Monday, December 15, 2014

Inspire Me Monday: Screen Divider Card

Hey there - happy Inspire Me Monday! I’ve got a fun project to share today that I hinted at on my blog a few weeks ago - you might remember if you were here for the Camellia release hop! My project today is a Screen Divider Card - this is a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers that we featured last month during our Holiday Tutorial Blitz, but it's a great card for any occasion.

The instructions and measurements are all available at the link above. For this version, I wanted to use a single colored image to cover all 4 panels - the panels can be cut and decorated separately, but aren't we all looking for ways to cut corners and speed things up? This was a great way to color the panels all at once, and the larger Camellias were much easier to color in. Even at this size, the detail is incredible!

I set the margins to 0" and resized the Camellia image to 9.34" x 6.37". (Those measurements don't have to be precise! Just somewhere around there will give you the size needed for this project.) NOTE: Be sure to set your printer settings for borderless printing - otherwise, you'll have a quarter-inch white border around the edge.

The piece I needed for my screen divider panels is 4" x 8.5", so I trimmed across at 4" and then cut the rest of my sheet into card front sized panels and created two other cards.

Before coloring with markers, I used a glaze pen to protect the tiny stamens of the flowers. The glaze pen acts as a resist medium, even with alcohol markers.

After coloring, I added some deeper shading with a pencil.

My panel was cut into 4 equal pieces, 2-1/8" wide.

I sponged the edges of each panel lightly so that each one seemed like its own design.

Here's a little tip for cutting the legs of the screen divider card - I centered and stuck my die to the back side of a Post-It note. the edges of the note helped me to position the die right where I wanted on the edge of the card each time.

I folded the card in half and cut the center panels first, then did the outer panels.

I always score around the edges of each panel for a more finished look.

Here's a closer look at my finished creation!

I hope this gives you some ideas for using digital stamps in a larger format! These little cards make beautiful decorations as well. Happy holidays to you!

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen W said...

I've made a couple of these cards with the stamps and now I KNOW I have to have this digi, this is beyond gorgeous!!!!

Helen Gullett said...

This is beautiful, Dina! I love your coloring and shadowing technique ;)

Terri said...

Love the idea! Always looking for ways that the time I put into making the card lasts longer than just a glance on the recipient side... Make a game or gift of the project. This is one of those! Thank you so much for sharing it.

Michelle said...

This is lovely. I like how you die cut the top of the panels too. TFS

Kathleen Spaeth said...

What a breathtakingly beautiful Divider Card Dina! Thank you for sharing and writing your Instructions in such an easy way so I can follow along. This is going on my To Do List for 2015.

Beth Norman said...

This is such a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful tutorial.

Maria A. said...

Hello Dina: what a magnificent, amazing work of art, simply lovely. I love this screen divider cards, they are perfect to showcase your images, your coloring and the shading is gorgeous. This cards can be enjoyed by the recipient for a long time.
Thank you so much for the super clear and precise directions, I will give this a try.

Christine Kiehl said...

Blown away beautiful! And thank you for taking the time to share the directions and pictures! This is really a very neat project that I hope to try in my future!

Graciellie Ch said...

This is stunning... Master! Off to pin this. Awesome work, and of course I'm inspired! Merry Christmas Dina and everyone at PP.

Lee-Anne said...

I don't normally work with digis, but you may have converted me, Dina! Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous project! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Dina, this is exquisite! Your coloring is always amazing, and I love the beautiful design of this Screen Divider Card! Wow, what a stunning and gorgeous piece of art! Have a blessed Christmas! Hugs!