Friday, 20 January 2012

Card mechanics week: Scroll card

If you thought I posted many pictures yesterday, wait until today's post!! Michelle is spoiling you here with not only a gooorgeous project but tons of details. I hope she gets tons of comments because she truly deserves it ;)
She made a beautiful "scroll card". I had never seen one of these before but I might try it!

Grab a small box and some paints, the TH alterations box is perfect.

Paint the box with Eco Green Crafts - Acrylic paint

When dry paint with a thick coat of Viva Croco Paint: transparent

Measure the width of the inside of the box (here 38mm)

Cut a piece of thin card 38mm off the long side of an A4 sheet. Stamp the LaBlanche silicone stamp: 2 meadow stamps along the bottom of the card strip then brush TH Barn Door, Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress inks along the sky area of the card.

Colour the grass and flowers in the image and stamp a message along the card using a mini alpha stamp set. See Go Kreate - Rome alpha stamp

Pierce two holes in both long sides of the box, large enough to hold a barbecue skewer

Push barbecue skewers through the holes and trim to size. Stick wooden beads on each end of the skewer using glossy accents.

Adhere one end of the card strip to the skewer using PVA glue, hold in place till set and leave to dry thoroughly.

When dry roll the card onto the skewer using the beads to move the roll.

Repeat at the other end of the card and roll up the scroll until it's fairly closely rolled.

Cut and score a piece of heavy card to fit the box.

Decorate with patterned paper as desired.

I finished the gift card off with a Tando Dove a bit of ribbon, a flower and a sentiment, all finished with a quick rub of rub and buff.
Material used

Tim Holtz Configurations: 6.75 x 8.75
Eco Green Crafts - Acrylic paint: Moss
LaBlanche silicone stamp: 2 meadow stamps
Distress Inks: broken china, mustard seed, peeled paint, Barn door, 
Versafine ink pad - black
Sakura Souffl√© pens: orange, white, pink
Rub 'n Buff: Autumn gold

See you tomorrow


  1. Fabulous! An inventive bit of crafting ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  2. I am loving all these cards well done to all the DT creativity at it's best x

  3. Never seen one of these before - very original and beautifully decorated. xx

  4. Impressive! I haven't seen one of these before. I love the way you have decorated it - fab! xx

  5. So pleased to see this its an amazing piece of art and what Michelle truly excels at. Utterly stunning xx

  6. Another Wow from me Michelle I love this scroll card another project for me to try.....need some more hours in the day


  7. What a great idea for a special birthday :)
    Von xxx

  8. I love it !
    Thanks for showing us, its very much appreciated.
    Mel x

  9. Oh, this is amazing and the tutorial was fabulous! An incredible creation!!

  10. Love this- so innovative!! Plenty of detail in the tutorial without being too wordy. Great :)

  11. Fantastic! Love the step by step instructions and think that perhaps even a novice like me could have a go at following them! Thank you.

  12. Oh my Michelle, what a clever idea. You show us the most inspiring projects and this one's a beauty. So simple when you know how but I'd never have thought of it, lol! Thanks for sharing this.

    Lesley Xx

  13. Thank you so much - you've made my day for your comments everyone, you've made my day x

  14. How cute is that....I love this idea....tfs


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