Monday, May 25, 2009

A Tri-Shutter Birthday Card

Happy Memorial Day!

I made this card for my honey's birthday, which was last Saturday. We don't usually exchange gifts, so I like to go all out for his birthday cards. I saw this card as part of last week's Try a New Technique Challenge on Splitcoast. These tri-shutter cards look really complicated, so I was a little nervous to try it, but they are deceptively easy to make. You can view a tutorial by Bonnie Szwalkiewicz here.

Here is a top view of the card. I love how all those panels fold in and out.

I got to use my Score-Pal on this project and it came in very handy. I received one for my birthday from my wonderful stamping friends in the Creative Consortium, but haven't used it much. I was glad that I could put it to good use!

I used my Big, Bold Birthday stamp set and cut out each of the pieces of the cupcake and the candles, mounting them on the mid-left inner panel. I added a couple of stars, which I double punched with the Star punch and the Large Star punch. A little tip - first, punch out the small star out of your piece of scrap and then punch the larger star, creating a frame. Much easier than trying to do it the other way around! I sponged a little bit of Kiwi Kiss ink around the edges of the stars, giving them a little more dimension.

I stamped the sentiment repeated in Pacific Point ink, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for perfect placement. I finished the card off with some Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon and Jumbo Eyelets. I absolutely love the finished product, and Davin really liked it, too! :)

Stamps: Big, Bold Birthday
Paper: Kiwi Kiss textured cs, Very Vanilla, Muirfield dsp
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Score-Pal, 3/4" circle punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon

6 comments:

Emily said...

What a super card Jenn! I love everything about it especially the color combo! The pictures are great.

LeAnne said...

Dang, this is cute...every single one I've seen is awesome! On my "to-try" list!

Emily said...

It's me again! I have a little something for you over on my blog...come over and retrieve it when you get a chance:))
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Laurie N said...

Wow, how awesome it that! And lots of options for a fun masculine card.

Stamp and Smile said...

Wonderful hubby card!! Fun colors, and the layout rocks!! Love the look of the stars and cupcake.. yum!! Visual delight Jen... SMILES! Michelle :)

Amy said...

I am so going to case this card! What a fun way to use coordinating DSP!