Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shabby Shutters

I decided that while I was waiting for the new shutter dies by Poppy Stamps, I would try to make my own. First I cut some kraft paper 1-1/2" x 2-3/4". Then I impressed them with PTI's Woodgrain Impression plate. Next I cut them into 3 equal pieces, inked the edges and roughed them up a bit with my kraft knife. I did the same techniques with the horizontal wood pieces and then glued them on. Behind the shutters I used 2 pop dots stacked on top of each other to add dimension, but I also adhered the cardstock closest to the window with my glue.


That butterfly landed there because I got an ink smudge on the window.
Of course the smudge happened after I put the card together. 



I hope you are having a great day! I'm going back to procrastinating on what I should be doing today.

Stamps: PTI Tiny Tags, unknown brick background stamp
Ink: PTI Kraft
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Spring Rain and Kraft, SU Ruby Red, Vellum
Misc: PTI Kraft Satin Ribbon, Amuse Butterfly Die, Poppy Stamps Window Die, 
PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate

11 comments:

  1. so cute!! love your shutters!

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  2. Love the "custom" shutter Susan, don't you love that window die? I just ordered the shutters too! Great minds think alike.

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  3. Very cute! So glad I'm not the only one that uses butterflies in that way LOL!

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  4. Oh wow! This is fantastic! Totally frame-worthy! Gosh are you ever so clever! Those shutters are amazing! So inspiring.

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  5. This is amazing! Your little butterfly is a perfect finish!!!

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  6. This is such an awesome card!! Your window scene is perfect, down to that cute butterfly!

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  7. Love the addition of the butterfly. The perfect ending.

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  8. Those shutters....that brick...the window!! I love this card!! And the sweet little butterfly flying by, too :)

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  9. The shutters are amazing! i love how you made them. The tiny tag is adorable and that butterfly is totally making a great job at covering the smudge. It's sweet!

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  10. Love those shutters you made. You don't need that die now (haha). And, the butterfly was a great addition to your card.

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  11. This card is just so adorable! I love the shutters you made., your creative

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