I recently attended a Craft Show here in Perth, Western Australia and I sat in on a couple of classes. My favourite was run by Scrapmatts. Scrapmatts is an Australian company and they sell lots of wooden embellishments, actually any kind of embellishments. I don’t know if the owners of the company are the ones that attend the Perth show, but they are always such friendly people.
The class I took was making a Shutter Step card. I have seen this style of card before on Pinterest etc, but there is something about having a kit and template in front of you that makes it all the more simple. I have since discovered that Scrapmatts actually sell this card template (and other templates) via their website, so check them out here (not an affiliate link, just sharing the love for a lovely group of people!).
When I got home I deconstructed the card I had created to work out some measurements so I could create more (I didn’t actually purchase the template, I just bought the card kit for the class). I made it in a few difference styles with different papers. All of them fold up and fit into a standard C6 envelope for posting. I left the embellishments simple to let the card talk for itself.
The first was created with paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP pack with a Rich Razzleberry base. The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto a large stitched circle. It comes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I haven’t thought about it before, but this sentiment is probably one of my most used ones. It sums up so many occasions perfectly.
This second card is lots of fun. I have used paper from the Animal Expedition paper pack on a Lemon Lime Twist base. For me, anything using Lemon Lime Twist is just a lot of fun!. The sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday set.
The last one uses DSP from the Petal Promenade pack, it just screams luxury! There is something so rich about this paper. The base is fresh fig and I have used Shimmery White card for the stitched oval sentiment. The sentiment itself comes from the Detailed with Love stamp set.
For all of the cards I have tried to use only one sheet of DSP. It just made the calculations easier, but it all out and then flip over a few of the pieces to get the two contrasting designs.
When I decide on a recipient for these cards I will write on a piece of either whisper white or very vanilla and secure it using dimensionals on the centre rectangular panel.
This card design is one of the cards that we will be creating in my upcoming card class, check here for details.