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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pastel Chalk Lattice Look Card - Tutorial


Yesterday I decided to get out my Stampin' Up! pastel chalks and create a card. I saw the lattice done on a video and thought that I had bookmarked it, now can't find it. Hoping that someone will know the video I'm referring to and e-mail me (or post the link in the comment section) so that I can give proper credit to the person I learned the technique from.

Supplies Needed:
White Card Base (any size white card will work for this)
#105542 Stampin' Pastels Pg 152
#109041 5 Petal Flower Paper Punch Pg 184
DSP (designer series paper) ... your choice for the flowers
#102892 Sponge Daubers Pg 190 (use for applying the pastel chalks to the paper)
#104430 Stampin' Up! Dimensionals Pg 191
#104332 SNAIL adhesive Pg 191
#101227 1/16" circle punch
Brads ... Pg 174 many styles to choose from
Stamp Saying of your choice. (the stamp above is not Stampin' Up!)

Punch out 8 flowers using the 5 Petal Paper Punch. Using SNAIL adhesive glue two flowers together so that the petals are spaced NOT on top of each other. This will give your flower a much fuller look.
Punch the very center of the flower using the 1/16" circle punch.
Put in the brad in the center of the flower and open the brad so that the extension of it lays against the back of the flower.
Put two dimensionals on the back of the flower. DO NOT remove the protective cover.
Set the flowers aside.

Using a dauber, use any combination of Stampin' Pastels that will compliment your flowers. You will want to use 2 to 3 colors (I used blue, green and yellow) to create a background on your card. The chalks are put on randomly and blended together. When you feel you have the perfect combination/look ... STOP.

Stampin' Pastels has an eraser in the holder. Take the eraser out. You will be using it to create the lines/lattice look.
I have a portable paper cutter that has a plastic ruler on it with a cutting guide down the center. Using that guide I was able to create the lines. I removed the cutting blade first. Then lined up my card corner to corner (diagonal lines).
Then I took the eraser in the guide and went from top to bottom of the card.
Move the card over to the left, lining up the end of the just made line with the left side of the guide ruler.
Now put the eraser in the guide opening and erase again.
Keep doing this till the full background is done.
Now lay the card diagonally in the opposite direction.
Follow the same directions as above.
You should now have a nicely latticed background.

Remove the protective film from the dimenstionals on your flowers.
Put one flower in each corner of the card, pressing to adhere.
Stamp your saying in the middle of the card.

Very easy card to make. Hope you will give it a try.
If I can't find the video, I will post additional photos later to show how the card is positioned in the cutter.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
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4 comments:

rachelschneider said...

Great job, the card came out beautiful!

Magoo said...

this card is SOOO PRETTY!!! I didn't know you could erase chalk :) Thank you for the tutorial...I will try this soon! :)

~BridgetL~ said...

Very lovely card. great tip on the eraser.

BlueRose said...

What a lovely card its so cute.....Thanks for the tut it really helped.

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