Friday, April 13, 2012

Lattice Card

Today I'm trying out a new type of card that was created by Valita (check out her website here).  Valita has amazing creativity and uses punches and dies in new ways to get the most out of her supplies.  She has lots and lots of free videos and instructions on creating flowers, etc. and also has some that you can purchase.  This lattice card is one of her free instructions and I had a lot of fun making it.  In the end, I changed it up from Valita's original, adding a backing piece to the front so that the inside is completely open for writing  - different from Valita's card which was open to the inside.  Now that I've made the card, I would recommend doing a few things differently.  Next time I would stamp the vine background on the card front and then make the lattice a pop-up on top of the card front.  I think this would make a great Mother's Day card.  Hope you like.

"Rose Lattice"

Stamps:  Short and Sweet (sentiment); vine wheel (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolor, Wild Wasabi (SU!); rust mulberry
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Labels Ten die-cuts (Nestabilities), Little Leaves die-cut (Sizzix), Leafy Branch die-cut (C.C. Designs), Rolled Rose die-cut (C.C. Designs), Boho Blossoms punch (SU!), Mat Pack (SU!), stylus, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tombow glue, adhesives, and dimensionals

I started by making the roses with Mulberry paper ... it makes a beautiful and delicate flower!  The large one is the Rolled Rose die-cut that I ran through my Big Shot with the Rust Mulberry paper.  I rolled it up, let it unwind a little, and then glued it to the base.  The smaller rose is the smallest bloom on the punch.  I punched it out of the Rust Mulberry paper, made a small cut with my scissors every second scallop, and then rolled it on my mat pack with the stylus, pushing down quite far into the foam (but not hard enough to rip the paper).  I ran the Little Leaves and Leafy Branch die-cuts through the Big Shot with Wild Wasabi paper.  I set everything aside.

For making the lattice card, check out Valita's instruction video here.

I cut a card panel from watercolor paper and ran the vine wheel over top twice with Wild Wasabi ink.  I mounted the vine panel behind the finished lattice, popping it up with dimensionals.

I added the leaves and flowers to the front of the card, mounting them with small dabs of glue.

For the inside of the card, I cut a strip of watercolor paper 5 1/2" x 1 1/2", ran the vine wheel with Wild Wasabi ink over top and then added it to the inside of the card at the bottom.


kathi17 said...

So pretty, I saw it in your SCS gallery and had to come over to your blog to see more!

Judy Inukai said...

Wowzer! That's gorgeous. Haven't visited Valita for a while. I'll have to check that out.