Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tri-Shutter Card

I learned how to make this tri-shutter card from an awesome tutorial at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/trishuttercard/. Beate (pronounced bee-ah-tuh) created a beautiful video tutorial to go with it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su-3T3sd4r0&feature=player_embedded. I love pretty much everything that Beate makes and she's definitely one of my paper crafting heroes.

For this card I used a lot of paper piercing (all the little holes) with the pointy metal object you see in the pictures. It's a free, quick embellishment and I think it adds so much. For the butterfly I used the kissing technique where you ink up a stamp with a pattern and then press it onto a solid image stamp with no pattern. In this case, the butterfly was the solid image stamp and I think it turned out a nice watercolor effect. The butterfly and flowers are from the Level 1 Hostess Set "Of the Earth" that you can earn by hosting a party.

Opening this card is such a fun surprise - there's so much more to it than you would have guessed! I used Stampin' Up!'s new Scallop Trim Border punch (item#118402) for the delicate edging that you see on the bottom right and hidden behind the Birthday Wishes oval.

This card does require a 12" length of card stock, so it's perfect for all you scrapbookers or if you want to break away from the standard A2 (5.5" x 4.25") sized card. I hope you'll try one and let me see the results!

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