A so-called tri-shutter card is easy to make and almost always generates amazed and admiring responses. You can create them at different sizes and shapes (i.e. rectangular or square), simply by playing around with both the horizontal and vertical measurements of your cardstock.
I created different Christmas versions in the past, with the square (when folded closed) Holly Jolly cards and the smaller, rectangular Caramel Christmas versions.
Today I’m sharing a third variation: a birthday card for a golf player, using a Proper Gentleman paper by Graphic 45.
I fussy-cut an actual golf player from the paper and glued it to the left front panel, making sure the glof club was sticking out.
I also die-cut and embossed the first letter of the name of the guy to whom I was going to send it. I lightly went over it with some distress ink, to highlight the embossed parts.
I always use a light color for the central panel, to be able to write or stamp a message. In this case: Congratulations in Dutch.
When creating a card or other project for a guy, I always keep the embellishments at a minimum. No fuss for a man! 🙂
Sometimes it’s difficult to establish whether the male recipient of your card genuinely likes it for its own merits – for though he may truly appreciate and enjoy the gesture, he might still feel neutral at best about the esthetics of your work. Nevertheless, in this case I think the colleague who received this particular card actually deemed it quite likeable 🙂
So, hope you feel inspired for your first new cards in 2016. As I said this design is very easy to make. If you’d like to try it but don’t know how, check out my free video tutorial!
Next week’s video: Boxing Days – A chipboard storage or gift box to create yourself!