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Monday, 27 May 2013

CRAFTY CARDMAKERS - Tri-fold shutter card with a twist...

Well, what's that you may ask?

This is my very first DT piece for the Crafty Cardmaker's Design Team and I had to go and check it out myself (thank goodness for the internet!!) as I didn't want to go off piste for my very first challenge. I discovered I have made these before and I love the effect but don't much like all that matting and layering (cutting straight lines is not my strong point).

The actual challenge has been set by Annette  who would like to see a tri-shutter card with a stamped image, either digital or rubber, with an added twist of using the colours Blue, Yellow and Green

Once I had, ahem, mastered the basic design with folds and cuts in the right place (it's really quite simple....) I went to a DCWV paper pad (Café Mediterranean) for some colour inspiration. Having chosen my papers I selected a newish design from Clarity Stamps for my main image and coloured with promarkers. The flowers are made with a Martha Stewart punch and stamp set. You can see from the photo that I have had a bit of difficulty with my self adhesive bling which keeps falling off - weird, I've never had that before must just be a duff sheet. So I've re-attached them all with wet glue.

I hope I haven't put you off, these cards are really easy to do and look quite impressive but still fold down flat to go in an envelope.  Just don't let your head get too befuddled with measurements you may see online - you can change these as much as you like, it's the proportions and the principle of cuts (there are only 2!!) and folds you need to grasp. In fact I've been so inspired I've started a more ambitious project which I hope to share soon.

To join in with the challenge hop on over to the Crafty Cardmakers Blog and post your entry. This challenge is sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads but please make sure you follow all of Annette's requirements to be eligible. And you'll need to be quick as this challenge is only running for a week.

Can't wait to see what you do!!


Ria Gall said...

Hi Cindy
love your card and the colours work really well together. Is there somewhere we can go to get the "how to make" for the card?

chrissies said...

Great shape for the card Cindy and I love the image you used.

Best wishes Chrissie x

sandee said...

Just thought I's pop in and see how you are feeling, I hope better! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

WendyK said...

Great card Cindy, I haven't tackled one of those. Too much measuring and cutting.

fionalawlor said...

Hi Cindy,
Your card os gorgeous!! Those flowers are fab and such a lovely sentiment :)
Fiona x

Kay Griffin said...

Gorgeous card :)

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