Today's card took me forever to get down dimensions. I saw this on line tutorial on how to decorate the screen cards from the Hunkydory Screen card pack called Eastern Promise. I had earlier tried making a Screen Card and if you look back at the post Asian Screen Card you can see how that one turned out. I really liked it and even decided to show the Stamp group how to make it. Then I saw this one and "Oh My Gosh" !!!!! Soooo pretty. I was up for the challenge, So I sat down one afternoon and started measuring. I penciled in numbers and lines everywhere. Cut where I put cut lines and folded the others, only to find I was off by maybe 1/8 inch on one side and about 3/16" of an inch on the bottom center cut....DANG. Back to square 1. Next one I some how totally eliminated 1 whole section due to improper fold measurements and silly me folded and started cutting until I got frame 3 done and realized there wasn't any frame 4. Oh for "Pete's Sake"!! I think I finally have the base of the card right.
|cut on solid lines and fold on dash lines|
Using a 2.5 label punch, center half of the label in each of the four sections. This is done the same way as the original Asian Screen card I did earlier. Should look like this:
Ignore all the number scribbles on there. I wanted to use all my bloopers so as not to waste a ton of papers. The label punch just gives you a little bit of elegance to the screen.
Now your ready to decorate. Some measurements for some of the pieces are below.
I really need to think about how I want this one to turn out. I keep leaning to butterflies because it seems to go with the Asian theme of a screen but I want different. I like my cards to have multiple uses. Unfortunately I started with pink DSP because I needed another birthday card (figures). So as much as I would like to do something totally off the beaten path I think Flourishes and Flowers will adorn this card. Because of the "I" shape of the template I decided not to double up on the paper and just use 1 layer of DSP.