While looking through photos posted in the LateNightStampers Yahoo group, I ran across the COOLEST card by Jan Webb. I emailed her for directions, and she directed me to a tutorial for a "Tri-Shutter Card." I tweaked it a bit so that I would end up with a 5-1/2" x 4" notecard.* I couldn't believe how easy this card was to make! Have I mentioned lately how much I LUV my Scor-Pal?
I started with a 12x12" piece of textured cardstock in Mellow Moss, (my least favorite SU! color, just in case I screwed up on my first attempt at this project). I pulled out my Recollections designer paper from the "olden days" when SU! offered prints on just one side.
The butterfly stamp is by Hero Arts.
Here's the front of the card, approximately what you would see as you're pulling it out of an envelope:
Here's a view of the card partially opened:
Here's what the card looks like fully opened:
Here you can see the center panel a little better:
Here's what the project looks like from the bottom:
I can't wait to crank out more of these puppies, but I have a bunch of themed swap cards to make first. Perhaps by the end of this week...
If you decide to try your hand at this card, I would really LOVE to see what you come up with! Please comment and leave me an URL where your card(s) can be found.
* I've had quite a few requests for the dimensions I used for my card, so here goes:
1. Start out with a piece of 12" x 5-1/2" cardstock.
2. Score the height of the card at 4" and 8".
3. Score 1" from the top and 1" from the bottom at 2" and 10".
4. Cut from the 2" score to the 10" score at both top and bottom.
5. Fold 1" strips at top and bottom opposite the folds in the center section.
Here's a diagram that might help to see what's happening:
If any part of this is unclear, please leave a comment below and I will contact you directly.
Thank you for looking, and I look forward to seeing YOUR creation(s)!
HAHAHAHA!!! I just took a look at this project again and noticed a screw-up! The card base is Mellow Moss while the butterflies and sentiment are stamped on Sage Shadow. That'll teach me to stamp on one hour of sleep! But hey, I'm pleased it turned out as well as it did given I was half asleep at the time.
If you'd like to see the card that inspired me, check out Jan's new blog!