Thursday, July 2, 2009

Theme Thursday - Red & Black & and a Nice Surprise

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!
Card When Closed

I also had a nice surprise the other day. A piece I did AGES ago showed up in the latest 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. ;-)

25 comments:

  1. OMG Shelly this is brilliant.
    Stunning work. I love this.

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  2. WOW, wow, wow!!!!! This is amazing, and perfect with the red and black theme. I am going to check out the instructions too I just love it :)
    Congratulations on being published in Handcrafted too, lovely piece.

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  3. Sooo fabulous! I'm thrilled you came to my blog so that now I get to see your gorgeous art! It really is splendid!
    Happy day!
    Beth♥

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  4. Wowwww, deine Stehende Karte ist suuuperschön gestaltet!!!

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  5. I love this technique, beautifully done!
    There are so many lovely things to see here and I am so glad I found you!
    thanks for coming by!

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  6. Shelly, this is gorgeous! I'll have to give this a try...but mine won't look near as good as yours!!

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  7. WOW
    Beautiful and very stunning work
    Hugs June xxxx

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  8. Gorgeous card! I just seen a card like that yesterday,and me and my friend were really amazed at it,so thanks for the instructions. I love the way you did yours with all the stamps. Beautifully done!

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  9. How very, very creative! Gorgeous work.

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  10. Love the cut out card, Shelly. What a fun canvas to work with. YOur papers and stamps are the perfect thing for this.
    Congrats on getting published -- your art is just lovely!

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  11. How completely perfect! Absolutely lovely and so creative!!

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  12. Your 3D card is fantastic! And all the images and texts are very beautiful as well. Thanks for the technical hints and the link!

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ! You make such lovely thing ... and there is so much to see :D

    By the way, the girl in the rain joined the circus i decided. She now walks the tight rope, with her umbrella of course, and is happier than she ever has been in her life ^^

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  14. FABULOUS!!!!!!

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  15. Your work is oustanding, Shelly!!! What a unique style you have.I love it!!!!

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  16. Amazing! This is the coolest looking card and I love the stamped images you used.

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  17. Ohhh, la, la Shelly:) LOVE your "Paris" card. You did a terrific job with it! Your card that was published is beautiful too. So happy for you!!!

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  18. What a terrific card Shelly! I love its 3-D effect - and thanks for sharing the tutorial link; will have to try one of these.

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  19. Oh Shelly - this is so awesome!!!! I will definitely have to come back and check out your tutorial!!!

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  20. Wow and OhhLaLa, This is drop dead gorgeous!!!! Gonna have to try this fold! Congrats on being published again. Such talent you have :)

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  21. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing the tutorial will definitely have to make one now.

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  22. Fabulous work, Shelly! Looks so great!! :o)

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  23. OMG I love everything about this, its stunning :)

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  24. Your Tri-shutter card is stunning! What a cool idea - will have to give this a go one day!

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