Monday, September 28, 2009

VSN - Tri-fold Shutter card & Kissing

Over the weekend SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) hosted it's monthly "VIRTUAL STAMP NIGHT" or VSN. Once a quarter, they have a full weekend of VSN challenges but the other months it's a mini - 5 challenges issued on a Friday night. The main VSN is November 13 & 14th and I've been selected as a hostess for that round! The theme for both mini's (Sept 25th and Oct 24th) and the main event in November is "MASQUERADE". September was all about "dancing".

The 1st challenge was Chaconne - Dancing in Triple Time". Chaconne was a 17th century dance, but the challenge was a technique called TRI-FOLD SHUTTER card folding. I thought it would take me a good hour to fold and and cut - much less decorate. In fact, it took like 3 minutes to fold and cut!

Here's the card opened up. It was so much easier to make than it looks that I'll have to try again!

All the stamps came from the SOUTH OF THE BORDER set. All colored with Copics and highlighted with Stickles (like the salt on the margarita glass).

Stamps: Artful Inkables SOUTH OF THE BORDER; "Viva Margarita" from Stampa Fe
Paper: K & Company designer paper, SU! Bashful Blue
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Primas, Nestablitites, ribbon, and Stickles.

I already posted Challenge #5 here (my crystal snowflake tutorial). This challenge was "A Kiss Good Night" or to use the Kiss technique. The snowboarder card was "kiss" technique. Using a solid stamp color with a light color ink - don't stamp yet. Then take a smaller stamp in a dark color ink and "kiss" the back of the solid stamp. Then stamp the solid stamp on paper.

The other two VSN challenges tomorrow!


  1. I'm so impressed that you can do this shutter technique in less than an hour! Such a great effect and perfect way to showcase a hilarious image. Way to use the snowflake kissed image, too -- I never would have thought to use that technique with that image; fun and SO appropriate!!

  2. These are both awesome cards, Deb. Wow, I love the trifold card with the chihuahua in the margarita!! HA too cute. I had to click on it and see it up close to look at the rest of it. Cute gecko too.

  3. I love it! Great job with the tri! I have to have that stamp- I have Chihuahuas and try to pick up stamps I see of them! Great coloring, it is so cute! Love your other Southwest touches, the cactus and lizard and sun - very well thought out :)