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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tri-Shutter Card

This type of card is called a Tri-Shutter Card. Interesting name, huh? It's a pretty cool card since it stands up all by itself for display and is always a nice surprise for whoever gets one. It's not your everyday, ordinary type of card :-). For my card, I used Marina Mist, So Saffron, and Cherry Cobbler, with just a splash of Very Vanilla. This color combo really makes all three colors pop, so I was really happy with my color choices.

Did you notice those cool little buttons in the centers of the flowers? I love them. They were made with the new Sweet Buttons embosslit in the Occasions Mini. A little bit of ink always adds more dimension to any die cut- especially die cuts that are embossed as they are cut. My buttons were done in So Saffron and Marina Mist, but only the So Saffron buttons were inked with More Mustard. Inking the Marina Mist buttons would have interrupted the flow of the card and would have left no place for the eye to rest. If you look closely though, the So Saffron flowers are inked a little around the edges with More Mustard, so it still draws the eye, but isn't busy.

Instead of using Designer Series Paper for my background, I chose to use texture for more interest. I chose the Square Lattice embossing folder. It reminds me of baskets and/or a woven background :-). Wishing you all a very happy day today! Thanks so much for visiting me!

Blessings!
Barb

Supplies:
Paper: So Saffron-105118, Marina Mist-119682, Cherry Cobbler-119685, Very Vanilla-101650, Old Olive-100702
Classic Stampin' Ink: More Mustard-103162, Cherry Cobbler-119669, So Saffron-105213, Marina Mist-119668
Stamps: Bliss-123217, Bold Blossom-122232
Punches: Butterfly-119848, 1.75" Scallop Circle-119854, Boho Blossoms-119858
Dies: Sweet Button-121813, Daisies #2-114520, Beautiful Wings-118138, Little Leaves-114511
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Square Lattice-119976

6 comments:

Qbee (aka Brenda) said...

What a darling card. A lot of work went into all those layers. Beautiful!!

Atty said...

Great card Barb. I made several of that style for Christmas this year. TFS
PS I wanted to let you know I posted 2 awards for you on my blog. Stop by and get them.
hugs,
Donna

Amanda Mertz said...

What a lot of details on this card! I love the flowers with the button centers...great use of the embosslit! TFS!

Lois said...

OMGosh I LOVE this!! Love everything about it. TFS I think I'll be forced to case this one too. Gosh it's pretty!!!

Allison said...

Fabulous card! I love the color combo and the details!

Kim said...

Please stop - I'm going into inspiration overload and no time to stamp for the next few days. This card is totally awesome.

Thanks for sharing,
Kim