Shutter Card for Fancy Folds Blog Hop #FF03

It’s time for another Global Fancy Folds Blog Hop, and this month we are showcasing the Shutter Card. Make sure you check out what the rest of the design team have come up with, the cards are amazing.
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Here is the Shutter Card that I have come up with for this months Fancy Folds Blog Hop.
Shutter Card by Patrice
I decided it was about time I inked up the Picture Perfect stamp set, after all, I have had it for a while now lol.  I guess that is what happens when you have so many things that you want to play with.  Anyway back to telling you a little about the card.  The Picture Perfect set is a two-step stamping set (meaning you layer the stamped images on top of each other) it is a super quick way to add multiple colours to one image (this set has 4 stamps to layer).  After stamping the Bird image I used one of the images from Timeless Textures and stamped around the bird so that the white card was not so stark and then lightly sanded all the areas excluding the words and bird, and finished by lightly sponging it.  I also stamped and sanded the background Designer Series Paper as well to create the same effect.  Adding a little Wink of Stella to the bird gave the image a little life.
Shutter Card Close Up by Patrice
Rather than making a belly band for the card I decided to close it with a magnet 🙂 which is placed on the back of the square piece of card and under the right panel of DSP.  Here is what it looks like partially opened.
Shutter Card semi-open by Patrice
The really cool thing about this fold is when you open the card you have a hidden message, it is just like a shutter opening.  This is what it looks like partially opened, do you notice part of the saying is showing.
Shutter Card semi-open inside by Patrice
…..and when you fully open the card you see the hidden message, pretty cool huh.
Shutter Card open by Patrice
The Shutter Card is a really fun fold to make, you should give it a try.  Unfortunately, I have not had time to make the video just yet, I hope to do that soon.  I know some of the other ladies involved with the blog hop have (Sandi & France), so make sure you take the time to watch their videos, I am sure they will inspire you to have a go.
Card measurements:
Thick White card
– Base card 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 2-1/8″ & 6-3/8″
– Front piece 3-1/8″ square
Navy Blue
– Matting 3-5/16″ square
– Inside piece 5-1/2″ x 3″
– 2 pieces for cutting large banner die for inside of card (cut and score as per photo below)
English Garden Designer Series Paper
– Outside panel (x2) 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″
– Inside panel 5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″

I used the largest banner die for the shutter and the 5th smallest circle die for the opening.
Like I said I have not made the video yet but here is a picture showing you the measurements and how I cut the banner.
Shutter Card Banner by Patrice
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous cards Sandi MacIver has come up with this month.

List of ladies taking part with this Months Fancy Folds Blog HopFancy Folds next button
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are here
2. Sandi MacIver – USA
3. Monica Gale – UK
4. Tanja Kolar – Germany
5. Delphine Lorelli – France
6. France Poitras Martin – USA
7. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia

Shutter Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.


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  4. Sandra MacIver April 9, 2016 at 2:07 am Reply

    wow Patrice, it turned out absolutely stunning even in the middle of a complete craft room overhaul, you rock girlfriend.

  5. Shannean Moncrieff April 9, 2016 at 2:19 am Reply

    This card is absolutely beautiful Patrice. I love the perfect colour combination and the three step stamping is totally perfect – thanks for sharing such detailed instructions. You totally rock!

  6. FRANCE April 9, 2016 at 2:24 am Reply

    Great combination for the bird LOVELY

  7. Monica Gale April 9, 2016 at 5:34 am Reply

    Love this card and it uses a set I haven’t got so if I buy it will be your fault 🙂 Gorgeous make Patrice <3

  8. Paula April 9, 2016 at 6:43 am Reply

    I am really hoping this set carries over, cause I haven’t got it. Your bird looks so realistic in those colours Patrice, and I love the magnetic closure. First time I have seen one of these cards done that way. Great card!

  9. Delphine April 11, 2016 at 7:54 am Reply

    This is a stunning card once again Patrice 🙂 I love the colors you’ve chosen, the little humingbird and the DSP make the whole card modern and uncommon… The little marks on the paper remind me of the light shining on the feathers of the huminbird I saw in the West Indies, it is so pretty! xx

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