Baroque tri shutter invitation

This is a card I mocked up for a friend for a kitchen tea invitation early last month.  Seeing as tri shutter cards are all “in” at the moment, it was a pleasure to make it!  And, I was able to use some Spring Mini DSP paper – Parisian Breeze.  The DSP is simply gorgeous, you must try it!

Now, this tri shutter differs slightly from the tutorial on The Craftiblog here.  It’s a gorgeous card on The Craftiblog, by the way 🙂  Check it out! 

I had to alter the measurements for my card, as I wanted it to be made from an A4 piece of paper, instead of 12×12.  The reason?  Simply, the card was designed for an invitation and it would be more cost effective if made on A4 paper. 

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I’ve used a base paper of Sahara Sand.  Then I have stamped the big swirl from Baroque Motifs on Vellum paper in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I also used the same stamp in Chocolate Chip ink on the Parisian Breeze DSP – which I then used my square punches to punch out for the small square panels.

The panels, except for front panel, have all been layered with Chocolate Chip paper.

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I stamped the “you’re invited” from Sincere Salutations on Whisper White paper and then punched it out with the large oval punch, layering it with Chocolate Chip paper with the NEW scalloped oval punch (available also in the Spring Mini).  The ribbon is the coordinating Kraft taffeta ribbon – love it, such a versatile ribbon!

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The close up below barely (sorry!) shows that I have stamped the champagne glasses from Cheers to You in Sahara Sand on the Sahara Sand paper, under the Vellum paper. 

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I have a tutorial in my monthly newsletter this month on how to make this particular tri shutter card on A4 paper, so if you’d like to make your own tri shutter, join up now (click on box at top of right hand margin)!  AND, if you do make your own, why not post a link to it in my comments?  I’d totally love to see your creations 🙂  If you don’t have your own blog, then you can always post your picture in Splitcoaststampers here (clink on the Upload a Card link), and then paste your card’s link in my comments.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Baroque tri shutter invitation

  1. Hello
    I just subscribed to your monthly newsletter. I am so keen on getting your tutorial for making the tri-shutter card from A4 card. Do you know when I will get the newsletter? I have to make the card soonish for a special birthday… A4 projects are so much better for me, living in Europe.
    Thanks

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