I made 2 cards for the twist in the Christmas in October Challenge - lift one of the cards that was submitted to the Christmas in September Challenge. I love Linny's tri-fold shutter cards (https://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/225889/view/5729303/-1/0/0.html ), so I decided to try this new-to-me fold. My hat goes off to Linny and all the other card makers who make a variety of fancy fold cards. I now have a better appreciation of the skill, time and love that goes into each one. Thanks for the inspiration Linny!
For this first one, I used bronze metallic as well as red and green cardstock by Recollections. The patterned paper is by Wild Rose Studios and MFT. I cut the oval with the bird image with a Spellbinders' die but since it was the largest one in the set and I wanted a matting for it I ended up having to fussy cut a larger one. I made the poinsettias using my new dies by Dee's Distinctively dies. The fir sprigs are an Impression Obsession die and the Merry Christmas die is by Penny Black. I added a stamped sentiment by Hero Arts and traced over it with my clear Wink of Stella pen to add a bit of sparkle.
Thank you very much for your kindness and encouragement! It all means so much to me!