Folding Screen Card

Hi! It’s nice to be back with a new project. I have had some ideas in mind for a card, and today I was able to make it. It’s actually an accordion card, but it has a little twist, it’s made to look like a folding screen. 

I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to join some of my favorite challenges, and I went ahead and used some elements to inspire my design: A photo from House of Cards, A color combo from Our Daily Bread (white on white), and a theme from Craft Hoarders Anonymous (fun fold).

I decided I wanted to capture the white elements of this image, the basket’s lattice and the florals. There so much texture to it. I really like it.

Also, I wanted to use a verse stamp from ODBD: “He makes all things beautiful in His time” from the set Faith, because I like it so very much.

Dies: Spellbinders – A2 Matting Basics A, Adorning Squares, French Frills, Majestic Lables Twenty-Five, Classic Decorative Inserts Three, Classic Edges Two, Labels Four, Small Lables, Fancy Lattice, Carnation Creations, Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Xcut – Leafy Flourishes
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Punch, butterfly
Making Memories Paper – Wedding
Our Daily Bread Stamps – Faith
Brilliance ink (used to emboss with definition)

Inkadinkado embossing powder in Silver Starlight
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystals
Adheseves: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer’s Glue-All, Uhu glue stick
Other generic materials
Eggshell white cardstock
2″ one sided lace
3″ Rough edge burlap ribbon in white
7/8″ satin ribbon
1 7/8″ tulle ribbon

This card is 4 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ when closed and 11″ long when opened. For the front of the card I cut a frame and layered it with a vellum lattice die cut. I also added a bunch of elements, starting with lace and a border. Then on the side I attached some white carnations, a vellum butterfly, strips of burlap, a flourish, a dress form, tulle ribbon and a bow. All the shapes are die cuts, except for the butterfly which is actually a punch.

For the inside of the card, I layered one side with burlap ribbon and added the heat embossed sentiment, embellished with an Eiffel Towel die cut and another vellum butterfly. For the other side I created a pocket and fancy tag.

Last but not least, the folding screen’s little legs were made using a label die, and that gave the design a nice touch. All the textures and shapes used give this card a lot of interest. During the process of making it, I realized it was going to end up being a wedding or anniversary card. It’s an actual challenge to make a white on white card that does not look like one of those (something I’d like to achieve).

This was a fun, fun project to make, and I’m glad it turned out like I had planned. I hope you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

PS: Don’t forget to stop by my giveaway post (here) and leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Saturday. Thanks. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

A little add-on: I want to dedicate this card to Lee from Mod Squad Challenge… Happy Anniversary Lee! 

This card is participating in:
Photo Inspiration – House of Cards

Fold It! – Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Scripture Spotlight – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
White on White – ODBD 
Happy Anniversary – Mod Squad Challenge 
Add-on 11.06.14:
Use your dies – Scrapbooker PhD
Love and Marriage – The Crafting Cafe  
Anything Goes with a handmade bow – Craft-Dee Bowz

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56 thoughts on “Folding Screen Card

  1. Gracielle, I am totally “wowed” by this incredible card! The white on white with silver accents is just sooooo elegant and inviting. All your wonderful die cut embellies take it over the top with style and elegance. It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #9: Fold it!


  2. Wow, what a beautiful card. You have so many elements that all blend together so nicely. Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such weekly challenge!


  3. Lovely job Gracie! AND Happy Belated Birthday! My mind has been quite busy here lately! So, do forgive the lateness of my mentioning it? Keep up the fabulous work!!! 🙂


  4. Gracie this is spectacular!!!! What a stunning card…such exquisite detail!!! I would love to learn how to make this! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad and a VERY special thankyou for the dedication of the anniversary card!!! Hugs!!


  5. This is super gorgeous! LOVE all the white layering and that amazing bow!!! Thanks for hopping with us at House of Cards! Thanks for joining our DT call, too! You'll hear back from us around the 20th! 🙂 HUGS and have a great weekend! Mynn xx


  6. Wow, what a beautiful card! Love all the layers and the bow and flowers on the wedding dress. So many beautiful details! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.


  7. Gorgeous card Gracielle!!! Lovely details and beautiful design….so many pretty elements to look at!! Thank you for joining us this week at “Classy Cards 'n Such” for our “Wedding” challenge!!
    Diane CCNS DT


  8. A really amazing card! Love the use of all these dies and the lace, …. it looks so fragile!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards Blog Hop.
    Good luck
    Rosi x HOC-DT


  9. A really amazing card! Love the use of all these dies and the lace, …. it looks so fragile! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards Blog Hop. Good luckRosi x HOC-DT


  10. Oh Lee, I'm so glad you liked it! Now that you mention it, I may share a photo tutorial in the near future. Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for your kind comment!!!


  11. What an incredible card! You have an amazing talent. Thanks for playing along with us in the Classy Cards 'n Such Wedding Card Challenge.


  12. SUCH a stunner Graciellie!! I LOVE the white on white…can't believe all those dies!! Wonderfully elegant and I love the verse as well!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!


  13. Oh, Gracie, this is stunning! It's an amazing card that is so gorgeous!! It's going to be cherished by whomever receives this, and it will have a place of honor for sure! So glad you've joined us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet friend! Hugs!


  14. Stunning, jaw dropping stunning, love all the details and fabulous interest you placed on each piece. Thanks for joining us on Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.


  15. What a stunning creation, Gracie! Love the white on white design! I've been wanting to try a screen card and now you have inspired me to give it a try! Thanks so much for joining the SNSS challenge this week!


  16. Thanks so much Márcia! I may have a tutorial for this soon, stop by my blog to see if I posted it. And thanks so much for stopping by. I'm from Fortaleza, mas moro faz muito tempo em America Central. Sempre fico alegre cuando encontro alguem do Brasil na comunidade de cardmakers. 😀


  17. WOW this is stunning!! I love the all white and what fabulous die cuts! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC and good luck with the DT call!
    Tammy x


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