Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tri Shutter Card - Live your Dream

Hope you all had a great weekend! It was my first weekend with no coughing and I'm so thankful.
A friend commissioned a card for someone very special so I thought I'd go back to SCS and look for a technique I hadn't tried yet. This is a Tri -Shutter Card. The directions can be found here on craftiblog's site. The gallery on SCS is here for TLC221.
Getting the dimensions right for the first panel proved a bit of a challenge in itself, I did not say any bad words although I sure was tempted to!! Once that was done though, the rest was easy. The card folds to fit into a regular A2 envelope. If you haven't tried this technique yet, I encourage you to give it a go.
Here's a close up of the flower on the front. This is from Papertrey's 2008 Anniversary set that I finally received. I think mine got lost in the mail or something. I stamped the image 4X then popped each layer up on a dimensional after giving each layer a good coat of Crystal Effects.

This is a view from the top. Aren't those folds cool? I distressed most of the edges and clear embossed the sentiments. Thanks so much for stopping by...your comments are always appreciated.
Supplies:
Stamps - SU Live your Dream, Papertrey 2008 Anniversary set, Scripture - unmounted red rubber
Paper - Base - Bazzill Linen Textured Cream, Papertrey Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Green Tea Leaves DP
Ink - Papertrey Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream
Accessories - Cuttlebug Butterfly, Martha Stewart leaf & butterfly punches, heart and flower cream buttons (JoAnn's), Twine (PTI), Pearls (SU & Michael's), Crystal Effects, dimensionals, ribbon (free from Ellen Hutson), SU Old Olive marker
Blessings!

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7 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Your card is so lovely...I must try to make one!

Regina Easter said...

wow, this is awesome...i might have to try this...hugs

Mary Beth said...

Awesomely beautiful, totally cool card! Love that gorgeous flower on the front. You never cease to amaze!

Lana said...

WOW this is so stunning...
Hugs
Lana x

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh, my, is this ever beautiful, Charlene! I've only made one tri-shutter card, but I agree that they are fun!

Stephanie said...

This card is gorgeous, but my favorite is that flower!! Wow-ee!! It really pops :) Great idea w/crystal effects!

Queenie Jeannie said...

FAB-U-LOUS CARD!!!

I came here to learn the secret of your flower. I love it all but that is SO impressive looking! Great job!!!!!