Well, you all have probably heard that wonderful saying that "great minds think alike". I think that saying is appropriate this week, since both my fellow DT member, Ro Donner, and guest designer Bev Code, and I were thinking exactly the same thing when we started our projects. None of us were aware what the other was doing. I guess we all decided it was a good time to make some tri-shutter cards. You can see Ro's post by clicking here, and Bev Code's post by clicking here.
I am working on a Halloween mini album, and I had lots of small pieces that I absolutely refuse to throw away. These cards are really good for using up all of your beautiful paper scraps. I was going to postpone mine, but then I thought, why do that when I can show you how different they can look. And different they are.
The Robin's Nest supplies used:
Black Fleur Glitttered White Cardstock
Black and White Clock
Black and White Glitter Border Swirl
Damask Black and White
Black Classic Glittered Cardstock
Orange Glitter Crackle
Pink Glitter Crackle
Purple Glitter Crackle
Halloween Glitter Stripe
Jade Diamond Dew Drops
Obsidian Diamond Dew Drops
Other supplies used:
Sin City Stamps Halloween Bingo
Sin City Stamps Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul
Clear Shrink-It plastic (Aleene's)
Dylusions Ink Sprays: After Midnight, Fresh Lime, Squeeze Orange, White Linen
Tim Holtz dies: Elegant Flourishes, Paper Rosette (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Gold Mixative, Lettuce, Butterscotch
Tim Holtz Distress ink pad: Pumice Stone, Seedless Preserves
Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint (Ranger)
Glimmer Glaze: Sea Kelp, Adobe (Tattered Angels)
StazOn ink pad: Cactus Green (Tsukineko)
Cut Black Classic Glittered Cardstock to 5-1/2" x 12", score at 2", 4", 8", and 10".
Measure in 1-1/2" along top and bottom horizontal edges, and cut between the 2" and 10" score lines.
Halloween Glitter Stripe 3/16" smaller than the rectangular areas, and print papers from the Classified Collection another 3/16" smaller than the solid cardstock, arranging the different prints in a pleasing manner within each rectangle. Here is how the first layer looks.
Here is how it looks after adding the second layer.
I die cut two smaller flourishes from chipboard, painted each with Sea Kelp and Adobe Glimmer Glazes, then added a layer of Rock Candy crackle paint. After dried, I adhered to each side panel of the card.
When dry, use circle die to cut out around the image.
|Stamp onto clear shrink plastic|
|See how the color intensifies after shrinking|
|Adhere to white card stock with Glossy Accents, trim off excess|
I hope you enjoyed my version of a tri-shutter card today, and that Ro, Bev, and I have inspired you to try your hand at making one of these fun style cards. They really are not hard to make, and you get to use your scraps instead of throwing them away.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative week!