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
Shape cutting system/compass or template and knife/nestabilities
Distress ink and sponge
Score your cardstock in half to make your card base.
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.
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!
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!
Ink the edges of all the punched shapes so that they stand out on the finished card. I have used Walnut stain distress ink.
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.
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!
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.
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!