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.
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

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