How are you’all doing this fine almost Spring day? Here in Southern Oregon its spitting hail and sleet and yet the calendar says its mid April!
In anticipation of Easter and a recent Stamp Camp I went searching the net for inspiration and found it with my fellow demo’s Tami White and Dawn Olchefske.
Here’s the result:
Who knew you could take a simple die and with a few snips of a scissor create a lovely cross. Well Dawn did for one.
I used her lattice cross idea and general color combo and paired it with Tami’s excellent tutorial for Partial Embossing with Chipboard and the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder.
What I did, that as far as I know is unique, is the overlaying or doubling of the two crosses together to achieve a drop shadow effect. Of course you can also use a single cross as well but I like the effect of the two colors working together.
And surprise…no stamps! Well actually there are stamps on the inside but of course I forgot to take a picture of that (bad blogger!). God’s Blessings stamp set ( pg. 151 in the catalog ) has the perfect set of sentiments for this type card.
One of the cool things I like about this design is it works for any occasion where a cross image card is appropriate. Easter, weddings, baptisms, confirmations…heck even Mother’s Day or birthdays. An all round occasion card with a soft, subtle vintage look.
For more inspiring lattice cross ideas see the links at the bottom of the post.
Stamps: None except for various sentiments decorating inside of card such as God’s Blessings
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso (inside sentiment ink)
Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory, So Saffron, Elegant Soiree DSP
Other: Big Shot, Lattice Die, Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder, 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Pearl jewels, sponges or dauber, Mat pack, Stylus, Tombow multi purpose liquid glue, glue dots, Paper Snips, pencil, chipboard
And of course since I created this for my Stamp Camp attendees and had to create a project sheet for them you know I’ll share with you my best buds right?
PDF with complete project directions/measurements: Vintage Lattice Cross Card Directions
Edited to add: If you have trouble opening the tutorial let me know and I’ll be happy to email it to you. Apparently some people are having problems.
Here’s the project cue sheet (also known as a cheat sheet) I had at the table for visual reference. Now don’t you wish you had joined us? All materials provided for four projects for $15 and directions and supply lists to take home too! If you are planning to be in the area on May 14th call or email and sign up for our next Stamp Camp where we’ll be focusing on the ‘Just Believe’ Stamp set and using it in a multiplicity of projects for guys, Moms and everyone in between.
Edited to Add:
Here’s a picture of the Impressions Folder with the Chipboard attached so you can see how its done. Turns out this is another trippy image that seems to shift depending on how your eyes view it. the cut out chipboard was first as a plain sheet of chipboard impressed with the Vintage Wallpaper image then the portion I wanted to highlight was trimmed away from the base image and then taped to the top outside of the folder overlapping slightly the same design section.
Video Tutorials for Partial Embossing Technique and Cross:
http://stampwithtami.com/blog/2011/03/partial-impressions/ – Tami White’s video tutorial on partial embossing
http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2011/02/stampin-up-lattice-die-thanks-for-caring-cross.html – Dawn Olchefske’s Lattice Cross tutorial
Big Shot Sandwich used for partial embossing:
From the bottom: Tab 2, impressions folder, cutting plate (place folder directly on the multipurpose platform with NO cutting plate under it)
Big Shot Products Used (besides the Big Shot :D):
Lattice Cross Links:
http://www.stampinconnection.com/photo/lattice-die-1 – SC – short cross with circle background
http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2011/02/stampin-up-lattice-die-thanks-for-caring-cross.html – instruction video with tips for cutting
http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/12/simple-cross-cards-with-lattice-big.html – diagram sketch for cutting
http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/03/an-easter-cross.html – inlaid embossing technique
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at an Easter Stamp Camp project. To order any of the products used just click on my shop online button or email me with your order.
Hoping that Spring has sprung for you.
Hugs and Blessings – Jean