I first saw this Tri Shutter card when fellow TJer Kathie McGuire posted it to the Technique Junkies Yahoo group. Her card was so beautiful, I knew I had to try one! I have always loved.....hmmm...what do you call it? Paper construction? Cards that do things, I guess. Three dimesional pieces. This is such a fantastic card - looks incredibly complicated, but is only four scores and two cuts. Easy peasy. Here are the instructions as well as more very cool samples.
I decided that I would teach this at our local stamp club this month, but hadn't made up my sample yet. When I saw the Theme Thursday challenge was Red and Black, everything clicked into place! This is one of my fave color combinations and what goes perfect with red and black? Paris!
I pulled out all of my various French-themed stamps from Oxford Impressions and got to work. I also used a harlequin background from Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps and a typewriter key alpha set from Vickie Enkoff/Alluring Impressions.
For attaching all the bits and pieces, I used the UHU Photo Stick that the wonderful people over at the Glue With UHU blog sent me. It works great!
Handcrafted magazine. It's always such a treat to get published out of the blue. Here is the piece - main image is from The Stampsmith.
Hey, this one goes with the theme too. I really do love red and black. ;-)