Today at Sally Allnock’s Blog she showed us how to make an “Adapted” Trifold Shutter Card. She made it look so easy, I had to give it a try. For the details on the trifold template check out her blog at http://sandyallnock.com/adapted-trifold-shutter-card-revisited/ .
I started with making the card base. You use a piece 5.5 x 12 and end up with an A2 card. I decorated the panels using various Christmas card stocks from my stash. For the cover I used a die from Spellbinders called Moroccan Motifs. I thought they kind of looked like snowflakes. I cut out the largest die for the base for my little bear elf called Claudia Loves Christmas by Miss Muffet, and the smallest as a snowflake embellishment for the inside of the card. I coloured her with Copic markers, fussy cut her out and set aside. Next I cut out all the pieces to layer on my card. The main sentiment is from was a freebie from Whimsey Doodle called Sentiment – Elves Watching. I assembled the pieces are here is the final result…
I entered my card into the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Christmas Elves
Completely Christmas Challenge – #40 Anything Goes…….With a Twist Something Beginning with S…. (Santa’s Little Helper/Snowflakes)
Cut it Up - Non-traditional Christmas Card – Challenge #59 (Used a tri-fold card)
Winter Wonderland – Dies and Punches
Get Creative Challenges – Christmas
Sentimental Sunday – Challenge #235 Lots of Layers
I don’t make very many “princess” cards, but now that Heather is expecting a little girl, I would imagine I will be making scores of them. The challenge at Addicted to Stamps is Princesses or Fairies so I designed first fairy tale card. I used three stamps: Castle by Scrappin’ Doobles, Flying Dragon by Doodle Dragon Studio and Arkan by Miss Muffet. I also added the Frosty Border by Memory Box, gems for a crown, and a bow. The paper is from my stash.
I also entered this card in the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – Fantasy
OMG! I had such fun making this card. Over at Cardz 4 Guyz the Challenge is “Use Some Metal”. Well that got the creative juices following… (Did I mention, I love the challenges at Cardz 4 Guys!-CHECK them out, HERE). I used a cute little dude by Bugaboo – Cool Johnny Cool. I combined it with a graffiti stamp by Miss Muffet – pah2003. I first coloured the stamps. To make the corrugated metal fence, I used metal foil tape from the hardware store that I stuck it to a piece of card stock. I fussy cut the “pah” and stuck it on the foiled card stock. To make it look like fencing, I used my scor-pal and embossed lines. I used some metal brads for the rivets. I added a metal silver dot to Johnny ear – because the dude had to have an earring, some grass and a cat (Memory Box). The hardest thing about this card was photographing it!
Note: pah pä - exclamation: used to express disgust or contempt. ”“Pah! They know nothing.””