Friday, March 9, 2018

Happy Moments

Today I'm sharing another card made with beautiful Graciellie Designs Digital Stamps. This card features her newly released "Happy Moments" set.

I printed my jar of flowers on watercolor paper and colored it in using Prismacolor Pencils. After blending, I added a few highlights with watercolor markers and added a burlap string bow.

 Creating a lattice background:
  1. Cut a stack of 1/8 inch paper strips
  2. Run a strip of adhesive across the bottom of your cardstock  and adhere a line of paper strips
  3. Starting at the top, weave a strip of paper through and slide to the bottom
  4. Repeat until you reach the top 
  5. Carefully lift your woven piece, apply adhesive and press to your cardstock
  6. Hand cut (or die cut) a frame to go finish off the edges

Inside I added a pretty yellow border with the Martha Stewart butterfly border punch.

If you haven't already, you'll want to stop by Gracie's Etsy shop - Graciellie Designs - and check out all the lovely stamps, papers, and cut files she has for sale there!  

Supplies and Tools:
Embellishments: Burlap String
Inks: Prismacolor Pencils, Watercolor Markers
Punches: Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Butterfly Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Stamps: Graciellie's Happy Moments

This post linked to:
The Paper Players - Spring Has Sprung
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Power Poppy - Inspired by Fabric (aren't the blues, yellows, whites in THIS pin awesome?!)
Inspired by all the Little things - photo below (the jars, flowers, whites)


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Esther your jar of spring blooms is beautifully coloured but that lattice background is a work of art - what a painstaking amount of effort and so worth it - fabulous! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

WOW....I thought for sure that was some sort of diecut, but look how cool your lattice is!! I might have to try this problem would be cutting all those little strips evenly, LOL! Anyway, it's a perfect background for your pretty yellow florals! Thanks for playing and sharing this with us this week at the Players! And thanks for the tutorial!

Claire Broadwater said...

Esther, this is gorgeous! I love the weaved background! It adds so much texture to you card. Your flowers are just beautiful and the sentiment is lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Donna said...

Love the colors and coloring in this! So bright and cheerful!

Nance Leedy said...

Whoa! What a gorgeous lattice background you've created--its the perfect white space to highlight your gorgeous jar of flowers. Beautiful pop of color! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Camille Short said...

Pretty card and great lattice work!

Carol L said...

What a super sensational card! It looks like you painted the ocean inside the jar, and the paper weaving looks beautiful! Amazing creation!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW, the lattice background is awesome! Beautiful CAS card! Thank you for playing along!

Anonymous said...

And I was the happy recipient of this card. Neat to see how it was made. The card is beautiful.

ChristineCreations said...

That lattice background is gorgeous! What beautiful work!

Louca por porcelana said...

Wow!So beautiful and creative!