I made a video showing how to make this fabulous fancy-fold card about three years ago. Recently hubby found a photograph of a special tri-fold shutter card I made as a request for someone years ago! I remember making this card partly because I enjoyed making it but also because I loved the Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used. I made the card in February 2013!
The first card I made for today’s video I used the Ornate Garden DSP and for the video card I used the Peony Garden DSP. When I decided to use the Peony Garden for the video I was disappointed to find that I don’t have any Petal Pink 12″ x 12″ cardstock (CS). As often happens this turned out for the best because the video card looks great with a Smokey Slate card base with hints of Petal Pink here and there.
When I made the Ornate Garden DSP card I didn’t find the Ornate Garden Stamp Set provided the right size images I was looking for so I looked at other sets. For the sentiment inside the card, I used YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE from the Beautiful World Stamp Set. Isn’t it a fabulous sentiment?
For the image in the centre of the card, I chose the LOVE floral stamp from the Posted For You Stamp Set. Instead of using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch which comes as a bundle with the stamp set, I die cut it using the no.3 Rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. It fitted in the centre panel beautifully.
I forgot myself and added some Rhinestones on the back panel which is on the inside of the card. This is something I never do! I will probably change them over with quarter-inch circles punched using some foil cardstock. In the video, although I created the decorative cardstock panel for writing the greeting on the card, I forgot to adhere it in place. I corrected this after the video when I realised!
I have provided all the sizes in inches, metric and US inches! Although the card base is made from a sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock, the US need to use a piece that’s 5.5″ x 12″ while the rest of the world can use 6″ x 12″. The reason is that the larger size won’t fit into the regular SU envelopes in the US.
That’s it from me today and I wish you a very blessed Sunday. Take care and stay safe, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. Happy crafting.