Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Shutter Album

This is the shutter album I did for a mini workshop with 3 friends, they wanted a more 3D project and something to do with fantasy/fairies and this is what I came up with. I got the original idea for the shutter album from a tutorial on U Tube and I`m sorry but I cannot remember the ladies name who did the demo so I appologize for that but if you go on U Tube and type in " shutter Album" you`ll find it easy enough. It`s basically 2 shutter cards stuck together at the back with a couple of panels added to the front for flaps, very easy to achieve once you get the mechanics of the shutter cards in place (which took me a while I`ll admit LOL!)

Once you open the front of the album you get several layers of folds, there are options to which way you fold this but I opted for this version as it gives a little window area to peek through to glimpse the layers beyond. I have used Kaisercraft papers - Magic Happens collection - Topaz, Pixie and Enchanted all available from Sir Stampalot they went so well with the Lavinia fairy stamps which I adore !!

I`ve used ink dusters and distress inks to achieve the soft background colours and just added some liquid pearls - platinum and glamour dust for the fairy dust sprinkles. To get the effect for the moon and the glow within the secret doorway I just used masks made from good ol` post-it-notes.
I added a pocket on the left hand side just inside the flap as I thought this would be a great way to present a gift voucher to someone instead of just shoving it in a normal card, the recipient would have a lovely keep sake too.

The sentiments are from Lavinia stamps and LOTV and the little key (for the secret door!) is a little metal charm from the ribbon girl.

As the album is over 2 feet long when fully opened ! it`s difficult to photograph so I hope you get the idea of the layout from the photos ! but like I said, the demo on U Tube is very easy to follow.

Well I`m off to get ready for a lovely crafty morning with the same friends I did this workshop for, I have the next project to show them for a future mini workshop so I hope it`s as well received as this one was.
Thanks for stopping by my blog , bye for now and Happy Crafting xx


  1. Beautiful Sara can see why they loved it, totally enchanting.
    Hugs Louise xx

  2. Hi!Oh Sara what a work of art,it is just amazing and i really love how you have used the Lavinia stamps-so pretty!!
    hugs Lou.xx

  3. Wow Sara, I could drool over this for ages, your sooooo talented, it's absolutely gorgeous!! Can you tell I love every inch of it?! Those images are fab, really think I might get one or two, and the folds create corners for yet more and more surprises to be revealed!Fab
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. Sara, this is stunningly beautiful. The colours are all mystical & those images are gorgeous. Got loads of Lavinia but always forget to use them ~ Must get them out
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  5. wow!! such a fabulous and creative card!!! Hugs Juls


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