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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Splitcoast's TLC Challenge

Hello everyone....it's my turn to be the hostess for Splitcoast's TLC challenge this week and my challenge is to make a trellis!

1. Cut out an opening in a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with a die (Labels 11 used here and it was run through the Cuttlebug with the Dotted Swiss folder).
2. Cut 12 - 1/8" x 5" strips
3. Line the backside of the opening with double sided tape and attach six of the strips on a diagonal from left to right (I layed it on my score pal and used the lines as a guide).
4. Attach the remaining six strips from right to left, weaving the strips over and under the first set.
5. Trim excess and attach backing (Graphic 45's Loves Labyrith pattern paper used here)
6. Optional: Create a frame for the front. I used the largest Labels 11 die and the next largest size, taped them on white cardstock so they wouldn't move one inside the other, and ran them through the Cuttlebug.

The Sentiment from Verve's Blessings set, Primas, gold cording, and the leaves stamped from Studio 490's Ticket to Art set (my most favorite leaf stamp!!) finish it off.

You can make your trellis anyway you want....you don't have to use the Nestabilities....just score a trellis or use a trellis punch...use what ever you have as long as you have fun!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Blessings, Studio 490 Ticket to Art
Paper: White, Blush Blossom, Basic Grey's Curio for the leaves, Graphic 45 Loves Labyrinth
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Primas, Gold Cording, Nestabilities Labels 11

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

31 comments:

Mrs Ham said...

Joan (my fellow Texan) this is gorgeous. I love the lattice behind the die cut label, and those flowers are beautiful.

Sandra said...

very pretty, love the lattice look!
Sandra ltb

Rae said...

Joan, what a gorgeous birthday card! Love the colors and the lattice detail. Someone will surely be smiling on their birthday.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card!! I will definitely have to give this a try.

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Linda Palmer said...

Gorgeous!!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I love this, especially the lattice work.

ahlers5 said...

This card is beautiful. I just had to come and see how you did it.

Noelle said...

This is just gorgeous, Joan! So fresh and pretty:) Love the trellis.

Susan (rainy) said...

SERIOUSLY!!! GORGEOUS!!! Love this, Joan!

Karen W said...

Joan this is gorgeous! I have a die cut for lattice work and I love it!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Joan, jaw dropping.....this is gorgeous!!! I have never seen anything like this, but your card is stunning, will have to check out this challenge, you always have such wonderful techniques, love it.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Joan. I love the lattice and the flowers, beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Love this trellis technique Joan! what a gorgeous card! love the coral colors!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wowzers, Joan, this is absolutely stunning! The colors are gorgeous, the design is just over-the-top girl. The lattice is gorgeous!

Carole of Brum said...

Love it! I've been wanting to try lattice for ages just not got round to it, and yours looks really really good. Actually, the whole card is beautiful, love the frame that you added as well. CoB

Janie Printz said...

Simply AMAZING !!! LOVE the trellis & will definately give this a try !!! Beautiful frame, great technique & what gorgeamus flowers !!!...
Hugs, Janie

Kittie said...

Wow! I hope I get to play in this challenge tonight. This is a gorgeous card.

Monique said...

Oh how unique... Love the lattice frame !! and such pretty flowers:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the trellis idea. Can't wait to try doing it. Edna

StampingMinnie said...

All I can say is one word "WOW"! What a beautifully created card.

Colorado Crafter said...

This card is just beautiful!! I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your work.

Shawna said...

Gorgeous Joan, absolutely gorgeous. I love how you put the DP with real-look roses behind the trellis. Gonna be trying that!

Joanne (jojot) said...

OH...I am going to now have to try this one....this is absolutely stunning......and it sounds pretty simple to do......you are such a smart cookie, gf....

Really do wish we could visit, cuz I know we would have some good laughs AND I would learn so much from you.....you inspire me...thanks

Denise Marzec said...

Loooooooooooove this, Joan! Not only is it ORANGE (lol!), but that trellis is awesome and that flower with the leaves totally POPS!

Helen F. said...

WOW! This is AmaZing, Joan! Looks like it took hours to create...so gorgeous!

Kris Turner said...

Joan, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the trellis on the bg and the floral embellisment is just tremenous! TFS!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! LOVE the flowers and lattice! Hugs, Karen

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word girl...this is stunning!! I love it and the flowers really set it off nicely!!HUGS

Jeanne said...

Yes, absolutely stunning card. I've got to try a trellis - looks complicated. Great work, Joan. Thanks for instructions.

Kimberly S said...

This is gorgeous! You are so very creative Joan, thanks so much for sharing how the trellis was made! :)

Nancy said...

Stunning! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Joan, such a wonderful design, layout, colours AND tutorial - thank you so much.

Mary Mac