We received a beautiful tri-shutter card from Diane when Jessica was born. I thought it was a really neat card and I wanted to make one sometime. I thought a Valentine’s Day card for James would be a good opportunity. I search Split Coast Stampers and found this tutorial for a tri-shutter card. I decided to watercolor the bear, which caused the cardstock to curl up, so to get it to lay flat, I ran it through my 5″ Xyron machine, cut it out and stuck to another piece of cardstock and cut it out again. I had a hard time deciding on the embellishments since this is a card for a guy, but I think even with the flowers and bow, it is still okay for a guy. I hope *fingers crossed*.
This card was initially made for the ATS Weekly Wednesday Challenge 16, but I misread the challenge and it didn’t meet the requirements. I’m not sure how I missed the part that it needed to be a Valentine package, not a card. However, Challenge 17 was to make a tri-fold card. Since I finished my card a day before the challenge came out, I’m not sure I technically qualify, but the card was made with an ATS challenge in mind, so I’m going to submit anyway.
Stamps: Chubby Pencil Valentino; Stampin’ Up Wonderful Favorites, Tags So Much; Stamp Affair I Love You
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Pretty in Pink; DCWV textured brown scrapbook paper
Designer Paper: Stampin’ Up Loves MeInk: Stampin’ Up Basic Brown, Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa
Ink Used to Watercolor: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Inkssentials Glossy Accents (bear nose and eyes and heart bubble); Hobby Lobby pink Valentine’s ribbon; Stampin’ Up Pretty in Pink brad; Maya Road velvet blossoms; glittered teal brad; Stampin’ Up Pretty in Pink 3/8″ Tafetta ribbon
Tools: aquabrush; Xyron 5″
Punches: Stampin’ Up Tag, Small Tag, Ticket Corner; Marvy Uchida Mega Heart, Giga Scallop Heart