Our Stamping with Friends Blog Hop theme this time is Bouquet of Flowers 

My entry is the Shoji Screen Card I made for my sister's birthday this month. Unfortunately, my photography showed up too many background colours but I hope you can still see the beauty of the flowers. It is true tulips seem more an April bloom but I guess it depends upon where you live.

Shoji Screen Card Tulips and Windmills 

Card base is 5.5"x11" scored at 2.75”, 5.5” and 8.25” (or turn cardstock and score the last section 2.75” from the other end).

The first fold is a valley fold, followed by a mountain fold in the middle and a valley fold at the end. When folded closed, this will give you one panel facing you from the front and one from the back with four panels facing you when the middle is open.

If you decide to use a die or punch to create a fancy border at the top, you may wish to leave ¼” – ½” more. This would be a base of 5.75” or 6” x 11” with the goal of a finished height of 5.5". 

For a more stable base if you are die-cutting the bottom, you may wish to use BASIC WHITE THICK CARDSTOCK for the base. When I die cut the top and bottom, I use the normal thickness. That way I can fold everything up as one to start the die cut at the top and bottom. The die will cut through the first two layers but the third layer will be marked where the die was cut from the other two. Then fold that in half and cut along the marked line through the other two folds together. This will mean when closed, the pattern will only be visible from the front or back with no overlapping and all levels will line up when open.

I used the one of the POTTED SUCCULENTS DIES to cut the bottoms of the screens and the BASIC BORDERS DIES for the tops. You may also use punches for this.

I used FRESH FREESIA CARDSTOCK for the base.

Cut the next layer of cardstock to cover 6 panels (front, back and inside four) at 4”x2.5”. Here I used RICH RAZZLEBERRY.

The next layer is the designer series paper for 5 panels (front and inside 4) cut at 3.75”x2.25”. I used FLOWERING FIELDS 12” X 12” (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.

The last panel at the back is die cut from BASIC WHITE CARDSTOCK using one of the SCALLOPED CONTOURS DIES. This is for the message to the recipient. The front greeting piece was also cut using one of these dies.

Decorate your card as desired. I used the TULIP FIELDS BUNDLE, FLOWERING RAIN BOOTS BUNDLE and the TULIP BUILDER PUNCH to create the various images. I used RICH RAZZLEBERRY, EVENING EVERGREEN and MANGO MELODY INK PADS to stamp the images. A trick is to use coloured cardstock when stamping images such as the tulips and plant leaves to give more depth of colour. I used FRESH FREESIA CARDSTOCK when I stamped the tulips in RICH RAZZLEBERRY and SO SAFFRON CARDSTOCK when stamping tulips in MANGO MELODY. SOFT SUCCULENT CARDSTOCK was used when stamping the leaves and stems in EVENING EVERGREEN INK.

The TULIP BUILDER PUNCH was used to punch out pieces of the designer series paper showing the back (non-flowery) side.

To further intensify the colour and give it sparkle, I used WINK OF STELLA GLITTER BRUSH to colour the stamped and punched flowers as well as some flowers on the dsp.

I used LOOSE FLOWER FLOURISHES to finish off the card. Die cutting the bicycles was made easier to cut and adhere without ripping by sticking ADHESIVE SHEETS on the back of the cardstock before running it through the cut and emboss machine. I used SO SAFFRON for the bicycles.  

I hope you enjoy the card and give it a try. If you live in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love for you to shop with me. See the links below the roll call.

To Go to the Next Hopper, click on the link below and follow the links around to all the lovely projects posted by everyone until you come full circle back to me. 

The link to each is also included in the Roll Call after this Next Blog icon.


Roll Call

Tricia Butts
Mo Rootes (UK)
Rachael Merrick
Karen Egan
Alison Primmer Bradley L'Atelier D'Alison
Diane Evans
Melva Peters
Kristie Wilson
Caron Bailey
Helen Jennings -Love-a-Duckie (UK)
Vickie Littlewood
Candi Suriano
Xenia Stanford
Donna Schnees
Kelly Taranto

To see the supplies for this project, go to https://heritagestamparts.stampinup.net/my_projects

To shop with me, find my online store at https://www.stampinup.ca?demoid=2159197


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