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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Thursday 25 November 2021

Shutter card

I really wanted to make this style of card when I saw all the adorable Forest animals and gorgeous papers. The pine paper on the front of the gatefold has a design depth of approximately 2”, so a 6 x 6” card was the obvious choice.

The honey-coloured pine on the front inspired my choice of foundation card and, inside, I added matts of rich dark green to bring out the traditional pine colour.

The opening camera lens shutter reminded me of the hollows and cavities where many owls nest, so it had to be the bark-effect paper for the trunk of the tree and shutter mechanism.


The belly band is decorated with the wider washi-tape in the collection that echoes the main design paper.  I die-cut the base layer of one of the decoupage images to form the topper, backed with a scalloped honey-coloured die cut layer.

As there is nowhere to add an insert, I matted plain white card on the back of the card and decorated this with two strips of the narrower washi-tape. Such a quick-fix to add a trim! I might have rediscovered my new favourite effect!

There are many video tutorials if you search YT so I didn’t see the need to reinvent the wheel here.

If you love this collection or I have inspired you to try to make this card style, please leave me a kind comment below.


Au revoir!   Auf Wiedersehen!   Tot ziens!

See you again soon,



1 comment:

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