Friday, 29 July 2011

Tri-Fold Shutter Card - Snowdeer

Good Evening, Morning, or Afternoon, depending which part of the World you are, to you All,

It's been another lovely day here - hope your day has been as good. I've been trying out something new again - this time a new shape of card using my Hougie Board. The instructions for the tri-fold shutter card are from the Hougie book, Everyone Needs A Hougie, which are easy to follow and here's what I've come up with.

From the front it looks like this. The blue base card is covered in the reindeer patterned design paper.

The greeting is stamped on to some base card using VersaMark and then heat embossed it in white.  When this was cool I picked out the snowflakes with glue pen and added iridescent glitter and then I layered it onto embossed silver card. When the card is fully opened out this is what you see.

The Snowdeer is a digital stamp from Scrapbook Sisters, coloured with ProMarkers - using one of the ultra-fine nibs, won recently from Di of Pixie's Crafty Workshop - once again, many thanks Di. Makes colouring in difficult wee places so much easier. Isn't he cute and the DP could have been made with him in mind.

I gave him the Timmy treatment with some DI and then glittered up the snowflakes, and layered him on silver embossed card.  The finishing touch is the snowflake ribbon trim, two silver snowflakes with blue gems added to the centres, and some blue card candy on the last panel.

Materials used:

Base card: blue textured cardstock from Papermania
Design paper: Papermania's Reindeer/Polka Dot
Stamps: Greeting - docrafts Daisy & Dandelion, Penelope & Percy stamp set; Snowdeer - digital stamp from Scrapbook Sisters - printed on Neenah Solar White Ultra Smooth card
Other materials: VersaMark Watermark stamp pad; docrafts embossing powder, Seafoam White; Iridescent glitter; ProMarkers - Cobalt Blue & Powder Blue; Snowflake ribbon trim, silver metal snowflake charm, blue gems & blue card candy from stash.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers  Challenge – Week 110 – Animal Crackers
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Week 30 - Reindeer

Deep Ocean Challenge - #4 - Ribbons

The DP was an 12"x12" sheet so there's quite a large piece left over from this card, now added to my ever-growing pile of snippets. I think another snippet card is called for!

Happy Crafting,


  1. This is wonderful, Elizabeth. It's so strange you should mention the Hougie board because I was looking at this online only a couple of hours ago and wondering whether to convince myself I need one (have got an old scoring board, but not like that) - I think you might have just helped me towards making a decision! Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 30 - hope to see you again for the new challenge that starts tomorrow morning. x

  2. It's really gorgeous Elizabeth. The DP certainly goes so well with the image, colours are fab and everything about it is perfect! One of my favourite styles of cards to make, they take a while but so, so worthwhile. Someone's going to be totally thrilled to receive this beauty at Christmas! Am glad the fine nibs are working well! Di xx

  3. I have the board but not the book!
    Your card is superb, so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. stunning card elizabeth.i love the fab shape and the reindeer and icy colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Great card, Elizabeth, love the design and I reckon you've certainly got the hang of the Tri-fold card it looks amazing. Zo x

  6. Hi Elizabeth

    I have only ever made one of these in the past .. but really enjoyed it.

    Might have to have another go sometime.

    Your card is gorgeous and I love that little reindeer!!! Great distressing too!

    Love Jules xx

  7. Stunning card Elizabeth. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week for my animal crackers challenge, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  8. Such a supercute card. Thank you so much for joining in on our theme this week, over at Passion for Promarkers.
    Hugs, Anja

  9. Hi Elizabeth,
    What a gorgeous card. Love the image & the fab papaers. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx


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