If you’ve been a blog reader of mine for any length of time then you’ll notice that today’s card is totally not my usual style of stamping. It evolved as a result of Stampin’ Up!’s new Lattice Big Shot die. The first thing I did when I pulled it out is die cut it out in Basic Black CS because I wanted to see what it would look like. As I was looking at it, it struck me that it would probably go well with the Nouveau Chic designer paper. So, out came the paper. I tried all sorts of different combos with different stamp sets using it as a background and a border until it finally occurred to me that it’s very striking on it’s own – that’s when I decided to use the Lattice itself as the focal point of the card. There’s really not much to the rest of the card – once I decided on the design it was all a matter of layering.
Mat a 5″ x 5″ piece of Nouveau Chic DP onto a 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Basic Black CS.
Pierce a hole in the four corners of the DP with a paper-piercing tool and foam mat. insert a black brad into each hole.
Mat the DP onto a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ textured Sage Shadow card front (created out of a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of textured Sage Shadow CS folded in half).
Die cut the lattice out of Basic Black CS using the Big Shot. Center and stick it onto a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Sage Shadow CS. Mat the Sage Shadow CS onto a 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Basic Black CS.
Pierce holes where desired on the lattice and insert a small clear rhinestone brad into each hole.
Center and stick the matted lattice onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the greeting onto a piece of Going Gray CS. Punch it out with the Modern Label punch. Sponge the edges with Basic Gray Classic ink.
Shape the label so that it curves outwards at the center and then mount onto your card using mini glue dots. You’re done!
Okay, and now onto the winner of the EZ view desktop. I want to thank all of you for for your enthusiasm in entering the draw to win this fantastic product from the Original Scrapbox. Drumroll please…..and the winner is Katy Bayard!
I’m totally drooling over their products. The desk is wonderful, but I also love The ScrapMaBob.
Here is my blog post about it: http://onyxstamps.com/2009/07/craft-area-organization/
Thanks for sharing this!
Not only did Katy post about this give-away on her blog but it looks like she told a bunch of her friends who came and left comments and some of whom posted about the contest on THEIR blogs. That means that according to the rules of the contest Katy got a bunch of extra entries. So congratulations Katy! Please email me at [email protected] – put EZ view desktop in the subject line. Inside your email please let me know your full shipping address, phone number and which color your would like – the black or the vanilla.
Stamps: Thank You Kindly (111700)
Inks: Basic Black Classic ink (101179), Basic Gray Classic ink (109120)
Paper: Nouveau Chic DP (115670), Basic Black CS (102851), Going Gray CS (108588), Sage Shadow Textured CS (108695)
Accessories: Mat Pack (105826), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Bone Folder (102300), Snail Adhesive (104332), Big Shot (113439), Stampin’ Up! Lattice (115958), Modern Label Punch (116630), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Vintage Brads (109109), Stamping Sponge (101610), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)