Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tri-Shutter Tilda

The other night, I saw an awesome card made by Norma called a Tri-Shutter card. Her card is just amazing and I thought I would challenge myself to trying one. She gave a link on her blog for directions to make it. Check the directions here. Actually the card is easy-peasy to make. This is what it looks like when it's open and standing:

Isn't that cool? Here is what it looks like when it's closed. It's an A2 size and fits a regular envelope...

When you flatten it out it will look like this.

Here's a view from the top looking down:

I searched high and low through all my stamps to find a sentiment that would take up the middle section. Nothing! So I computer generated one, matching the color and selecting a rather elegant font. It says "Have I told you lately that I love you?" I thought the Shabby Chic Tilda I chose for the front looked a little sad somehow. This is the only phrase I could think of at the time. So to answer that question I chose Giggling Tilda, and wrote "Oh! Silly me! Of course I have. I love you..." I am sending this to a very dear friend in Canada, whom I haven't seen in years, but love very much.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus collection. They matched up beautifully with now retiring In Color, Baja Breeze, from SU. Sure sorry to see that collection go! The green cardstock used for the card base is from my stash purchased at HL. .

Here are the Copics I used to make this card:

I hope you will be inspired to give this Tri-Shutter card a try, it truly is easy. Thanks so much for dropping in for a visit and leaving an encouraging word or two.


  1. Barb - This is awesome, you're coloring is stunning! Your friend will cherish it forever!!! tfs!
    Pam Going Postal

  2. Just magnificent Barb...LOVELY card...Hugs..Jacque

  3. This is just adorable. I have seen a tutorial for this and really want to try it out. TFS!

  4. That is a totally awesome card, Barb. Love, love it!!! I will have to try that. Hugs, Christina

  5. These cards are so COOL!!! I've got to try one! Love it Barb! Tilda is gawwwjus!!! Fabulous card as always!!

  6. Oh Barb your card is so very cute I just love it. Love your coloring and your design papers. You are a awesome card maker!

  7. Barb,
    you did a great job on it! it is a lovely Tri-Shutter card
    Oh, I feel like making one too.. I think I`ll give a try!



  8. Barb that is so cute I am going to have to do one of these cards !

  9. Hehe Barb, I keep on telling myself to try it out, but am just so busy trying to catch up with all those challenges & swaps. You and Norma's cards really inspired my motivation! TFS. This card turned out beautifully done!

  10. hello Barb, i saw that card too and thought i must give it a try. your sample card is amazing!!!

  11. I love this card and the color scheme that you have used. I also want to make this tri-shutter card but haven't had a chance yet. Great job!

  12. Wow that looked like a lot of work! And it's an amazing card! Your coloring is beautiful!

  13. Wow Barb! This is amazing! Your coloring is sensational! Such a beautiful card! :D

  14. Beautiful Barb don't you just love those cards wonderful

  15. awwwwwwwww, your friend is going to love, love, love this card!! The colors are so pretty & the whole card is just lucious!!!



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