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Monday, 9 November 2015

Red and Brown Escutcheon and Keys Tri-Shutter Fold

Today's card is the card that I made for hubby last year. We were playing with Tri-Shutter fold cards at the cardmaking group that I go to, and I decided to have a go at one for hubby.

The first decision to be made was which papers to use. In the end, the K-Ology Hannah papers from the K&Co The Best of K&Co Too paper pad were used, matted onto chocolate brown card.

The next decision was which images would be used. The starting point was the escutcheon image from the Papermania Bird Prints Urban stamp set, which was stamped onto ivory cardstock using Memento Espresso Truffle dye ink. The image was then stamped again onto a Post-It not and cut away, creating a stencil. Ink was then blended through the stencil using Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo distress inks.

The keyhole was then cut away from the image and a couple of gold eyelets set in the panel. Natural twine from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy twines was then threaded through the eyelets and the panel matted onto the chocolate card.

A number of padlocks and keys were then diecut using the Sizzix Bigz Heart Lock and Keys die from the ivory cardstock. The diecuts were then distressed with the Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo inks.

The padlocks were threaded with the twine and added in opposite corners on the card.

The keys were joined together with gold jump rings and added in the larger central panels.

A number of scalloped hearts were then diecut using the Sizzix Framelits Scallop Hearts #2 die set from the ivory card and distressed.

These were then added in the smaller squares on the card.

To complete the card, the sentiment, from the Woodware Happy Anniversary stamp set was stamped using the Espresso Truffle ink and matted over a larger scalloped heart diecut in the central section of the card.

Here is a view of the closed card:

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