Monday, September 28, 2009

I'll Tri Anything Once

Yes, I know it's a terrible pun, but I couldn't help it. I saw a challenge for a tri-shutter card over at Splitcoast Stampers and I really wanted to give it a go. You'll find several tutorials out there that are great. I read several but I'm more of a visual person, so I found this video tutorial by Beate to be the most helpful.

I used Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Christmas line for all the patterned papers. This is such a fun set to work with. Gotta love BG for continuing to crank out amazing collections. The sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas and the fawn is from Stampin' Up's Forest Friends set. Here's another view of the card from the front.

I added a variety of embellishments, including Kaisercraft Rhinestones, snowflakes, Stickles covered icicles, ric rac, and ribbon.

I noticed that the SCS Virtual Stamping Night challenge required completion in 45 minutes. Let me tell you, it took me much longer to complete my card than that. I suppose if you had it all thought out first, that would help. I tend to create on the fly. Which is another way of saying I make it up as I go along!

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas, Stampin' Up

Ink: SU Creamy Caramel, Color Box Olive Chalk Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stickles, Ric Rac, Kaisercraft rhinestones
Tools: SU Snowflake Punch, Martha Stewart Icicle Punch, SU Scallop Punch, Nestabilities, Mat Pack, Piercer


so A"MUSE"D said...

Wowey that is one cute card! I just love those papers and that little deer is so dear!

anya said...

Kathie, this is so beautiful! It looks incredibly complicated, too. Love all that coordinating patterned paper!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very cute and sweet. I like the papers you combinded and such a fun project.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a super cute card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Good Golly this is adorable! Wow, this one "rocks" - I am so going to have to try out this style of card. Love yours!