Hello Crafters :-)
Today, I thought I would share a fun card with you... something a little different to challenge you :-)
I believe it is called a Tri-Shutter card.
It easy to make, and not very big, as I know many of you crafters out there like a smallish card to post. In fact, the finished folded card size is only 6 x 4 inches, and and quite flat as you can see below.
✅ As always, you can find the Shopping List for this project, at the bottom of this page.
Creating Your Template
▪️Firstly, cut a piece of white card to measure 12 x 6 inches - (I used a 12x12" sheet as A4 are not quite big enough).
▪️With your Scoreboard (with the short edge at the side), score at the 2 inch mark for 1 and a 1/2 inches down from the top and again 1 and a 1/2 inch up from the bottom then score at the 4 inch mark all the way down. Rotate your card to the opposite side and do this process again.
▪️Next, place your long edge of the card on your Scoreboard and score at the 1 and a 1/2 inch from the 2inch line to the 10inch line. (You are basically joining up the two scores you've done first), then rotate and repeat for the bottom edge.
▪️Now cut along these last scores with a craft knife .
▪️Next mark all of the measurements on your template with a pencil (as seen in my pictures) then burnish the creases as shown below.
✅ Hopefully you will now have a master template to keep for future reference, which is easy to follow.
▪️Now you have familiarised yourself with the template, cut out another to create your card.....
Add Some Colour
Let's add some colour to the card... I chose Jamie Rodger’s NEW Vintage Textures Paper Pad - Soft
▪️Take the yellow sheet
▪️Add glue to the piece you want to use and lay the sheet across your template/base. When the glue is dry, turn it over and cut around it. I found this the easiest way to do it!
✅ I have added pictures for you to show you the process. You may wish to cut yours down more, as mine are a bit bigger for demonstration purposes :-)
If you prefer, you can measure and cut them out.
✅ TIP - I find that a ruler with a metal edge works best for cutting against with a knife, rather than the card edge.
▪️For the centre panel, I used Craftmania’s Marbled Cloud Paper
▪️Next, take Jamie Rodgers' Wings Of Wonder Collection - Moroccan Scalloped Lattice Background Die. Cut one out in white card, and then cut out two panels. Stick these to the top and bottom middle panels of your card. (You will then have created one as seen in my photos).
▪️Cut out three of the Wings of Wonder Collection - Butterfly Garden Wishes panels, along with Best Wishes sentiment (including all of the little critters that come with it).
▪️Now inject a little colour.....
I used all three tins of Tim Holtz Watercolour Pencil Sets and a Waterbrush.
When using watercolours, you don't have to be exact so have fun....
Paint with bright colours along with all the little butterflies and dragonflies.
I coloured my My "Best Wishes" sentiment using a Glitter Pen.
▪️Once your watercolours are dry, place one across the centre panel (from the right side), and cut to size to fit the centre. Then cut the tree off the extra, and fit it onto the end of the centre panel so there is a tree at each end. Glue these on.
Then it’s just a case of snipping bits out and placing them along the bottom of the card.
✅ For detail... I went along the bottom with a brown marker pen to create the look of soil after I stuck them on. This was a little fiddly, so my advice may be to do this before adding to the card.
Stick your trees on to the top panels
▪️Next cut out a Grand Butterfly from the Collection in white card, and colour with Distress Inks and Blending Brushes / Smoothies. I've chosen my colours to complement my Distress Watercolours.
I've used - Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint.
Then stick some vellum on the back and blend those same colours onto the back as well.
▪️Let’s finish by now taking the metal die "Best Wishes" and drawing round it face up on a dark green card and fussy cutting it out with your Vaessen Creative Tweezer Scissors. Turn it over, and then glue your yellow sentiment onto it.
▪️Snip up any remaining elements from your Butterfly Garden Wishes panels, and stick some behind your Best Wishes sentiment, and your Grand Butterfly.
Adhere your sentiment with foam roll and glue, then just glue on the Grand Butterfly by the body.
▪️Add all your finishing touches with all the little butterflies and dragonflies....
I hope you enjoy making this pretty little garden card - why not give it a go and share with us on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers
CARD & PAPER
INKS & PENS
GLUE & ADHESIVES