Monday, May 01, 2017

Colorful Tri-Shutter Card

Hi, Lois here today with a card full of bright sunny colors -- and lots of folds!   Yellow/orange/lime green is such a happy color combination.   I used a die/stamp set and several other dies from CottageCutz.

Supplies used on today's card are:

Yellow cardstock - 12 x 5 1/2"
Lime green for the mats
Patterned paper for the panels
Scraps of orange and black for the sentiment and butterfly
Copic markers
Foam pop dots
CottageCutz dies - Marigolds - October (stamp/die set), Happy, Birthday, Double-stitched Ovals, Spring Butterfly 1

Cut the yellow cardstock  to 12" x 5 1/2" and score on the 2", 4", 8", and 10" marks.

Place the panel in your paper cutter with the long edge at the 1 1/2" mark.  Cut a slit from the 2" scoreline to the 10" scoreline.  Rotate 180 degrees and cut the same way on the other side.

Fold on the scorelines  as shown in the photo.

I used the card base and traced around the end T-shape section and cut a template.  I then cut 1/16" around the edge to make a template for the mat piece, and again another 1/16" to make a template for the patterned paper piece.

Cut the mat  and patterned paper pieces as follows:

Lime green - 4 pieces 1 3/8" x 1 7/8", 2 pieces 1 3/8" x 3 7/8", 1 piece 2 3/8" x 3 7/8", and two pieces using the larger of the two T-shaped templates.

Patterned paper - 4 pieces 1 1/4" x 1 3/4", 2 pieces 1 1/4" x 3 3/4", 1 piece 2 1/4" x 3 3/4", two pieces using the smaller of the two T-shaped templates.

Layer and adhere the patterned paper to the lime green pieces.  Adhere to the card base, as shown.

Stamp and color the marigolds onto white cardstock and then cut all the die-cut pieces.

Apply the die-cut pieces to your card, and you're finished.

This is such a fun card to make.  I hope you'll give it a try.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:


SugarShine Designs said...

There's so many great things about your card today. First the card base is fun. It's a nice change of pace from a typical card. The colors you picked are so energizing and fresh. I wouldn't have though that by simply adding a black outline to a butterfly, it would look so much like a monarch but it does! I'm definitely going to remember that for the future. Great stuff Lois!

Bev Polen said...

This tri-shutter card is awesome, Lois! The designer paper is gorgeous with the beautiful colors and flowers. The marigolds are colored beautifully, and I agree with Janet about the beautiful butterfly. You did fantastic on creating this bright and beautiful card, Lois!

Janja said...

You did a great job with three-shutter card, Lois. You inspired me to try it. Very nicely done.

Mary Marsh said...

You always do such a fantastic job with your fancy fold cards Lois-this one is particularly beautiful

Pam MacKay said...

Lois love the papers! I have them and now I am so excited to use them! Gorgeous fancy fold card as always!