Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tri-fold Shutter Birthday Card


Here's a card that was submitted at Sketches 4 All as an example for the Technique Challenge (Nov 4) that I'm hosting.  I hope you will stop by and check it out.  You can see the challenge here.

The challenge is to use "leaves" on your project... any project... the choice is yours.  Just use leaves!  Pretty simple, right?

Here's my tri-fold shutter Birthday card:
Super fun card to make!  If you haven't made one of these... you should.  There are lots of templates online for you to choose from.  

Supplies used:
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Colorbok, White Cardstock, Other
Nestabilities Die
Sizzix Leaf Die
Glitter Gems: Home Made
Rub on Sentiment

The left side of the card.  I added a cluster of flowers and leaves.

The right side of my card with another cluster.

And here's the center of the card.  The shape was cut using one of my Nestabilities dies.
The sentiment is a rub on.

A closer look at the leaves.  I simply folded the ends of the leaves for some dimension.

And here's a look at the card lying flat.
As you can see, there are lots of leaves!  Leaves cut using my Sizzix die, leaves on the ribbon above and below the sentiment and there are also leaves on the pp behind the sentiment.

Another look at the card standing up.

And now for a look at some of the leaves I've gathered just for you.  :)  I started digging through my stash and I realized that I have quite an assortment of leaves!  There are beautiful Fall colored leaves on the wire ribbon (lower left)... as well as store bought leaves (top of photo).

A closer look.  There are foam leaves, sequin leaves, leaves from embroidery embellies, glitter leaves, leaves on the black embroidery ribbon.  The gold mesh leaves were hand cut from a wide ribbon.

Purchased felt leaves, mulberry paper, vellum and felt cut using my Sizzix die.  The pp has leaves on it.

Are you ready to get creative?  Stop on over at Sketches 4 All and check out my challenge.
I hope to see some of your creations in the Gallery.

And while you're there, check out all the other fun challenges hosted each month.  You won't want to miss out!  You can find the listing of challenges here.
If you complete all 4 of the Weekly Challenges you are eligible for a random drawing prize!  
How cool is that?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sketches 4 All Design Team Member

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