Wednesday 2 December 2020

Winter Forest Shutter

     Another shutter card made with John Next Door's new die set, this time for Christmas. There is a video tutorial for the basic assembly on John's You Tube channel here.
     Using the large rectangle die I cut my frame in white card stock and then embossed it with a snowflake pattern. The card used was not a heavy weight so I added a layer of gold mirri to give added strength and a nice gold border around the outside.
     The outer edge was trimmed after I had made the back panel so that they would both be the same size.

     The shutters were die cut with snowflakes and had more snowflakes added to give them a little interest. The placing of the shutters is important, if you watch the tutorial John explains that it is best to glue the two end shutters first and then fill in with the remaining shutters so it all comes out even.
     I actually centre marked the back of the frame and the middle shutter to make sure I got it right, I did use a strong PVA so I had a little wiggle room. All pencil marks wee rubbed out before the frame was added to the back, I don't think they would have been easy to see but I knew they were there.
     I used the centre panel cut from the frame to make my backing image. Using the tree die as a stencil I inked a scene, with a torn piece of paper at the bottom for the rolling hills, having the die the opposite way round to the cut so they would appear different to the cut ones.

     After cutting a couple of deer in black card and gluing them down I added a layer of die cut white trees to increase the forest. The stag was cut in black card and then placed further down so he looked closer.
     I did try to place the animals so they would be visible when the shutters were open but I think it could have been better.
     The only thing that was left was to add the image panel to a piece of white card a little larger than the outside of the frame, trim the frame to the same size and then carefully stick the two pieces together by the shutter tabs.

Materials List   (available from your local craft shop)
JND198 - Shutter Card die set
JND141 - Woodland Trees die
JNDCC021 - Deer Scenes die set
S57262 - 3D PVA Glue from Stix2

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Dies R Us - #158 Christmas
Do-All Kreatives - #48 Winter Wonderland
Cardz 4 Guyz - Traditional Christmas
Ike's World - #139 X is for Christmas
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - #518 Anything Christmas


  1. Hi Rocky your shutter card is gorgeous. I do love that die set. I want to make one for my father-in-law he loves cards like this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. That is really a neat card and I love the winter scene you made. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guys!

  3. Oh wow...this is just awesome! Very nice make and a fun creation, too!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

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  4. Shutter card!! New to me but I like it!! Impressive!! Thanks for playing along with our "Traditional Christmas" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guys!!

  5. a truly clever card. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  6. I have never tried a shutter card but they are great. I love the scene that emerges. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you join us for future challenges.

    DRU DT

  7. Wow, absolutly great.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  8. Oh man - awesome type of card. Love the tree die cut for the background.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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