Lattice Elements

February 13, 2011 | 4 comments

I love the effect achieved using the Lattice Textured Impressions Plate for my card today which was created for the ColorLab Color Challenge #28.






At first glance these colours make me think ‘Valentines’. Maybe it also has something to do with the hearts floating around in the test tubes and also that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (for those of us in Australia), but I’m kind of over all the ‘hearts’. There’s only one man in my life that needs a Valentine’s card and I already have more than that so I’m not making another…….sorry but I’m not.

So what else to make with these colours????

There’s a lot of cards floating around on blogs at the moment where images have been stamped, or punched pieces added to some cardstock and then put through the Big Shot using a Textured Impressions plate. Those that I have seen look great so I thought I’d give it a go myself, but just the stamped one.

Lattice elements

I decided the lovely flower image from Elements of Style might work well for this and even though I feel it’s a very simple card I love the effect it creates.

I was going to add some retired Kraft taffeta ribbon but I didn’t like it. I also tossed around for a while with whether to layer the sentiment on Real Red or Crumb Cake scallop oval punch. In the end I think the Real Red looked nicer.

I’m still not sure if it needs something in the lower right corner. Maybe if I remade it I’d place the flowers at a different angle.

So what do you think??

I’m just glad I could use that colour combo for a ‘non’ Valentine’s card………lol

Till next time…


  1. Juliette Chapman

    Very nice Nikki – so lovely to see non Valentines cards at this time.

  2. Karen G

    Loving this card, Nikki. Very clean and simple and the lattice folder really sets it off just nicely.

    Karen G.

  3. carolin wilkinson

    I love everything about this card Nikki (as usual). I like the colours and the lattice effect is elegant. I would love to case this card…thanks Carolin W

  4. Jen Mitchell

    I love this technique. I’ve also seen it quite a bit lately but I haven’t tried it. This is a lovely card – I’m not sure I’d change a thing! Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab this week.


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