium stitched circle from Smokey Slate. Adhere to the center top of your belly band.

Create Lily.

  • On a scrap piece of balmy blue, stamp the large lily using versamark. Sprinkle with the shimmery black embossing powder, tap off, and heat until it’s shiny.
  • Next, use your night of navy blends marker to color from the center of the flower (the bases of each petal) outward about a 1/3 of each petal. If a shadow might go there, give it a little extra night of navy. Blending away from the dark blue, use the balmy blue blends to color the middle 1/3 of each petal.
  • Lastly, die-cut the lily. Adhere the lily to the center of the grey stitched circle using dimensionals.

Supplies for a Blue Lily Gatefold Card:

Paper Snips


Blue lily congrats card dsp

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the tutorial for this card! If you are looking for other fun projects, check out these posts:

Medallion tag sailing dspmusic tent fold cardMeerkat pop up box

Happy Crafting!

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