I was asked about making a lattice card, so I searched for a photo of one and this is where it led me!
My finished card:
To start, I embossed the card front with a now retired woodgrain embossing folder. I have also tried stamping with a woodgrain stamp. Both are effective. Use what you have.
I added more definition to that with brown ink and a Blending Brush.
Next, I cut the bottom part of my card front off at 3-1/2". (This isn't rocket science, so do what works for your card. You could cut off 3" to 4" and it would work. It depends on how big you want your lattice element to be.) Cut this piece into strips to use for your lattice portion. I cut it into 1/2" strips. I have seen it cut into narrower strips for the vertical pieces. Varying the width could be interesting, too.
Adhere the strips to the card flap. You can see in this photo that I used my grid paper and glue dots to get my vertical strips straight.
Adhere the horizontal strips at even intervals, or uneven intervals for added interest! I found that doing more of a weave technique as shown in the photo below, made the lattice more stable.
Now for Your creativity to shine! I used a floral spray as my focal point, but do what YOU like--use what you have! This spray is in the Blessing of Home stamp set. I colored it with Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.
I added greenery sprigs from the Flowers of Home dies, a tag from the Tailor Made Tags with Simply Elegant Trim tied on to it, and a sentiment embossed in gold from the now retired Lasting Lily stamp set.
-Create a top fold card using cardstock that is 4-1/4" X 11"
-Cut off 3" - 4" from the bottom front of your card
-Cut this piece into strips
-Adhere the strips to the flap on your card front
-Explore your creativity to decorate your lattice card!
Thanks to Kathy for the request. It was a fun card to work on! Happy Stampin'!
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