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Monday 27 May 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 92 - Tri shutter card with stamped image and a twist


This weeks challenge at Crafty Cardmakers wasn't just a challenge to everyone out there - it was a challenge to the majority of the Design Team too!  

So welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Annette who wanted to see a tri-shutter card with a stamped image, either digital or rubber, with an added twist of using the colours Blue, Yellow and Green. 

I'd seen tri-shutter cards before, but had never made one myself, or had the first clue how to begin.  So I took myself off to google and got myself a set of instructions and set to work. The first one was in thin card just to see how the folds went, and was discarded.

The second went really well - and then I read the challenge requirements again and realised that my black and pink masterpiece, using up some hunkydory toppers from my stash bore no resemblance to what was asked for.  This is an important part of entering challenges - read the requirements carefully... big FAIL on my part!!  

So I started again - this time bearing in mind the colours and the need for a stamped image!  The folds weren't that difficult once you have done them a couple of times and I used some pale lemon 12" x 12" card cut down to half size for my base card.  This makes getting the three parts the same size much easier, as you are working with 12 inches and not 11 and a bit and a blob (to quote Kay Rutter of Hougie board fame).

The green leaf backing card did come from my hunkydory stash (or it might have been kanban - difficult to tell when the packaging is gone) and I backed that with a dark blue/green plain card on the two side panels.  On the front panel, before mounting it onto the dark blue/green card I wrapped some blue/white bakers twine around it and tied it in a small bow.  In the centre panel I used the dark blue/green card with a stamped sentiment that I cut out with a nestie and distressed with chipped sapphire.

I cut small strips of the leaf backing card to go along the bottom and top centre panel, and used some paper flowers and pearls from my stash to embellish.  For my stamped image, I used a Jayne Nestorenko stamp I got free with a magazine for the main one, and coloured it with my coloured pencils.  I cut it out using an oval nestie, and did some faux stitching around the edge.  This was stuck onto the front panel with foam pads and a small dab of pinflair glue gel.  For my second image, I used a docrafts butterfly, cut out after being coloured blue with my pencils and glittered.

Sometimes, stretching yourself for the challenges really does come up trumps - this is a card fold I haven't done before, but it did actually come out really effectively, and I do like it. 

For those who are curious, my first effort is at the bottom of this post, after the interesting bit about what you can win if you enter the challenge!!!

Please ensure your card includes a stamped image to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot, whether you add the twist or not is up to you. 


We are sponsored by  

with a $10 gift voucher 
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. 
Long may it continue!

And also by
with this fabulous prize:-

Anna's Collection Oriental and a Colorbox Chalk Queue.
 As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art.  All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain. Look at the gallery on my blog -jennymayes.com - for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range.  We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.  
Good luck everyone.  Jenny and all. X#

My pink and black effort...


  1. Hi Jackie ...WOW your first Tri-Shutter-Card is very very lovely.... Thank you so much for playing along with my theme .

    Hugs , Annette xx

    1. It was a challenge, and a bit out of my comfort zone but I really do like the style now - it fits in an A6 envelope, but looks a bigger card when it is displayed. Win, win!

  2. Oooooo these are so gorgeous Jackie, you went all out and made 2!! I love both , they are so very pretty but I have to say that I am on love with black and pink together so your second one is my fave :)
    Fiona x

    1. I like the black and pink too... shame it didn't fit the challenge, really!