Saturday, 7 February 2015

Ellies and Flowers Screen Card

Today I have made a screen card and its the first time I have ever had a go at one of these but I think it looks quite cute. You could use whatever papers or stamps you have in your stash, but the Nitwit papers I have used do go really well with the grey of the ellies.

What you will need:
Little Claires digi stamp - elephants in squares
Spellbinders Borderbilities A2 Scalloped Borders One (Die)
die cutting machine
Nitwit papers - Pastel Dreams
copy paper
white card
good quality printer paper
Lilly of the Valley stamps - Sentiment Tags set 24
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass
water brush
Stickles - Waterfall
various flower punches
hole punches
dragonfly punch
white glitter paper
scrap papers from stash

Take a piece of card measuring 3" x 5" and secure die 1 centrally to the top edge of the card.
Run the card through the die cutting machine and trim the sides of the card.
Repeat this two more times.
Measure down the side edge of the card to 4 1/2" and cut along the bottom edge.

Take a piece of the blue stripe paper from the Nitwit pad and cut it down to 2 1/2" x 5". Secure die 2 centrally to the top of the paper and run it through the die cutting machine.
Trim the paper down so that it will mat and layer on to the card previously cut.
Darken the edges of the paper with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink.
Repeat this process twice more.
Stick the papers on to the card.

Make horizontal bands with  bits of scrap papers from the Nitwit paper pad. Make each band different and stick two on each card section.

Take a piece of plain paper (I used copy paper) measuring 5" x 7 1/2" and place the centre panel card in the middle of the paper. Allow a small border on each side of the panel and mark with a pencil.
Make a fold along these marks and remember to fold the left side under the the middle section and the right side over the middle section.
Draw a faint pencil line across the bottom of the paper 4 1/2" down from the top of the paper.
Line up the bottom edge of the middle section of the card with the pencil line on the paper and stick it down centrally between the fold lines. Using the same method stick the right and left sides to the card allowing the a similar distance between the  fold line and the card as was allowed for the central panel. Trim off the excess paper.

Print the digi stamp onto good quality print paper (about 120gsm or more) so that it measures 2 7/8" from edge to edge.
Colour in three of the squares using the distress inks and a water brush and when dry cut them out allowing a border all around.
Stick the images to your card.

With the Tim Holtz Faded Jeans distress ink and the Sentiments Tags stamp out three tags.
Cut the tags down and apply the Faded Jeans ink to the edges.
Stick the sentiments onto the card.

With the flower punches, various scraps of paper from the Nitwit paper pad and your own stash  punch out the flowers.
Shape the flowers and assemble them. Use the hole punches to make centres for the flowers.
Stick the flowers onto the card.

Punch out the dragonflies from the white glitter paper and stick onto the card.
Using the Stickles Waterfall glitter the body of the dragonfly.

I made a simple panel for the back of the middle section of the card and I put my sentiment onto this and wrote out my greeting, then I stuck this in place as I didn't want to squash the lovely flowers by applying pressure when writing.


1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous creation it and thanks for the tutorial!
    Have a great weekend!
    xxx Margreet