Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tri-Shutter Card

Patterned Party Tri Shutter Card

Another card we made at the September stamp club workshop was a Tri-Shutter card.  I was a little indimidated by this style of card.  But after following a great TUTORIAL on Splitcoaststampers I found that it really wasn't too hard to make.

After cutting the 5-1/2 x 12 card stock to make the tri-shutter folds, the rest was very easy to put together.  
Stamping was done only on the main image panel. By the way, add adhesive to only ONE side of the main image panel.  Otherwise your card will stick shut.  This has happened to me many times!!

Also, I would have liked to have coloured the balloons with markers right on the stamp, but I don't have the Pool Party Marker.  So stamped the balloons on scrap card stock in So Saffron and Pool Party ink and then cut them out.  Not to quick!

Inside of Tri-Shutter Card
View of the inside....and a piece of DSP falling off.  Ooops.


Stamps:  Patterned party, Pennant Parade (sentiment)
Paper:  Domestic Goddess DSP, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink:  Pool Party, So Saffron, Basic Grey
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Dimensions of DSP:

5-3/8 x 1-7/8  (2)  Large Plaid Design
1-7/8 x 1-3/8  (4)  Pool Party Checks Design
1-7/8 x 2-3/8  (2)  Pool Party Checks Design
1-3/8 x 3-7/8  (2)  Yellow Design

Other Dimensions:

Sahara Sand:  5-1/2 x 12, 2-3/8 x 4
Whisper White:  2-1/4 x 3-7/8, 2-3/8 x 3-7/8

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Penguin Punch Art

Punch Art Penguin and Patterned Party

One of my stamp clubs began meeting again in September after a summer break.  It was great to get together and stamp.  This is one of the cards we made.  I saw THIS card on  Splitcoaststampers by Renee.  She also has a blog,  Stamping for Sanity,  that has wonderful cards.  I thought this card would be a fun one to use with the club.

I guess I would have to say that the trickiest thing about this card is putting the penguin and balloons together.  It's not hard but is time consuming to glue all the little pieces together.   There are three punches I used to create the main image:  3/4" Circle Punch (balloons), Pennant Punch (hat), and the Owl Punch.  I took a photo of all the pieces that need to be punched out.  Sorry that it is not a very clear picture. 

Another thing to note about this card is that I popped up the Melon Mango and Whisper White square with double dimensionals so it could fit over the Melon Mango Pompoms nicely.  It had a warped look when I didn't do that.  

I think everything else is self-explanitory by looking at the card and supply list. 


Stamps:  Pennant Parade, Patterned Party, Petite Pairs
Paper:  DSP (retired),  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mango
Ink:  Melon Mango, Pumpkin Pie, Black Stazon
Accessories:  Melon Mango Pompom Ribbon (retired), Dotted Scalloped Border Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Pennant Punch, Dimensionals, Two-Way Glue Pen, White Glue, 


Whisper White:  4-1/4 x 11 card base, 2-5/8 x 2-5/8, 3-1/8 x 3-1/8, 1/2 x 4-1/8
Melon Mango:  4-1/8 x 5-3/8, 2-3/4 x 2-3/4
Pumpkin Pie:  3 x 3, 4-1/8 strip for scallop border
Scraps in Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, DSP, Melon Mango for Punch Art.

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