Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tri shutter Pansy Card

Here is my final card made with the Pansy set by Clear Dollar Stamps. I thought of the Tri shutter card technique when I was thinking of the last design to make. I wanted to stay away from purple for the colors. I have 12x12 designer pattern paper in Perfect Plum and this technique calls for 12x12 paper. By default I used purple again. This card actually took me two days to make! Egads! I just couldn't get the "T" paper cut right. I finally gave up and went to bed Saturday night. Sunday I got up and easily made the cuts. I went to go take a shower and DS3, whose is 23 months old, scribbled on my paper!! I highly recommend making a template for this part of the card so you don't have to make all the mistakes I made. I used a whole sheet of 12x12 paper to make this card. That is so not right.

A picture of card opened up.

A view from a different angle. Can you see that I outlined the white box with piercing?? I don't have one of those cool hole-y mats from SU, so I used a ruler and a paper piercer.

Stamps: Pansy by Clear Dollar Stamps
CS and paper: 12x12 designer paper in Perfect Plum, white, perfect plum
Ink: Stazon black, perfect plum, old olive
Markers: yo-yo yellow
accessories: primas, pearls, ribbon, brad, flower stickers, paper piercing tool, ruler
Coloring medium: water coloring
Special techniques: Tri shutter card


  1. Karen, for all your efforts, hopefully it was worth it!! You did a wonderful job, and I can see your work here...but no scribbles at all!!
    Super detail, and purple and pansys just go together. And the 12 x 12 paper, I do that all the time!

  2. Bless your heart, that was a lot to go through with one card! The effort was well worth it. It is lovely. I never would have thought to do this as a monochromatic, but you did all the purples together so wonderfully! I love your pansy project.

    Now this is NOT a project for a PANSY! LOL!

  3. This is a gorgeous card... I love all your detail. Sorry it took so long, however, the results are well worth the effort!

  4. I tried to post a comment, but I don't know what happened to it. I'll do it again. The cards are wonderful. You are so talented and creative!

  5. Karen this is an amazing card. Worth all the extra work!! The colors you used are just perfect. Gonna have to try one of these now. Wow!!

  6. This is just fantastic. I'm afraid it would have taken me about a week to make. I can NOT 'get' these cards. Yours is fantastic...just beautiful. Love the layout and the surprise you get when you open it up! Beautiful!

  7. Whoa, Karen, what an amazing card. I don't know if I have the patience to make one of these. It looks great!

  8. I think I would have cried if my son scribbled on this masterpiece. Little boys are so cute though. Your determination in figuring this out is admirable. Love it. I have not tried one of these before and need to give it a try. Great job.

  9. WOw, so much effort and lovely purples! It really is so beautiful!