Sunday, 7 August 2011

Artistic Etchings- Shutter Card

Hello there I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, weather here has been so mixed this last few days.
I spent the bestest few days with one of my good friends Moira a demonstrator from France. She stayed with us for a few days and we crafted till the wee hours of the morning indulged in midnight feasts drank a few bottles of fizzy and had a  really great time and she enabled me to a Thermomix (I NEED one now do you have one? let me know if you do), and I am so missing her today. I absolutely loved having her here and I cannot wait till I fly to France to craft in her lovely room. I haven’t got any pictures at all would you believe it? we were so busy working on a very special project that I will share with you later along with the disaster that couldn’t be averted, and didn’t took one photo at all.
Anyway enough blah blah I am sharing a commission I had to make for someone, a 21 Birthday card.
I am not good with personalizing cards but needs must and all that and this is what I ended up with.
Is a Shutter card and I have to admit the first one I have ever made Surprised smile, I know I must be the last crafter in the land to attempt one of these. I love and admire all the intricate fold cards but not really interested in making them. I always think they are fiddly to do and shy away from them, well I was wrong again as this was way easier that it looked .
I have used the gorgeous Artistic Etchings stamp set from the main Stampin’Up! catalogue and the Love letter designer paper collection. They go together really well and were an obvious choice for a not to girly 21 year old.
Here’s a Birdseye view
lucys view
I won’t provide directions and measurements as you can easily find dozens of tutorials online just search for shutter cards.
I have also made a display box inspired by my wonderful and talented friend Jenny Moors.
Supplies: all Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated
PAPER: Basic Black, Riding hood Red and Very Vanilla  card stock, Love letter designer paper
INK: Basic Black, Riding hood Red
STAMPS: Artistic Etchings, Broadsheet Alpha, Sincere Salutations, Just Perfect Alphabet
TOOLS:  11/4” , 1 3/8” circle, Large Oval Large Scallop Oval, Extra Large flower punches
ACCESSORIES: Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Rhinestones, Filigree brads.
Right I am off tomorrow is my first day as a Full Time Stampin’Up! demonstrator Open-mouthed smile, I cannot wait!! you watch I will still be in my pj’s by 2pm LOL>
See you again soon till then hugs xx

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