Saturday, 21 September 2013

Tri-Shutter Card - A Green Christmas

In my pursuit to try out different card styles, I have noticed an abundance of tri-shutter cards.  These look amazing and at first glance seem quite complicated, but they are actually really easy. Another great thing about them is they fold down to A6 size so are great for posting. 
For this card I have used Papermania Naughty and Nice Christmas plus a Noel topper and other embellishments.
First I measured dark green card to 5½"x12", then scored and cut as per the template below:



Cut

I creased and folded to create the shape then cut panels of different patterned paper from the stack to fit in each part of the card. 
For the front I added a large oval topper using 3D foam pads.  At the back I threaded twine through three buttons, knotted and trimmed before glueing in a line down the centre of the panel.  I wrapped some twine around the right side of the top panel and tied in a bow, holding down with glue. 
To finish off I cut a tree shape, glued it to the small back panel and added dots of glue and green glitter. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:





3 comments:

  1. A lovely Christmas card Nicola and such a nice fold as well.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Button Up theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  2. What a fabulous card! I love the green, its my favourite colour
    Thanks for sharing it with the Diva's this week for our Anything Goes challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  3. Hi Nicola, I love using this fold for a card it looks so interesting. Love the way that you have filled yours and thankyou for joining us at ~Allsorts this week x

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