Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Angel Tri Shutter for the Ho Ho Ho Holidays!

In the spirit of the season the challenge for the next two weeks at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge is Ho Ho Ho Holidays.  

 For those of you that know me well, it will not surprise you that this card includes an angel.  I have collected angels for at least 40 years, and this image is from 1998! Tri Shutter cards are fun to put together and by using a combination of inks on different panels the card is easily color coordinated.  
Front view with the card closed.

Side view of the opened card
1.   The blue base card is 7" x 12" and is scored from edge to edge at 4", 8", and 10" marks.  At the 2" and 12# score from the edge to the 2" mark from the edge.  Accordion fold into the card into shape.
2.    Trim two of each of the following: (a)1.75" x 6.75" white card stock, (b)1.75" x 1.75" white card stock, (c)1.75" x 1.75" silver card stock, (d)1.75" x 2.75" white card stock, and (e)1.75" x 3.75" silver card stock.  Trim one of (f)2.75" x 3.75".
3.    Stamp Denami Designs Angel image on white card stock with Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver and heat emboss with silver pearl embossing powder.  Line up Spellbinders Labels Nine and hold in place with repositionable tape.  Die cut image.  Use Fantastix to color the image with Versa Magic in Pixie Dust, Thatched. Straw, Spring Pansy, Sea Breeze, and Encore Silver.
4.    Die cut and pressure emboss silver card stock with the larger Spellbinders Labels Nine.
5.    Ink one (a) and (d) sections with an ink dauber and Spring Pansy. 
6.    On the second (a) stamp the Denami Design Sentiment (also 1998) in Encore Silver and heat emboss with silver pearl embossing powder.  Stamp Neato Stuff Stars (1991) in Versa Magic Sea Breeze and Encore Silver above and below the sentiment, and ink around the edges with Encore Silver.
7.    On sections (b) and (f) stamp Neato Stuff Stars (1991) in Versa Magic Sea Breeze and Encore Silver, ink around the edges with Encore Silver.
8.    Pressure emboss (c) and (e) with Darice Star Border embossing folder.
9.    Assemble section of card as illustrated and adhere.  The front image is only adhered to the left side of the panel to allow the card to open and close.
Front view card opened
Please do stop by and share your holiday day themed project or card with us at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge.  Remember to use a stamp that is more than 1 year old and please let us know how long it has been in your stash!
Supplies by Imagine Crafts by Tsukinkeo:
·      VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Thatched Straw, Spring Pansy, Sea Breeze
·      Fantastix
·      Sponge Dauber
·      Craft Mat

Other supplies:
·      Denami Designs:  Angel and sentiment images
·      Neato Stuff Background Stars
·      Spellbinders Labels Thirty Four
·      Darice Star Border
·      Miscellaneous:  blue, white, and metallic silver cardstock, die cut machine, scoring board.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. Beautiful! I love tri-shutter fold cards as well and also share your fascination with angels. Pretty color choices! Happy Holidays, Neva!

  2. WOW! This is amazing Neva. I love tri-shutter cards, but they scare me a bit, so maybe I can use your instructions and not make a mess of it. I don't share your Angel fascination, mine is mermaids...lots and lots of mermaids. It has been a great year being on the same DT as you, I've learnt so much from you all. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Cx

  3. Great card & just perfect for our Christmas Is Coming challenge over at Eurekas Stamps!
    Thanks for playing!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  4. Very pretty! I especially love the embossed star panels! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  5. Your card is gorgeous. I love the silver accents and fold of the card. Thank you for playing along with our 'Angels Sing' challenge over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  6. Beautiful card! I love that type of card fold, but have never tried it myself. Thanks so much for playing along with out stamping challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

  7. Oh so very lovely! Love both types of embossing... it certainly gives shine to your sweet angel! And the card fold is perfect to showcase all the lovely elements....

  8. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  9. Beautiful folding technique for your card! Thanks for joining us this week at *Use Your Stuff*!

    Majo (DT)

  10. Great design and embossing. Thank you for playing along at Eureka! Stamps Christmas Is Coming Challenge. Lisa DT

  11. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Eureka stamps this week!
    Marji DT

  12. Whoa! Wowza! What a suuuuper cool card! Mind blowing actually! <3

  13. Lovely card. Love the model. Great embossed background.
    Thanks for joining our Angels Sing challenge at Lacy Sunshine. Good luck!
    Kitty DT

  14. Lovely Christmas card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
    Wishing you a merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016!

    groetjes, Ellen

  15. I love angels too Neva. This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining out challenge at Morgan's Artworld. Good luck.
    Lynn, Morgan's Artworld Creative Team Member


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