Sunday, June 12, 2011

Simple Friendship - Tri Shutter Card

From the outside of this card, you may assume it's just a regular 4.25 x 5.5 inch card, at least I would, but this card opens into this.....
a Tri Shutter Card

This is one of my favorite stamp sets, called Simple Friendship and I'm sorry to see it will retire by the end of the month, June 30th, but the good news is there is time for you to still get it. Remmember only while supplies last.

This card is also using the DSP called - In Color which is currently a hostess set that can be earned for free with a $150.00 workshop total and will no longer be available after July 1.

I really enjoyed doing this card and love the color combination of Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and So Saffron. This card can be used for any occassion and the middle part is perfect for any saying you may want to add.

Here is a close up of how glitter can add just a little more to a card. I used crystal effects and combined it with glitter in a separate container, than used a tootpick to drop in the mixture to the areas that I wanted to add just a little more sparkle.

Stampin Dimensionals were used to pop up the scallop circle and Big Butterfly on the front of the card. Hope you Enjoy!!

Supplies Used:
  • Stamp Set - Simple Friendship (113397),
  • Inks - Marina Mist (119668), Black (101179) 
  • Cardstock - So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Marina Mist
  • DSP -In Color (121028) hostess, Subtles (117152)
  • Other - Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Crystal Effects (101055)
  • Basic Rhinestones (119246), Glitter, Signo Gel Pen (105021), Brads Neutrals (119736)
  • Punches - Scallop Punch 2 3/8" (118874), 1 3/4" circle (119850), Butterfly Punch (119848) 
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  1. OMG!! i love it i saw it on stampin pretty site and this is so cute can you post how you made it?

  2. Thank you so much for being my guest stamper! I love this project and need to make a tri-fold card now that you have inspired me! Hugs, M

  3. Mikki, I really like the tri-fold card. The stamp set you used works nicely in this format. Thanks for sharing!

  4. The colors you picked are so soft and pretty! I have never even attempted one of these cards - you did a beautiful job! Congrats on being Mary's guest stamper!

  5. I saw this on Mary's blog, Mikki, and I just had to check out your other cards! You do super work!

  6. I have always wanted to make a Tri-fold like this. I love the patterns that you have selected! Great Job!

  7. Mikki, your work is gorgeous! Love the look of the shutter card but have never been brave enough to make one. This is great inspiration!

  8. Mikki, this is a great card! It has given me inspiration to try this soon myself. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Melissa, I would be more than happy to post how I made this with step by step directions including pictures...I'll do it as a separate upcoming post... Thank-you all for leaving beautiful comments!!

  10. Beautiful card and what a brilliant idea to mix Crystal Effect and glitter together! I've never tried to make a tri shutter card, but you've inspired me to give it a try very soon.

  11. You have reminded me how COOL tri-shutter cards are! I love how you decorated each fold on the card. The look of the Crystal Effects with the glitter is just the right touch.

  12. Dear you, what a gorgeous card. I love it. It is so well done with so many great and super sweet details.. And how fun that you were part of Mary's blog.. Congrats!

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  13. This is NOT a shutter card - it's the whole blinkin' house!!!! The inside is such a surprise when it's opened. It blows me away. Great design elements!M

  14. Loving butterflies right now. Did you combine different stamp sets (butterflies from different sets)? If so, I LOVE that idea!! :)

    The color combo is so fun & fresh

  15. Mikki -- Wow! What a beautiful card. It looks very complex. Would you be willing to share the template?

    I love your work.
    Barbara (one of Mary's Pals)

  16. Kris, yes the butterflies on the right hand side are from another set called: Punched Posies, I forgot to add to the post...thanks for the lovely comment!!

    Barbara, I would love to share the template as soon as I'm done with the directions..I'll also be doing a separate upcoming post as well...thanks for your time to add a comment!!

  17. Thank-you all for taking the time to leave a beautiful comment...I'm glad you all liked it!!

    I look forward to posting more.


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