After Tracy's suggestion of trying a Tri-Shutter fold card for her Christmas challenge, and seeing it in person - which turned out beautiful - I thought I'd give it a whirl for my cousin's anniversary card my mom asked me to make. And I must say - I love this card! I can definitely see me making more of these cards. The cutting and scoring is quite easy - but adding the additional pieces of paper and blinging it up definitely takes some time. I think it's taken me over 2 hours total time to get this done! Deciding which paper to use and what to use as bling definitely is the challenge for this card.
I dug through all my DP I have and the paper I chose - I've had for quite a while - so long actually - I don't have the cover anymore that tells me what type of paper it is! I think it's Old World - but not sure who makes it! The Silver leaves are very appropriate as it's their 25th Wedding anniversary - and the leaves I got as part of my winning bling from Tracy's Christmas Challenge last month! The purple leaves are also from the same package. I love these leaves. Thanks, again, Trace!
This is the card when opened. I used the silver paper from Stamping up and used my cuttle bug to Emboss the design on it. And I've figured out that if I edit and crop my pictures - you can't click on it to enlarge it - sorry! I'll have to look into that and see what I can do......
I love the blend of the pinks and reds in the DP - it gives it a bit of a classic feel - and the sunflowers are just fun! The wording on the inside panel says 'Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms with the aid of seasons'.
One thing to keep in mind - be cautious of the bling - too much bling makes the card not fit into a standard size envelope! But of course it makes more fun to have to make an envelope for it to fit into!! LOL!
My mom and older sister are going to Vegas to meet my cousins there - so I hope they have a great time and of course I hope they like the card! LOL! They leave Sunday morning - and we're all going for Pedicures on Saturday - can't wait!
Thanks for stoppin' by!