Technique Tuesday #24

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. In these posts I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit.

This week’s technique: LATTICE WINDOW.

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The “Lattice Card ” has a front window covered with cardstock “lattice”. It is so pretty to see the inside of the card peeking out. This is a perfect card design for flowers, birds and butterflies. The finished card size measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

 

You will need: card stock, scoring board, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, die {for window}, lattice die {optional}, die cutting machine, adhesive, low tack tape or washi tape and a bone folder. *Additional supplies may include patterned paper and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.

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Cut a piece of card stock in half the long way {4 1/4″ x 11″}. Score in the center, fold and score with the bone folder. Cut another piece of cardstock that is a bit smaller than the size of the folded card base {about 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″}.

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Center and secure the extra piece of cardstock to the front of the card base using the low tack/washi tape.

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Position the die where you want the window to be on the front of the open card base/added piece. Run through the die cutting machine making sure that it cuts through both layers. After carefully removing the tape, both the card base and the added card stock layer have a cut out window.

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I don’t have a lattice die but a similar effect can be achieved with strips of paper. Cut strips of cardstock measuring 1/4″ x 5″.  *You will need about 12 or so but the amount needed depends on the size of the window.

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Add a small line of glue or tape runner around the edges of the window on the inside of the card base. In the window opening on the card stock piece {not the card base}, start at the centre and evenly space the strips until the entire window is covered. Now the strips need to go in the other direction. Start again in the center but this time weave the new strips through the ones that are already there ~ under and over until you have covered the entire window. *Please note: when adhering the second set of strips, be sure to space them the same distance apart as the first set.

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Trim the ends of the strips all the way around the window.

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Attach the lattice piece to the front of the card base carefully lining up the edges of both windows. The lattice piece could also be matted on colored card stock if you’d like. A piece of patterned paper on the in side of the card is a pretty addition also.

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Now it’s time to decorate the card! I finished this one off with some die cut leaves/stems and some punched flowers to look like a flowering vine trailing around the window. Some rhinestone flower centers, a couple of glittery butterflies and a stamped sentiment complete it 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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