Monday, March 21, 2011

My first Shutter Card

First of all, thanks for stopping by today, 
second... I really think this card need more work. For some reason I am not happy with it, but instead of continue to mess with it (and eventually screwing it up) I am sharing it.

Here is a card I made over the last few days.  It's my very first shutter card.  If you need a tutorial for this card a video really is the way to go.  Just search for "shutter card" on Youtube and you'll be set! :)

Here is the inside, it features all Scrappy Mom's Stamps and some four layer flowers from Walk in My Garden, white gel pen stitching and this paper that has unbalanced blue, yellow and white plaid paper. The yellow stripes are velvet!!

Here are the flowers from the front of the card.  It is a border feature from Walk in My Garden for the tulips (cut at 2 1/2") and I covered the flower heads with the sunflower cut (cut at 1").

Here you can see a better view of the inside.  I added Gelly Roll white gel pen all over the front and inside. The card body is heavy weight card stock from Bazzill.

When I stamped this "So Grateful" stamp I masked off the rest of the stamp that read "for you" to keep with the "Thank you" theme of my card.

Here is a close up of the four layerd flower.  I cut four layers for each of the flowers and stack them up when assmbling them.  I then added some Studio G glitter glue to the centers.

Cartridges used:
Walk in my Garden

Other supplies:
Bazzill card stock
a Martha Stewart punch (sorry I don't remember the name)
Gelly Roll white gel pen
ATG glue runner
Scotch Quick Dry Glue


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Christy said...

That is a great card. I've made one shutter card, but it didn't have the solid front on it. I think I like your version better. I'll have to try another one. TFS!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card design! LOL I have been searching my paper for my ugliest for the Queen of my craftroom challenge too! (I think your paper is super cute!)

Janis Lewis said...

Very pretty! Love the petals on the flowers. And that's not ugly paper! This is very, very good! hanks for playing in my Fun Fold Challenge. :) Janis

Debbie said...

I love this card
you are tremendously talented, tfs

Jeri said...

Wonderful card. Love the dimension of the flowers and all the glitter. Thanks for playing at CCC.

*Star said...

Very cute cards! I have always wanted to try a shutter card but have never gotten around to doing one. Yours turned out fabulous!! The name of the Martha Stewart punch is "Quilt". It's one of my favorites and I use it all the time. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)

Sharon said...

WOW! This is just fantastic!!! Love the paper and those flowers are just awesome!!! Love it!! :)

Glora said...

Awesome card. It is beautiful and the way it opens is so much fun. I love it! Thanks for joining us for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. Hugs- Glora

Carol's Place said...

That's a cute card! Nothing ugly about it!!
Welcome to the team!!

Celeste B. said...

absolutely beautiful!! I love the flower is absolutely beautiful!! :) TFS!

Jennifer said...


I love unique cards!!! :) You did a great job on your (first!) shutter card! It must have taken a long time (to cut the base, cut all that paper, do all the doodling with the gel pen,...), but so worth it!

Thanks for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

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Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Very nice card. I love the flowers and their glittery centers.