The papers for these cards came from a DCWV stack. I love stacks for this type of card as the paper coordinates.
The tutorial for this card is on Split Coast Stampers, as great resource for stampers. I was going to tell you to do a search, lucky for all of you that I went into Split Coast and tried their search. It does not work. So here is the link to the Tri-Fold Shutter Card. Here is how I found it, I opened up the home page for Split Coast Stampers and left clicked on "Resources" at the very top and to the right side. This brought up a list of all their tutorials in alphabetical order. They even have a picture of the project to help you find the correct one.
The directions call for you to cut a piece of card stock 5.5 x 11 inches. With scrapbook paper that leaves you with a 1 x 12 inch strip. I drew a line down the center of the BACK of the strip and cut with the ripple decorative scissors. Those strips are the border trim on either side of the cards. From two pieces of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper I got 4 cards and the trim. Nothing was wasted.
Using laser printer acetate:
1. talc the acetate
2. stamp the Butterfly and Flourish (Heartfelt Creations, HC217D) and emboss with fineline
black embossing powder
3. Carefully cut out the image that you have just stamped and embossed on the acetate
4. Now stamp on acetate and emboss the single plain butterfly from the set, using EK Success's
Paper Shaper large butterfly, punch out this butterfly. Clever Heartfelt designer, Emma Lou
Beechy has sized the butterfly to the size of the punch.
5. I carefully applied glue from a glue pad and glittered the back of the butterfly. You could use
markers, or punch another butterfly from some glitzy paper and attach to the back, there are
are all kinds of options, use your imagination!
6. As this is a slick surface, glue does not hold very well. My solution is to rough up the butterfly
and flourish image on the butterfly portion. Both on the front and the back where I will be
attaching this gives it more "tooth" and the glue will hold much better. You can rough these
areas as they will not show on the finished card.
7. Attach punched out butterfly to butterfly and flourish image. After the glue has dried attach
it all to the card.
A few notes here: flowers and smaller butterflies are for the most part punched from glitter papers.
Why use laser printer acetate? The Laser Printer Acetate or transparencies is designed for a laser printer which uses heat to apply the ink. So you can use you heat gun to emboss the embossing powders with out warping the acetate.
What about inkjet printer acetate? These transparencies work fantastic for regular stamping. There is a rough and a smooth side to the acetate. Stamp on the rough side with most inks. As always, try the ink out first by stamping a small image in one corner to see how the ink and the transparency interact. Some inks will run or not dry. You can NOT apply heat to these acetate transparencies as you can the laser transparencies.