Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Asian Crane Screen Card

 Beautiful. Elegant. Classy. These are the comments I have received about this new card. This card is so versatile with sentiments and images that can be used for any occasion. And its easier than it looks.







Below are the materials and supplies I used to make this card. However, use what you have. Tip: pick a designer series or pattern paper that you like and use that for your color inspiration. I used gray, copper and gold for this card.

The finished size when folded is 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 and fits into a standard #9 business envelope. This card will need extra postage if mailed.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock and paper:
    • Base cardstock/Basic Grey - 8 1/2 x 11
    • Top and bottom layer panels - Basic Black - cut 8 - 2 5/8 x 1 1/8
    • Designer/Pattern Paper:
      • Top - cut 4 - 2 1/2 x 1
      • Bottom - cut 4 -  2 1/2 x 1
      • 4th panel - 3 3/4 x 2 1/2
      • Back - cut 3 - 6 1/8 x 2 1/2
    • Back layers - Basic Black - cut 4 - 6 1/4 x 2 5/8
    • Gold Shimmer:
      • 1st and 4th panels - cut 2 - 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
      • Scraps for die cuts
    • Copper Shimmer - 2nd and 3rd panels, cut 2 - 3 7/8 x 2 5/8
    • White:
      • Front: 1st panel - 3 3/4 x 2 1/2, and scrap for sentiment
      • Back: 3rd panel - 6 1/8 x 2 1/2
  • Stamps - I used new and retired sets from Stampin' Up - All Good Things (ret), Bamboo Beauty and Crane of Fortune
  • Ink - Smokey Slate (Stampin' Up)
  • Border Punch
  • Label Punch
  • Dies - Crane of Fortune (Stampin' Up)
  • Copper ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Bone folder
  • Dimensionals
Instructions:
  1. Score along the 11" side - 2 3/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  2. Use the border punch on the top edge
  3. Use the label punch along the bottom edge to create the legs
  4. Layer the designer/pattern cardstock pieces to the basic black layers (you should have about a 1/16" border) and one piece of designer/pattern cardstock (3 3/4 x 2 1/2) to one of the gold panels
  5. Layer 1 white panel to gold layer
  6. Stamp words to scrap and punch out with label punch; stamp images in Smokey Slate to the smaller white panels for the front and larger white panel for the back
  7. Layer 2 smaller white panels to copper layers
  8. Layer the larger white panel to black
  9. Adhere the all the layered pieces to the panels as shown in the pictures
  10. Die cut images from gold shimmer and arrange on the first and last panels; pop up the words that were punched out and layer on top of gold die cuts
  11. Tie a bow with copper ribbon and place on last panel.

I hope you give this design a try - its so worth it and your friends and family will love it.

Here's a short video to show you how its works.



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If you would like to purchase this card, it's available here on my Etsy shop - HandmadeByKathieK

Happy Crafting!

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