This card was incredibly simple to make, but I love it so much! I started by stamping and heat embossing one of the images from the Cosmos 4x6 Stamps. I used the Cosmos Layering Stencils and LDRS Creative Hybrid Ink Pads to quickly add color and dimension to the image. I used the Cosmos Coordinating Dies and cut out the image as well as a sentiment.
Now let's create the gatefold card base. I love gatefold cards because you don't need any fancy supplies or extra cardstock. Take a piece of standard 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and cut it in half at 5 1/2" so that you have a piece of cardstock that measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". This is where you'd usually fold the cardstock in half to create a standard A2 card base, but we're going to mix it up! I scored at 2 1/8" from each end and folded the flaps toward the center to create a "kissing gatefold" card base.
I wanted to add a bit of texture and design to the background of my card, so I die-cut the Modern Geometric A2 Coverplate I Die from white cardstock and cut it in half at 2 1/8" and glued one piece to each of the gatefold flaps.