Tri Shutter Card


By Gwen Bloomfield

 This card certainly has a WOW factor! It does involve a lot of measuring, cutting and adhering but the end result is beautiful. It is a card that can be dressed up or down. A lot of care MUST be taken with the measuring and cutting. This cannot be emphasised strongly enough because it the pieces don’t fit then the finished project will not sit properly. This project can be made using either 12 x 12 cardstock or A4. If using 12 x 12 then trim your cardstock (c/s) to 27cm x 29cm. You will get two cards and there is a lot less wastage doing it this way I find.

Cut cardstock 27 x 14.5cm
Place cardstock horizontally in your scor-pal/ paper trimmer and score at 4.5, 9, 18 & 22.5cm. Turn cardstock so that short end is at the top, measure in 4cm, score between the 4.5 & 22.5cm score lines, then using wither paper trimmer or craft knife slit the card stock where it has been scored. Repeat on the other edge and you will have 2 cuts on your cardstock, fold your card concertina fashion then open it out.

Measure and cut the following Designer Paper, and cardstock:-
Designer Paper
4 x 14      2 of
4 x 3.5     4  of   
4 x 6       2  of

 Main Panel (on front of card)
6.5 x 11 – Same colour as main card
6 x 10.5 – Contrast
5.5 x 10 – White

 Centre Panel
6 x 8.5 – same colour as contrast above
5.5 x 8 – White

Top and Bottom Centre Panels
3.5 x 8.5 White 2 of

 Easiest way to construct is to place your designer paper on panels the panels first, then adhere. Sponge edges of white c/s. Stamp top and bottom centre panels with images of your choice. Adhere in place.
 Sponge edges of White for centre panel. Stamp image of choice to one side of this panel. Adhere to contrast panel and then adhere to centre panel on card.
Sponge edges of White on main panel. Stamp image then attach to 1st contrast, and then onto 2nd contrast (which is the same colour as your main card body. Position this assembled panel on the front of the main card and position about 1 ½ cms in from the left hand edge. Adhere to the main panel taking care to only put adhesive on the area that is going to be attached to the card front.
Place sentiments on card where you want them.

                                                  Opened out

             Standing Card Front
Please feel free to use this tutorial for your own creations.
This tutorial is not to be, copied, sold either as a hard copy or electronically without
my express permission
Copyright © Gwen Bloomfield


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