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Sunflower stencil card

Sunflower stencil card

Description

A single fold card has a sunflower design created by folding teabag papers. The teabag paper is made by stencilling with a sunflower stencil. The card is finished with a Happy Anniversary sticker.

Materials used

  • A sheet of dark blue A4 card folded in half to create a greetings card 148mm x 210mm (6 ins x 8.25 ins)
  • A sheet of mid-blue card 125mm x 175mm (5 ins x 6.75 ins)
  • Sunflower stencil by American Traditional Solid Brass MS-160
  • Paper in pale yellow, pale green and pale brown.
  • Markal Paintsticks in your choice of colours
  • Sticker No. 60 Happy Anniversary
  • Adhesive

Method

Fold the sheet of dark blue card in half to create a greetings card. Mount the mid-blue card on your greetings card with adhesive.

brass stencil MS-160

This illustration shows the solid brass stencil MS-160 used for this card.

teabag paper

Create three sheets of "teabag" paper similar to the ones shown above by stencilling the appropriate parts of the sunflower. We used Markal paintsticks for this. The size of the larger sheets is approximately A5 - 148mm x 210mm (6 ins x 8.25 ins).

When the paper is completely dry cut it into 4 cm squares (1.6 ins). You will need eleven yellow squares for the sunflower head, eight green squares for the sunflower leaves/stem and one brown square for the sunflower centre.


Folding the flower head

Folding diagram

The flower head is made with eleven pieces of yellow teabag paper 4 cm square.

1. Fold the paper in half and unfold it. Fold the paper in half the other way and unfold it.

2. Fold three of the corners into the centre.

3. Fold lower corner to top middle.

4. Turn over. Add extra pieces.

5 Note the way they overlap. The last piece is tucked under the first piece. Fix together with adhesive.


Folding the flower head centre

Folding diagram

The flower head centre is made with brown teabag paper 4 cm square.

1. Fold the paper in half and unfold it. Fold the paper in half the other way and unfold it.

2. Fold the four corners into the centre.

3. Fold the four corners towards the centre. The fold comes at a quarter of the distance to the centre

4. The finished item.


Folding the leaves

The leaves are made with six pieces of green teabag paper 4 cm square.

Steps 1, 2 and 3 are the same as for the flower head (see the flower head section higher up the page).

Folding diagram

4. Fold bottom right to middle top.

5 Turn over.


Folding the stem

Folding diagram

The stem is made with two pieces of green teabag paper 4 cm square.

1. Fold the paper in half.

2. Fold from opposite corners.


Assembly

Folding diagram

Assemble the picture on your card and fix with adhesive.

Add a Happy Anniversary sticker at the foot of the card.


Sunflower card made by David Jefferson.

The stencil MS-160 is reproduced here by kind permission of the copyright owners American Traditional Stencils and may not be reproduced elsewhere without their permission.

Sticker image used by kind permission of the copyright owners and may not be reproduced elsewhere without their permission.


Please note that this is an old project. It is left here for the interest of the reader. Some of the materials used may no longer be available. We regret that we can not help you find a source of supply for these.


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