Today's post is 3 Lattice Folding cards ... my friend Robin did an online class on how to do them but I just couldn't get my cards to look as great as hers, so I went back to my old faithful way. I will keep trying, Robin - it's me, not you .... hope you enjoy these cards.
These are so easy when you do it this way ... if you have some Stampin' Up! Grid Paper, cut a section measuring 5" by 3 3/4". This is the measurement for my cards because I matted them before attaching to the card. If you don't want to mat, then cut accordingly to your card size. If you don't have this paper, use graph paper or make a template - the squares are 1/4" apart. On one edge of your template, draw a line from the first line diagonally to the 3rd square, then from the next square, draw a line diagonally to the 2nd square. Repeat in this order down the page until you run out of squares. Fold your template and your cardstock or designer paper in half, making sure you have a nice crisp fold - use your bone folder!! Insert your unfolded edge of your paper inside your template folded edge and cut on the lines - how simple! Make sure you are cutting the lines on the fold of your cardstock or designer paper. The grid paper makes this soooo easy.
When you are done cutting, unfold your paper and fold every other triangle up, continuing to the bottom.
You will want to cut the top one off completely, saving it to attach to the bottom area.
Tuck each corner under the next corner ... does that make any sense at all? It will when you make your Lattice Folding card!!
This next card was made with Vellum and I added a strip of red and a strip of black underneath for a different effect, also adding a couple of black and red brads to the corners.
If you have any questions, just ask and I will try to answer. I am not the best teacher but I do love to play!! I have seen cards that cut every other square (every 1/2" instead of 1/4") so you have bigger triangles and not as many. I purposefully did not add embellishments or sentiments to the cards so you can see their beauty, but you can add whatever you want, wherever you want on your own cards. Oh yeah, I almost forgot .... you can tape up the cut marks on your grid paper and reuse - over and over if you want! lol
There are a lot of variations to this card - I hope you enjoyed this little lesson - please share your Lattice Folding cards with me at email@example.com .... I will post all the cards here at a later date and I will draw a name from all the cards in my inbox by this Friday nite, August 12th and that person will receive a little something from me.
And guess what .... this weekend is our next (and last) VC Blog Hop!! Trust me, you will NOT want to miss it - some awesome ideas will be waiting for you on Saturday morning.
Until next time, have fun being creative, take care and
God Bless you, Shirley