Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Showers and Flowers

A good Tuesday morning to all.

Although we're approaching summer, what with the warmer weather and thoughts of graduation and all, according to the calendar it's really still Spring. So one last Spring card from me. I've made a tri-shutter card!!!

I'm always on the lookout for unusual/out-of-the-ordinary types of card to make. My sister directed me to a blog site (sorry, can't remember whose) showing a tri-shutter card. I was impressed. And the blogger has provided a link to a tutorial blog. So, of course I have to make one myself. And what's more, here is the current Challenge #8 at the Truly Scrumptious Challenge blog: "we'd like you to make a card that has more than one fold. Because there are so many different options for this challenge we don't have a sketch or a theme for you this time." What perfect timing!

I was searching for 2 Tilda images that I can put on the same card. Ones that relate to each other so that I can make a sort of 2-page story, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I've chosen these two from the Magnolia Chasing Butterfly collection: Tilda in Spring Rain and Tilda Picking Lilacs. The 2 Tildas looks like the same Tilda with the pigtails and all.

Here's the card. This is when you stand it up on a flat surface.

I've opened the card and put it flat on the table so you can see the entire card.

And when you close it, of course it's only one-third the size of the entire card. And this becomes the front of the card.

The sentiment is not from a stamp. I had it done with a computer and printer.

The tutorial on this is showing this as a Scrol-Pal project, so for those of you who have a scrol-pal, making this card will be very easy to do--a breeze. Since I don't have a scrol-pal (ahem...cough, cough), I went with the basic method of ruler and pencil--LOL. And I had to rework the measurements given in the tute anyway, so I can fit the 2 Tildas onto the card.

Here's the link to the tutorial if you want to make one yourself. Tri-Shutter card tutorial at Craftiblog.

I love this type of card. This was fun to do. Can't wait to make another one. I already have an idea for another one in my head. Thanks for stopping by. And I'd love for you leave a comment and tell me what you think of this card. Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda in Spring Rain and Tilda Picking Lilacs.
DP: The Paper Loft Spring Fling - Spring Fever, Chatterbox Mini Loft Bias Plaid.


dolcreations said...

This card is so awesome! You have truly out done yourself with this one! I would love to do this card. You have certainly inspired me to do this!
Thanks, Christine

Sharon said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Norma. Your colouring is fantastic and I just love this card design. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

Dawn said...

Wow stunning card and the colouring is just amazing - gorgeous colours

Thanks for joining us on TS


Debbie Pamment said...

I think I need to get my thesaurus out and look up other words for stunning - LOL. This card is absolutely amazing Norma!!! Love the concept and the colours! And what a perfect sentiment to use!!!
lotsaluv xXx

Kellie said...

I agree with Deb! I am at a loss for words WOWZER! Love it!

Payne Holler Cards said...

ditto to all of the above I'm new to Magnolias and have just fallen in love with them but I dont know if I could ever have come up with a card like this! inspiring
so enjoy your blog,

Claudia Rosa said...

JEEESUS!!! when i saw your card i really had to breath in deep!
gosh.. i love this! i will come back tomorrow and read about the instructions. i want to make something like this too!!!
wonderful coloring Norma! what a precious card!

Jacque said...

Beautiful card, Norma...absolutely divine...your coloring is so pretty and the colors you have used are magnificent...Hugs..Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! I've been seeing this type of folded card around, but this is the most beautiful version I've seen yet! I love what you've done with it! Yummy paper and The images of Tilda are fantastic! Gorgeous card!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma! This is just drop dead gorgeous! I've seen these tri-folded cards on SCS, but thought it looked too complicated. Now, looking at yours, I really want to try one for myself. Your choice of Tilda's was perfect and your coloring - what can I say? Breath taking, stunning and wonderful. Primo!!!...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

totally awesome Norma!!! I am so jealous you have this umbrella Tilda! I want her! hehe Awesome coloring and love this Paper Loft paper too! Over the top wonderful!!!
thanks for sharing!
Pam Going Postal

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, how cute is this???? Your coloring is perfection! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

I'm a friend of Debbie Pamment and had to come look at your blog at her suggestion. She's right... you do lovely work!

PBrown9624 said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE it!!! I also like how you colored Tilda's rain coat!
Pam Brown

Tracey Feeger said...

What a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Gosh this is gorgeous!! Well done!!

Denise said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!

Candy said...

Your cards get more beautiful daily. This one is absolutely striking!!!!! Your images and cards are always so clear looking and inspiring. I love them all!! Thank you so much for giving us the place to find how to make the card as well. So kind of you.
Hugs, Candy

Nancy said...

OMG...Norma...this card is just stunning! Love your choice of the two Tildas they are perfect and so is your coloring. Thank you so much for the link to the tutorial. Love Love Love your card is just fabulous!!!!

Bec said...

OMG.. This is just beautiful... Bec xx

peggie said...

Absolutely stunning card and the colors are georgeous and you did pick the best stamps that go together,,great job...love it..

Regina Ribeiro said...

It´s absolutely georgeus!!! I´ve no words to express how much I loved it.
and... thanks a lot for sharing the instructions!!!

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW, that is awesome card!
Love everything you did with it: colors, stamps, everything!

mynewblog said...

Sis, this card is absolutely fantastic, awesome, beautiful, unbelievable, stunning ... and all that jazz!! It's a real winner to me. Wow, I can't believe you did it!! You have to teach me one day. You're colouring is always superbly done. So proud of you!!

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW - absolutely gorgeous Norma. I saw this project on another blog the other night and vowed to make one too. Your version is stunning - great work and thanks for sharing.

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