There are a lot of lattice window cards out there, and I wanted to present my version of it.
I made this card for this year Christmas, and it features in my first YouTube video. I have learned a lot while filming and cutting this movie and gained a lot of respect for the people that have their own videos. It takes a lot of time, but the results are amazing.
I narrated the video afterward. The original was 54 minutes, so in the cut version, I time lapsed a lot.
I started off with a linen structure, creme color base card, 13 X 27 cm in dimension, fold at the top, basically score the 27 cm part in half. (I used my Scor-pal for this)
Out of the front of the card, I cut a window shape, more of a large label, with my Silhouette cutting machine. I cut the same size shape on a 13X14 cm piece of paper so I can use it on the inside of my card to mask off the messy lattice ends.
To weave the lattice I used approximate 20 strips, 13 cm long, 2 mm wide of the same paper as the base card. I used my grid mat to perfectly line up the lattice, using the 1 cm marks. Weaving was done passing the paper one through the front, once through the back. This technique gives more support to the lattice.
To create the ornaments, I used 3 punches and 2 dry embossing punches from Nellie Snellen collection.
Here are some links to my materials.
In order to color in the flowers, I used some of the Distressed inks as follows: scattered straw yellow in the middle, barn door red for the petals and for the edges of the petals, black soot.
I made flowers by grouping medium sized with smaller and used mini glue dots to stick them. Some of the flowers have holy leafs as well.
To get the holy leafs I have punched them out of paper I printed at home from a digital collection, that belongs to bubblespark.com. The collection is called green snow.
This pattern, has green snowflakes, in a tone on tone effect. Once you punch the leaves you can see the nice structure this pattern gives them.
To make the flowers really pop, I have used some glitter glue on the edges of the petals, this glue I have purchased at a second-hand shop for only 10 cents a bottle, and I have several colors. In the middle of the ornaments, I have added some red half pearls, from www.boekenvoordeel.nl.
I glued the flowers to the base card with Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue, this when dried is a permanent and strong glue.
To finish the card I have stamped a simple sentiment “Sweet wishes” from a stamp set of Marianne designs, in Color box Chestnut Roan chalk ink and popped it with some 3d foam adhesives.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and give it a try yourself.
I have listed some of the products, but you can substitute most of them with your own. And also you can buy them from several crafting shops, I just listed here the shops I sometimes purchase them from.
The products I use sometimes does not sell online or have been discontinued. As often as I can I will let you know where I bought them.
The technique I used to make the lattice I learned from another crafter, vadeler, in her youtube video. Thank you for the beautiful technique.