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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Cross

The lattice die, which has been around for several years, is a very versatile die. One of the ways it is sometimes used is to create a cross. By using paper snips to cut away the unnecessary sections you are left with a cross shape. I have attached a diagram at the bottom of this post to show you exactly where to cut to create the cross shape from the lattice cut out. I have made several cross cards over the years and this is my most recent. In addition to Easter, such cards can be used for a number of Christian celebrations. 

I love Soho Subway DSP and wanted to use it for this card, which I was making for a specific person. I also wanted to make the cross itself out of Brushed Gold cardstock but the gold did not stand out from the DSP background. After some experimenting I decided that an Early Expresso mat under the gold lattice cross would highlight the cross and solve the problem. Here is the card I made.




For the layer directly under the Soho Subway DPS I used Naturals Ivory cardstock. I really like this cardstock and wish people would use it more frequently. It has a more rustic texture than Very Vanilla and contains small flecks of various colors. It looks really good with this DSP.  Putting the cross in the middle of the card was too predictable so I placed it to the side and balanced it with more of the flowers I used on the cross. I love all these colors and was pleased with the way it turned out. 

I wish a Happy Easter to all my Christian readers!

Supplies Used:

Cardstock and DSP: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298); Early Espresso (119686); Brushed Gold (102935); Naturals Ivory (101849); Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140); Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (on the envelope) (130145)

Tools: Lattice Stampin' Up! Bigz Die (115958); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309); 1/2" Circle Punch (119869)

Accessories: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247)






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2 comments:

  1. Hi Katie, this is stunning! I love the creativity of making a cross out of the lattice. I had never seen this before. Thank you for sharing :-)

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  2. Thanks Kelly! Seeing a cross made out of the lattice die is what sold me on that die!! Making a lattice cross is not my original idea but I have never seen one matted. Isn't it interesting that we just assume other demonstrators know all the papercrafting tricks that we do. I need to stop doing that! Nice to know I was able to share something with you! Have a Happy Easter!!

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