Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Punched screen card by Jane Johnson

Good morning! Today I thought I would show you how I do my punched screen cards. It is a deceptively simple technique and makes a gorgeous card.



You will need:



Cardstock 30cm x 15 cm

2 x design paper 14.5cm x 14.5 cm

Extra cardstock for punching - the amount you need will depend how large your design is

various punches of your choice - flowers, leaves, butterflies and swirls work well

Coloured image

Shape cutting system/compass or template and knife/nestabilities

Distress ink and sponge




Step 1.








Score your cardstock in half to make your card base.



Step 2.





Decide which shape you want for your cut out. Circles and ovals work well but you can of course use whatever shape you wish. I drew my circle with a compass and then cut out with a craft knife.





Your card base will then look like this. TIP: you can use the off cut for punching some of the shapes out! You then need to cut the same shape from one of you sheets of paper.



Step 3.





Punch out various flowers, leaves, butterflies and swirls from cardstock. These are the punches that I used. Punch out 4 or 5 of each shape to begin with, you can always punch out more as you start to build up your design!



Step 4.





Once you have punched out your shapes, lay your image behind the aperture and play around with the punched shapes without glueing them until you find a design you are happy with. NOTE: It is important to make sure that you have several "anchor points" where shapes touch the edge of the card and also each shape must touch another shape. It is helpful to take a photo of the design at this point so that you can refer back to it when glueing your shapes together!



Step 5.





Ink the edges of all the punched shapes so that they stand out on the finished card. I have used Walnut stain distress ink.



Step 6.





Adhere the paper with the aperture to the card, making sure both apertures line up nicely. Now you are ready to assemble the "screen". You must use only a tiny amount of glue, as shown, so that it doesn't spoil the card.


Add the glue at all the points of the shape that will touch either the card base or another shape.


Step 7.



Continue adding the shapes, only putting glue where each shape will touch another.



It is best to have a non stick craft sheet underneath the aperture as you work to prevent the punched screen sticking to your mat while the glue dries!


Step 8.


Once all of the pieces are glued down you can then add smaller punched flowers on top of the large ones for extra interest and tiny pearls to the centre of each flower. I have also added pearls to the butterfly bodies.


Step 9.

Here is the finished card!! I hope I have inspired you to have a go, and if you do decide to try it I would love it if you would link them in the comments so I can visit you to see!

Jane x

54 comments :

  1. O my,this is beautiful Jane!!!

    Thanks so much for your tutorial!

    hugs
    Sonja

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  2. oooooooooooooooooooooooooh love this and I know just how I'm going to use the idea - it's fabulous.
    Ann xxx

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  3. This is so lovely. I will so try this some time.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this tutorial, Jane! I love the cards you've made with this technique--it makes such a gorgeous effect!
    Hugs,
    April

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  5. What a beautiful card! :-) Tnaks for sharing!
    Hugs Monica!

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  6. thanks for sharing this clear tutorial.......this is beautifulllll........I'll give it a try!
    xxx Margreet

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  7. Thanks for sharing this tutorial its fabulous!! Chanelle xx

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  8. In a word STUNNING ... thanks for the tips Melita xx

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  9. Stunning great idea.
    Christine x

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  10. stunning honey.. the tip with the craft mat is a brilliant one.. xxx

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  11. I have never seen you cards before. This is absolutely STUNNING! Thank you so much for showing us how you made it.
    Hugs, Candy

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  12. That work!
    Beautiful!
    Congratulations Jane!
    Bravissima!

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  13. wow this is so gorgeous..i love cards with intricate bits..sorry i am lost for words today..and thats a first.love your card and the turorial was smashing

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  14. Precioso tutorial, gracias.
    Besitos.

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  15. Jane. It's stunning. Thank you for showing how! xx

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  16. merci pour ce magnifique tuto

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  17. I agree this is stunning. I will save this to case later.

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  18. Hallo Jane,
    Beautiful card, love it !
    Thanks for sharing
    Françoise(Belgium)

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  19. Awesome technique.... With this one can make wonders for sure.... Thanks & Hugs ))))

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  20. Loved this tutorial!! But could you tell me who makes these swirl punches?!?! I loved yours...

    Hugs from India,
    Smita

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  21. What a great tutorial with fabulous results! Thank you!

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  22. danke für die tolle Anleitung.
    Werde ich bestimmt mal nachmachen.

    Liebe Grüße Moni

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  23. What a beautiful card! :-) Thanks for sharing!


    Hugs Thea

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  24. I am sitting here with my mouth hanging open in awe thats fabulous. Thankyou for such an easy to follow tutorial and such an inspirational idea.

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  25. Thank you!!! It's fantastic!!!
    So sweet!!!

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  26. What a beautiful card I will certainly try and make one thank you so much lol
    Jo. xxx

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  27. Hi Jane what a gorgeous card I have given this technique ago and will post it tomoz I will leave a link back here then wonderful card hugs Toni

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  28. Jane this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Sylvia xx

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  29. Wow, what a gorgeous technique! :)

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  30. This so gorgeous!!!...I can't wait to try this,Thanks for sharing
    Hugs Jean

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  31. This is a very elegant card. You chose a very beautiful colors!

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  32. Wow amazing! I will try this one time as well:)beautiful layout

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  33. Gorgeous card, wonderful tutorial :)

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  34. stuning card. thank's for your tutorial.
    I love to see whith simple things yoo make wonderful items.
    Dana :-)

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  35. Tremendous, I love using punches & this is an ideal way of using my many scraps. Thanks ever so for such an unusual idea - think you may have solved what I do for my husband's birthday card too.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  36. WOW! I can't wait to try this beautiful technique!

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  37. Hi Jane here is my card to share with you love the tutorial Hugs Toni

    http://tonicraftsilove.blogspot.com/2010/06/something-different.html

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  38. Ganz herzlichen Danke für die tolle Anleitung, so etwas sollte es öfter geben..Super!!!

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  39. Beautiful, thanks for the tutorial.

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  40. hiya jane, well i have had a go and am quite pleased with the result, i think i went a bit ott with the punched flowers though.hers my card i hope you like itluv coops.xxx

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  41. amazing card! love all the punched details!! thanks for the tutorial!

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  42. This is stunning, Jane! I'm definitely going to try it.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  43. love the idea fab card heres my take on it
    http://missygdesigns2009.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-daughters-21st-birthday.html

    LInda

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  44. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing :-) Hilde Jeanett - DT Scrappiness

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  45. Jane,
    Thanks for the great tutorial! I helped my daughter make a card for her friend's graduation...would love it if you could check it out!

    http://makingstuffdaily.blogspot.com/2010/06/two-fun-cards.html

    Hugs to you,
    Pam

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  46. wow, this is beautiful.

    I will try this

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  47. Wow this is so beautiful and the tutorial is mind blowing, I am going to get me that leaf branch punch, I have seen it in my local craft shop, but this is inspiring, many thanks for sharing xxxx

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  48. Love this card and wanted to say thank you for the inspiration, which I used to make a card for a new baby :)

    http://suzilous.blogspot.com/2011/01/baby-girl.html

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  49. that's an amazing idea..
    Thanks for the lovely share

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  50. Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial Jane, it is so easy to follow, my versions are
    here
    Gini
    xx

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