How-To: DIY St. Patrick’s Day Card
Project Creator: Brother Australia
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE
St. Patricks Day is always an exciting day, getting dressed up in green and being a bit cheeky. What better way to celebrate, than with a festive DIY card to send to all your (Irish or not) friends and family. This how-to involves a lot of fun, some glue and concentration so follow the video above to give you an idea of the final masterpiece.
- Brother ScanNCut Machine
- Dark green coloured paper
- Yellow coloured paper
- Light green coloured paper
- Pale green coloured paper
- Brown coloured paper
- Pink coloured paper
- Black coloured paper
- White coloured paper
- Peach coloured paper
The first step is one of the most important parts.
Go to your computer and load the online website – https://scanncutcanvas.brother.com. Use the Brother ScanNCut machine to scan at all the different parts of the card. There are quite a lot of pieces and different coloured cardboard so make sure you are taking your time.
You can also use the card pieces in this file here: svg-files. Save the ‘stpatrickscard.svg’ file [need to work out how to create the url link] on your computer desktop then open ScanNCut Canvas to create the ‘fcm’ files. Ensure that each component is cut on different colours.
- Blade depth setting of 4 on the cartridge
- Cut speed is 3
- Cut pressure is 0
- Draw speed is 3
- Draw pressure is 2
Load the paper into the machine and let the cutting commence. Make sure you are careful when peeling off the cut-outs. You don’t want to ruin all that hard work.
Print or write the text “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” for the speech bubble, and then scan it using the background scanning function. Position the speech bubble and eyes around the scanned image, and then cut them out. See the reference for printed text below.
The difficult cutting parts are now complete and all that is left is compiling and sticking the parts together. Glue the text to the white speech bubble, then glue to the yellow bigger speech bubble.
This part is a little tricky as it involves lots of concentration. We are now creating the character for your card. Start with his hat by gluing the yellow rectangle to the black stripe. Then stack on top of the dark green paper hat.
Next we will glue the face together. Start with the pink nose and glue to the brown moustache and peach coloured face. Attach the hat with glue and stick the eyes together onto the face. The final glue step for this person is to glue to the brown hair.
Now the fun part of seeing it all come together. Glue the pale green paper to the dark green paper, and then stack and compile all the other parts together by following this image.
It is time to compile the clovers to finish the card. Glue the two light green mini clovers to two of the bigger dark green clovers. One of these stacked clovers will need to be one of the clovers with a stem so we can attach it to the hat. The five clovers, including the last stacked clover can be stuck around the card wherever you want.