I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Today, I had to go across town to the other LSS to pick up some Hero Art Acrylic stamps that they ordered for me.  I had gotten 2 calls and still hadn't gotten around to driving over there.  So today, I made the trek.  While I was there, I found there was going to be a 1 hr card making class.  I inquired and found there was a space, so I stayed.

Todays lesson was on the Tri-fold shutter card.  I've made quite a few of these, but wanted to take the class anyway.  I didn't have all the supplies I would have loved to fancy it up, but I did the best with what I had available.  I think it turned out ok, but need to do some touch-ups to it.

All the parts were pre-cut for us and I believe the instructor used the cricut for the flower and the top-note saying (which was layered).  She had used the Swiss dot cuttlebug folder on one of the flowers, so to make it uniform, I cuttlebugged one of the layers of the sentiment top note layers.  What was funny was, no one had thought of doing this til I asked to do it and everyone wanted to jump on that bandwagon.   I had my brads with me and pulled one out to use as the center for the flower.   I pop-dotted the flower off of the card along with the sentiment.  The other ladies there thought that was a good idea and chose to do the same. 

Found the class handout.  The paper used was Bazzill Glaze Pink Dot.   The 6-petal flowers were cut from Plantin Schoolbook.  The rectangles for the sentiments were cut from Accent Essentials.

The original instructions for making these types of cards can be found at http://craftiblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/2009-04-23-quad-fold-card-sample-tutorial/

1 comment:

  1. beautiful card Helen... it was nice to meet you and hang out with you at MMU... I'm looking forward to following your blog and seeing more of your wonderful work!


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