I just love the light airy look of this card. To start with, I created a base card of Whip Cream card stock. I then used the Fancy Label Die of the size I wanted and die cut the front of the card. This will leave an opening in the card. Next, I took more Whip Cream card stock and cut several strips 1/4 inch wide to create the lattice look.
With the card open, and working on the inside of the card begin by taping the card onto grid paper using repositionable tape. Start creating the lattice by placing one of the 1/4" strips across the opening of the card and gluing into place using craft glue. Continue placing each strip 1/2" apart until you have them all laid. The grid paper makes this really easy!
Next you will start to place the strips that go in the opposite direction. Choose the first strip and weave it under and over the first strips creating a basket weave look. Glue the first strip in place. Then continue to weave the remaining strips starting each one opposite of the last one, for example, if you started the last one over the previous strip, start the next one under etc. See photo below.
Once completed, the front of your card should look like this. (The back will have all the glued strips showing (see photo above).
The next thing I did was cut a piece of Pool Play card stock which was 5.5 x 4.25 inches and glued it to the inside front of the card to cover the glued lattice work. Then it showed thru the front of the card, creating a lovely blue background behind the lattice.
Using the branch and flower stamps from the Birthday Melody stamp set, I stamped one branch and five small blossoms onto Whip Cream card stock using Black Licorice Ink. I colored the pieces using Color Burst Pencils and fussy cut them out using my detail scissors. I wanted them to resemble cherry blossoms.
I arranged the branch along the left side of the lattice and popped up four of the five flowers using foam squares along the branch where I felt it would look good. For the last small blossom, I cut it apart and added the small bud at the top of the branch and one of the other blossoms along the branch to fill it in. (These were not popped up)
I chose one of the butterflies and the sentiment from the Small Things Stamp set and stamped them both onto Whip Cream card stock using Black Licorice ink. I colored the butterfly using Color Burst Pencils and die cut both using the matching dies. The butterfly was glued to the upper right corner using craft glue. I placed the sentiment across the lower portion of the lattice and glued it in place.
This card has a really fresh, spring look to it and I really love the lattice affect. It added the perfect touch to put this card over the top. I hope you like it!
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Small Things Stamp Set
Small Things Die Set
Bird Melody Stamp Set
Bird Melody Die Set
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