Showing posts with label Stamping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stamping. Show all posts

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Shutter Card Tutorial by DT Priyadarshini

Hi everyone,
I am on the blog today with a tutorial for you all. My project for today is a shutter card. It's easy and simple to make. This card can be used for birthdays, holidays, etc.. and is a fun card. Once you get a hang of how to make it, it is super fun.

Let's start:


Size of card stock (all in inches):

The base of the card (A) - 10 x 7 

Shutter (B) - 4 1/4 x 3 5/8 (2 nos)  

Center panel (C) - 3 3/4 x 7  

1. Score the base of the card (A) at 2 1/2 inches on both sides and crease well. 

2. Score the shutter pieces (B) at 1/2 inch only on one side (the 4 1/4 inch side). Score on both the shutter pieces. Crease the scored line well.

3. Open the creased line of the shutter pieces and mark 1 7/8 inch and centre the marking, do this for both the shutter pieces (I have marked how to mark from the edge in the picture)

4. Connect the ends of the card stock to the marked centre point and draw a thin line and cut this triangle out for both the shutter pieces.

5. The shutter is ready.

6. Take the centre panel piece (C) and mark at 7/8 of an inch from the top.

7. Place a circle die on the mark and die cut using a die cut machine. I used the Big Shot. I also embossed the centre panel (this is optional). 

8. The final marking is on the base of the card. Mark 2 5/8 inch from the top and draw a line across. 


9. Paste two pieces of white cardstock on either side of the base cardstock measuring  2 3/8 x 6 7/8 inch (to write a personal message)

10. Line the tip of the shutter triangle with the line (step 8)

11. Paste the shutter onto the base. Place the shutter and use double-sided adhesive on the upper part of the shutter. 

12. Use a stamped image or a photo. I fussy cut my stamped images and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock measuring 4 x 4 inches. 

13. Adding the centre panel to the card. Use double-sided foam tape for this step. I used a very thin strip of tape on the top of the card (shutter action does not get obstructed) and bigger ones below. 

14. I used different images from the same stamp set and friend sentiment to complete the card.

Materials required:
  • Cardstock - Kraft, White or any colour
  • Mini remix happy stamps from The Greetings Farm - Images
  • Best friends from Clearly Besotted - Sentiment
  • Circle Dies
  • Big shot
  • Ann Griffin embossing folder (optional)
  • Martha Stewart Scoreboard
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Double sided tape, white glue or tacky glue

I hope the tutorial was useful and fun. 

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy crafting


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Shadow Box Card Tutorial by DT Priyadarshini

Hello everyone,

Priyadarshini here with a Tutorial Post as a part of the DT for Rainbow Craftykari blog. I am here to show you a very simple and easy project - Shadow box card. The pictures may look a little complicated but its not.   There is a lot of scope to work here but I have kept mine simple. 

Here's a look at my card:

Let's start

1. Take a 12" x 12" card stock. To make it easy, I have marked them A & B.

2. Place the card stock on a scoreboard. The card is to be scored at 1",1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3". This is on all 4 sides of the card stock. No need to crease the scored lines at this step. 

3. Note this step very carefully. To be marked only on sides marked A.
Make a mark, one inch from the last scored line and two more marks as shown in the picture below. 

4. Using a pen/pencil connect these points as shown in the picture.
The sections marked X are to be cut. 

5. Here's a look at the card stock after the sections are cut. (Only on sides marked A)

6. Now crease the scored lines and turn the paper over. 

7. Now its time for adhesives. Adhesives are to be applied on the outer part of the card stock. I have used double sided tape.

Turn the card stock over and apply adhesive as shown in the picture. This is to be pasted only in the last. Do not paste them before the last step

8. Start pasting sides marked B first. One side at a time. Remove the paper layer and fold the side as shown (half of the scored lines)

The fold will be facing the inside of the card

Repeat the same on the other B side

Now, push the folded sides out. This part makes it easy to fold and paste the other two remaining sides.

9. Repeat the same way of sticking these sides. If you see the picture carefully, I have the side adhesives still intact and yet to adhere them. 

10. This is the final step to make the shadow box. Remove the upper paper on all sides and push all the sides together in to create the box.

11. Score a piece of 12" x 6" card stock in half to create a 6 x 6 card. 

Adhere the card to the back of the shadow box

12. To decorate my shadow box card, I used stamps from The Greeting Farm and Yours Next Stamp. I stamped all the images on ninah white card stock and coloured them using colour pencils. 

First, I used some yellow ink from hero arts to add some highlighting behind the mermaid and adhered the mermaid using double sided adhesive to give dimension. 

I used normal liquid adhesive for the rest of the images. I added some clear water droplets to give bubble effect. 

I kept the inside of the card simple as well. Just added a fish and a turtle with a simple sentiment from Yours next stamp. 

  • 12 x 12 card stock (any colour)
  • 12 x 6 card stock
  • Martha Stewart score board
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive tape & double sided adhesive
  • The Greeting Farm stamp - Trishell (mermaid), Maisea (sentiment)
  • Your Next stamp - Fishy fun
  • Colour pencils
  • Hero arts ink 
  • Ink blending tool
  • Scissors
  • Clear water droplets

I hope the tutorial was useful and fun.

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy crafting