Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lattice Dimensional

Julie created a tutorial for making a lattice dimensional card over on the Stars & Stamps blog for another birthday bash challenge today. I gave it a shot and ended up with 2 Christmas cards. I used some ruby red metallic papers to create the frame, sentiment panel and mat. I added some silver metallic punched snowflakes inside of the "window" along with some Geo Sparklers snowflake stickers. The white panel was embossed with a sizzix ef, and the sentiment was computer generated. Sorry about the glare, I couldn't seem to eliminate it.
This card was my first attempt at the challenge! LOL The lattice work was too close together and almost completely covered the image, so I snipped them off and just left the framework around the embossed image to stand alone. I thought this would make a nice Christmas card just the way it is, so I added some liquid applique to the embossed image for a little interest and contrast. I used a Spellbinders labels eighteen to create the frames for both cards and a CB ef for the image on this one.
It's still raining here in PA, so it was another afternoon of stamping fun :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy your Tuesday!

Carol

20 comments:

airbornewife said...

beautiful cards Carol.. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

merrymstamper said...

these are beautiful Carol!! love the texture of each one. Great start on Christmas cards =)

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! First, just the red/white combo is stunning, but that technique is awesome! I always forget to check out that section on SCS!

Sherry Hickey said...

Carol, these are both so pretty!! The first one is like looking through a lattice window at the snow falling! And I love the red & white combo. Great job!

Shannon White said...

Oooh, what lovely Christmas cards! Love the top one with the lattice it's like looking out the window into lovely falling snow! 8-) and the second one is too cute! love the snow covered roof tops! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Paige said...

These two cards are beautiful! Love the textures.

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, great folders.

Hugs
Anke

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, both of your cards are great. You did a great job on the lattace work and the snowflakes look so nice in the background on your first card. I love the second card. The liquid applique is just the right touch for this scene. Wonderful job on both. Talk to you soon.

Ann said...

beautiful cards Carol! I love the touch of liquid applique!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glub, glub, glub.... are ya keepin your head above water? Good grief! At least we can craft, huh? These are wonderful, Carol!

Benzi said...

Both are very pretty, Carol. Love the color combo. Wonderful snowflake lattice card and the other scene is beautiful.
Our rain finally stopped and we got sunshine but about a 30 degree drop in temps. Yuck!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

These are both so pretty Carol!! I now see another embossing folder I need to get. I just love the crisscross design. Your embossing and designs are gorgeous!

Still raining here too. I can't wait to see the sun.
hugs,
Chris

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful cards, girlie!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I guess I should check my account now that my dd uses my computer and hops too. The last comment from Twinklebug was from me. Sorry for the confusion.
hugs,
Chris

Paula S. said...

Beautiful cards! I like how the embossing folder you;ve used echos the lattice design and the red and white look great together.

Sue from Oregon said...

This is pure Christmas all the way...Lovely!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fab, but I especially love the little town with the white on red

Janice M said...

Gorgeous cards!! LOVE that second one, the red and white really pops!

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards! WOW, I love the embossing and lattice! :)

JD said...

Both our really nice cards, Carol. I really like that embossing folder. Another one to go on my wish list!