I have been meaning, and meaning, and meaning to make one of these fabulous tri-shutter cards for AGES...and finally, with my friend Kim's birthday as added inspiration, I did it!
I used Beate's great video tutorial, available on Splitcoaststampers here. It is so easy to follow...I didn't even have to write any of the instructions down after the video...it really is a simple card, but so effective-looking. In terms of design/embellishment, I have borrowed heavily from Beate's tutorial card...so a big thank-you to Beate for the instruction and inspiration...
I have used Stampin' Up!'s Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, along with Baja Breeze, Whisper White and textured Chocolate Chip cardstock. The birthday sentiment is from SU's Sincere Salutations stamp set, and the butterfly antennae are made from some retired wireworks wire. There is also a little white SU taffeta ribbon on there too.
The plain and scalloped ovals were cut using Spellbinder Nestabilities (Petite) and my Cuttlebug (you can buy Nestabilities from Bizzy Bec in Australia...and she even has a 12% discount special going at the moment). The butterflies are from Papertrey Ink's gorgeous Butterfly Kisses stamp set, and have been stamped in Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip Classic ink.
A few more holiday pics too...because it is still cold and windy down here...and I felt like some bright colours:
Musket Cove - Perfect palm
Musket Cove - Clusters of coconuts
Musket Cove - Fragrant frangipani
Musket Cove - Mmmmmm mango!
Musket Cove - Heavenly heliconia
Warwick Resort - Nadi Pool
Now that feels more like Summer, doesn't it?
Thanks for visiting me in cyber-space!
P.S. We cracked out the iSnack 2.0 today and had it on toast...it tasted kinda odd, but it did spread very easily! I kept waiting for the Vegemite tang, but it never came. I love Vegemite, but am not yet convinced about iSnack 2.0/Cheesybite...or whatever the heck it is.