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Monday, June 4, 2012

Tri-Shutter Birthday Card


I love the look of special shaped cards - but they can be challenging to decorate. I find this to be especially true for the tri-shutter card.  Sometimes, however, less is more.  In this example, several of the panels don't have much on them, but there is quite a lot to see regardless. 

The base of the card is made from a glittered cardstock, so it already has quite a bit of sparkle. I ran a border of silver metallic ribbon top and bottom that really sets it off nicely.

The focal is made with vellum.  I used a stencil and embossed it with my Big Shot before coloring the rose with gel pens and smooch ink. I love my Dove Blending pen for helping to create shading, though you can't see that well in this picture.  Mounting the vellum on white card stock that was shaped using a Spellbinder's die, and adding outline sticker corner treatments completes the focal.

A poem was printed on white paper and glued to one panel, while a short message was glued to a second panel that was matted with white.  The rose theme is carried to the upper back panel by paper piecing an outline sticker. 

For more ideas on decorating tri-shutter cards, check out this post.

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