Hello Friends & Followers! Welcome back! Today I wanted to show off my new Newton's Nook Designs stamp sets: Sweetheart Tails & Love a la Carte and try something new - my first tri-fold shutter card! It was a LOT easier than I expected - basically you take a 5 1/2" x 12' piece of cardstock, turn it so the 12" side is horizontal and score at 2", 4", 8" and 10", turn the card 90 degrees, and then connect the 2" scoring line with the 10" scoring line with a ruler & a craft knife 1 1/2" in from each side - VOILA! Basically, that's it except to embellish the sections you created! I used the tutorial I found on Splitcoaststampers.com HERE. I thought it would be a fun way to showcase a lot of the cute images in the two sets, with all the little sections. (I especially like how I covered the little squirrel with the pink 'You stole my heart' heart when the card is closed). Here is the front when the card is closed (please ignore the clip on the side, these cards are tricky to keep shut and to photograph):
And here is what it looks like when it is opened up:
Here are some close up shots of some of the other sections:
Originally I left the center section blank for a handwritten greeting, but at the last minute I decided I wanted to stamp the heart border image there instead (I can still write between the 'lines'...).
All the critters were colored in with Copic markers, fussy cut by hand and adhered individually on the card, except for the cuddling fox & raccoon couple - I masked the fox and stamped the raccoon over her. Both of these sets are available at Newton's Nook Designs and there is even a color challenge on the blog right now where you can have a chance to win a gift certificate to NND as well, so be sure to check it out!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like my card and have a great week!
~ Crafty Math Chick