Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card...

Hi all - are these Tri-Shutter cards the most beautiful cards ever designed????? I think so. Mind you after making this one I swore I would never make another one again!!!! LOL

I had a card making day (all day and into the night) with some friends at the end of the school holidays and 3 of us decided to have a go at making one of these cards. On the day, I was the only one who persevered (the other two threw theirs LOL) 'cause I felt I had no choice LOL as I was making it for a friend's 40th and wanted a really special card and also it was the same papers I was using to make her a gift. (which I gave up on in the end and bought something instead LOL) One of the others did also end up finishing theirs at a later date.

These cards, I find, frustrating up until the patterned layers are on and then it is plain sailing from there. Really, they are not as hard as I am making them out to be, but we just struggled getting the shaped pieces to fit nicely. But after ones finished, one will notice that the small discrepancies are not noticeable because of the layers and folds. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.... LOL Great tutorials here and here.

I have made mine so that I have the centre panel to write on.

Ps: But they are so beautiful and so intriguing that I have just finished another one for another friend's birthday. But that's for another day. Stay tuned Melissa for more postings..... :D



9 comments:

Jean McKenzie said...

Very lovely Debbie. I am yet to try one of these cards but I can see why they would be a little fiddly when getting the DSP pieces on!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Debbie, this turned out beautifully! I love your color choices. Bravo!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is another amazing card from you - I keep wanting to try these - and gave them a go once!!! Problem - I tried to change the measurements to suit our A4 - lots of frustration!!!! But yours is gorgeous - you have such a knack with unusual cards!
xXx

AMY FLEMING said...

Thankyou so much for your sweet comment!
I have not even given these cards a try but now seeing yours I really must!
Beautiful
Amyxx

Janet said...

These are so pretty - I love them and you did an awesome job here - such pretty colors.

Leigh said...

Fabulous card Debbie.

Kim Gavarra said...

OMG Debbie! This is just too lovely! I love making these cards and yours is amazing!

Kim Gavarra said...

OMG Debbie! This is just too lovely! I love making these cards and yours is amazing!

Kylie said...

Stunning card Deb! I have yet to make a tri-shutter card, they look scary and hard to make lol!
Love the colours and the DSP!

Take Care,
Kylie X

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