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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pastel Chalk Lattice Card #2 - Tutorial

Here is another example of the Pastel Chalk Lattice Card that I showcased yesterday. Today I am giving you a step by step tutorial on how to make this card. Yesterday's card gave you a detailed supply list, so I will not repeat it here today, altho I will give you specifics on colors I used and the papers.

Chalk colors: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, and Green Galore.
Classic Stamp Pad: Elegant Eggplant
Designer Series Paper: Tea Party (#113992)

Fold over your white cardstock (I used a top fold) and using a dauber (fits on your finger and has a sponge tip -- it's in upper right hand corner of photo) randomly apply the lovely lilac chalk to the card.

Using the dauber, randomly apply the pink passion chalk to the card. (Note: I have a package of daubers --- if you have only one or two clean on a dry paper towel before applying new color to the dauber. Stampin' Up! sells daubers in packs of 12. Daubers # 102892)

Using the dauber, randomly apply the green galore chalk. Now fill in any blank areas with any of the 3 colors to give it a finished look.

The paper cutter I have from Cricut (many paper cutters are the same type) has a ruler with a cutting space in the middle of that ruler. This is PERFECT size for the eraser to be used in. Stampin' Up! Pastels comes with a small eraser in the kit. I have shown the eraser at the very top of the ruler guide in this photo to show you how it fits into the guide.

Note how the card in on the diagonal for this step of creating the lattice background. Starting at the top, pull the eraser down to the bottom of your card. You may want to do this a couple of times depending on how much you want the line of the lattice defined on your card.

Lift up the guide and move your card over to the left. Line the guide up with the line you just erased (you can see it on the card above). Again, starting at the top pull the eraser down to the bottom. Continue this technique until you get to the end of the card side. Turn card around and do other side of the front of the card.

This shows how the second set of lines are created. It uses the same technique as before. Once completed, set card aside.

Cut out using the 5-Petal paper punch, 4 elegant eggplant and 4 tea party flowers.
The photo above shows the assembly adding in the pink brad at the end. I did use SNAIL adhesive to put the flowers together to keep the petals in place before adding in the brad.

On the back of each flower, add 2 Stampin' Up! dimensionals. Do not remove protective cover on them until ready to put on your card.

Attached flowers to the card.

I used Elegant Eggplant Classic ink to stamp "Happy Birthday to You" on the card. The Happy Birthday to You stamp is called "Birthday Wish" and is on pg 208 of our catalog. It is a single stamp set.

Here is the finished card. I absolutely love this technique and know I will find many ways to use it. You will be amazed at how many different looks you can create just by changing out the colors. Any design (flowers, stars, hearts etc) could be added to the card. If you have a stamp that is a flower vine, that would make a great look too. So many options. I think it would make a perfect wedding card too.

Let me know too if you try this.

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BlueRose said...

I love your card very nicely done. I wanted to let you know that you have a couple of awards over at my place for you to pick up....Congrats to you.

Hugs Blue

Magoo said...

I just love this technique! That turned out so pretty :)

Kristina said...

What a great technique! So simple and yet so pretty. I'll have to give it a try.

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