Friday 30 May 2014

Above & Beyond!

I've been stuck home all week with a nasty head cold, but thankfully I was able to spend a bit of quite time in my studio uninterrupted to have a play with a couple of new techniques I've been meaning to test out for some time.

This is my first effort at a tri-fold shutter card and I love how easy it was to create! After visiting a number of blogs to find dimensions for a larger sized card, I upped the ratios to create my own. As I like to work with central images, I only used a narrow top and base band unlike many others I looked at.

Sassy Studio Wonder Regan tri-fold shutter masked cloud backgound tutorial 

Here are the dimensions so that the finished folded card will fit nicely into a standard C6 envelope. 
  • Overall measurements are 6" x 12"
  • Score lines (dotted) are made down the entire card at 2", 4", 8" & 10" (the score lines in the middle of the card at the 2" and 10" marks are covered once complete)
  • Two cuts (red lines) are then made from the 2" to 10" score lines

tri-fold shutter card template

Designer paper measurements are as follows:
  • Front/Rear Vertical Panels (x2) = 4.5cm x 14.5cm
  • Centre Squares (x3) = 9.5cm v 9.5cm
  • Short Internal Band Strips (x3) = 4.5cm x 2.2cm
  • Long Internal Band Strips (x2) = 9.5cm x 2.2cm
Here is my card closed up.

Here is a close up of the stamp 'Wonder Regan' from Sassy Studio Designs. I used the following Copics to colour her.
Skin: E50  E51  E21  R20
Hair: YR14  YR18  YR09
Outfit: B04  RV09  RV19  R39  BV000  BV02

Sassy Studio Wonder Woman

And a couple more close ups of the inside of the card, of the Memory Box Cityscape Silhouette and Die-Versions Pow dies, cut twice (once with glitter cardstock and once with black) to give shadow and depth.


To create the sky background I cut a number of Impression Obsession Clouds from heavy cardstock and attached them to another piece of card to create a cloud border. After colouring I masked my image before creating the cloud background. I used Broken China Distress Ink and a blending tool to lightly shade over the cloud border. Starting at the top, I moved the border down the image rotating the cloud border slightly to different angles and along different sections of the border so that is wasn't uniform.

masked cloud backgound tutorial   masked cloud backgound tutorial

Thanks for stopping by and reading through my long blog. I hope it was informative without being overloading and I hope I've inspired you to give it a try!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

This card has been used as inspiration for Outlawz Saturday Paper Al a Mode challenge for 'Superheros' sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs, and for Dies R Us.


  1. oh my god this is fabulous!!! magical !! i love it!! definitely not an overloading post! i always enjoy seeing the making of ^^
    thank you so much for sharing at love to scrap! challenge blog!
    shuly dt

  2. Gorgeous card and thank you for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck Judith DT x

  3. Lovely Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  4. What a wonderfully stunning card. Love your card cut and the image is wonderful. Fantastic coloring too. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

  6. Fantastic!!! A 'Super' card! I love the fancy fold and the scene you've created! Thanks for joining our Cute with Dies and Punches challenge this week at Love to Create! Mo xxx

  7. This is too neat! I love the scene - it is so detailed! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  8. Gorgeous card. Love the cloud background. Thanks for the photo tut.
    Thanks for joining our Cute with Dies & Punches Challenge at Love to Create.

    LTC DT

  9. WOW this is fantastic!! Love all your fab ideas with this one!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create for our Cute with punches and dies challenge!
    Jackie - LTC owner

  10. Fabulous card! Love the tutorial of your cloud background! Thank you for joining our Cute with Punches & Die Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  11. Fabulous. Love this.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  12. Fantastic fun creation! Great explanation on the card making! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  13. What a wonderful job you did on that background, and such a cute image too! Love her pretty hair. Thanks so much for joining us for the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. :) hugs, Kimberly

  14. Alicia, this is fabulous! I have yet to try one of these. Love the clouds and patterned paper you chose and great coloring on that super (pun intended) image! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Come back and play soon! Nance, DT

  15. Really fun and creative card! All of your elements work so nicely together. Your coloring on your super hero is fabulous! Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

  16. Fabulous and fun shutter card. Brilliant job. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  17. Good morning, Fabulous card, I hope you are feeling better, thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance Girly Card Challenge.
    Teresa x