May 13, 2016

Lattice Framed Peonies


I love the look of lattice on a card, so when I saw these two Sue Wilson die's I knew I had to get them.  The background is the Striplets - Lattice Window die and the oval is the Festive Collection - Lattice Snowflake.

The Lattice Window die is 6.1" high; that makes for a large card.  I wanted to keep my card as close to an A2 as possible, so I cut the Lattice Window die down to shorten it.  This simply meant cutting it and layering it back on top of itself:


I made a cut right on one of the "joints" along the sides where the 4 skinny rectangles are.  For demonstration purposes, I did not cut the lattice into these yet.  


The above shows how I layered the striplets back onto themselves to shorten them.  If your lattice doesn't line up perfectly, you could cut out an entire section of the striplet and shorten it that way also.  

For the oval, I cut the Lattice Snowflake oval and layered it on top of a black solid oval, using the other die that comes in the Lattice Snowflake set:


Covering the snowflakes on this die was easy.  I used the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches - Perfect Peony Complete Petals die set.

The word "hugs" is from the Frantic Stamper Valentine  Confetti set.  That tiny word die fits perfectly inside the oval and is my "go to" die for a lot of cards.


I can't wait to use this Lattice Snowflake die again come winter time, but not wishing colder weather on anyone.  We've had our share of that this year.

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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Ann. The more of the Sue Wilson dies I see used, the more my wish list is growing!
    I love how you've combined the two dies, and the flowers set them off a treat.

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  2. Ann, this is so stunning! What a clever way to resize that window die. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  3. How lovely this is, Ann. And so striking against the black. Thanks for the photo demonstration - I always do better with visuals LOL It's beautiful, and now... I must get those dies LOL hugs, de

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  4. Beautiful, pretty flowers and great colors! Love the lattice dies, great ideas of using them!!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL card....I also love a pretty lattice on a card and yours is gorgeous! Fabulous flowers too, I love the pearl centers!

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