Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tri-Shutter Friendship Card- Featuring March's Creative Cafe' kit

Dawn Rene here to share the second card I made with The Rubber Cafe's March, Creative Cafe Card kit.  My card today is featuring a Tri-Shutter template, I selected this fold so I could highlight all the stamps in the kit and the various patterned papers.

Here is a picture of the card standing up.
TRC March Kit 2 - Designs By Dawn Rene BU wm
For the base of the card, I used a 6" x 12" piece of cream cardstock. These are the instructions for folding the card.

* Measure and mark out the lines on the cardstock
* Cut on the red lines
Capture 3
* Fold on the blue lines to make the "mountains" (these lines bend upward towards you)
Capture 2
* Fold on the green lines to make the "valley" folds (these lines bend downward away from you).
Capture 1
The pink flower on the front of the card was made with ribbon from the kit and Scrap Happy Glue. I learned how to make this flower at a Scrapbook Expo a couple years ago in a The Rubber Cafe' class I've included a step-out tutorial below, and you can also see Melissa's video posted here  on The Rubber Cafe' website where she creates fabric roses.

To begin, start with a large circle of Scrap Happy Glue on a piece of parchment paper and let it cure over night. It makes a large glue dot to use for the base of the ribbon flower and will remain tacky to the touch.  You just press the edge of the ribbon round the glue dot - making small gathers, as you can see in my picture below I worked from the outside on. Simple and easy!

TRC March Kit 2 - Designs By Dawn Rene 1 wm
Here is a close up of the front of the card when it is completely folded flat. And you can get a closer look at my finished ribbon flower.
TRC March Kit 2 - Designs By Dawn Rene CU1 wm

Here is a close up picture of the last two sections of the card when it is unfolded. I love that fun hat stamp!
TRC March Kit 2 - Designs By Dawn Rene CU2 wm

Here is another picture of the finished card...
TRC March Kit 2 - Designs By Dawn Rene wm

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe Kit
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, Copic Markers
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Ribbon, Jute, Dots-from the kit


Karen T said...

great card! I love your flower technique too. It's a great use of all the stamps.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Terrific Card! I am going to have to try this one!