Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tri-Shutter Wedding Card

Inspiration

It's "Heartfelt Wednesday", and I have a wedding card and some fun summery cards on today's blog post at Heartfelt Creations. Today, I'll show you the wedding card, and the details for the additional cards will be posted tomorrow and Friday. Be sure to visit the HC blog for lots of beautiful creations by our design team members - they are such a talented group!

The wedding card uses several stamps from the Heartfelt Wedding Collection, including the HCPC 3403 Shabby Chic Lace stamp, which when embossed creates a beautiful delicate pattern. This is a tri-shutter card - a fun card to make with a very impressive result. I have a template below, or you can check out the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers. TriShutter Wedding

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Sparkling Merlot Metallic (Wassau)5 1/2" x 12"
Vellum8 1/2" x 11"
Pink Pirouette (SU!)5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink)2" x 4"

Inks

White Dye Ink for Parchment Crafting (Sweet Stamps)
Purely Pomegranate (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3400 Bella Rosebuds PreCut Set
HCPC 3403 Shabby Chic Lace PreCut Set
HCPC 3404 Wedding Sentiment PreCut Set

Accessories

Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Labels 4 Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Fancy Tags Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
White embossing powder (Sweet Stamps)
Heat gun
Gelly Roll pens (Sakura)
Adhesive gems (Recollections)
Scor-Pal
ATG 714
Scissors
Rotary Trimmer

Instructions

Base Card

Trishutter Template

Start with a piece of metallic card stock, measuring 5 1/2" x 12". Using a scoring tool, line up the long side of the paper at the top of the scoring board, and score at 2", 4", 8", and 10". Now, measure in 1 1/2" along the score lines, and cut from the 2" score line to the 10" score line. Repeat this cut on the other side of the base card.

Trishutter Top View

To create the trishutter fold, the top and bottom strips are folded differently than the center strip of the card. For the top and bottom strips, the 2" and 8" scores are "mountain" folds, and the 4" and 10" scores are "valley" folds. For the center strip, leave the 2" and 10" scores flat, do a mountain fold on the 4" score, a valley fold on the 8" score. Here's a top view of the card that should help all this make sense.

Lace Trim

Stamp and emboss the lace stamp on vellum paper using white ink and white embossing powder. You will need 3 copies of the lace image. From the bottom edge of the lace images, measure up 1 1/2" , and cut straight across the lace. Trim these pieces to match the upper panels of the card (2 pieces 2" long, and 1 piece 4" long). Cut the upper edge of the lace around the points, and through the curves below each point, creating a "swag" effect. Trim these pieces to match the upper panels of the card (2 pieces 2" long, and 1 piece 4" long). Mount the lace images on the upper and lower panels of the card.

Images

Cut and emboss 2 labels from pink paper using the largest standard Label 4 Nestabilities die from pink paper. Cut and emboss a single label from pink paper using the largest Label 4 Small Nestabilities die. On each of the two larger labels, stamp the rose bud image in the dark pink ink. Color with Gelly Roll pens (I used Green, Rose Star, and Clear Star). Add gems in the center of the small flowers. On the smaller label, stamp the sentiment in the dark pink ink.

ASSEMBLY

Mount the rose bud labels on the first and third panels of the center strip, and the sentiment on the middle panel. Stamp the "special couple" sentiment in dark pink on white cardstock, and cut and emboss it with the Fancy Tag Nestabilities, and adhere it to the lower portion of the front image label.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

6 comments:

Olga said...

beautiful!!!! The lace stamp looks like it was made for this card, gorgoeus!!!

Sue W said...

Such a wonderful creation Lisa Lynn!

Mrs Ham said...

I've always liked Tri-Shutter card, and I really like the way you decorated yours.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Beautiful and quite labor intensive! I made two of these and decided I was done. Just gorgeous!

Olena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job! Olena

Helen said...

Very beautiful.

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