Friday, July 28, 2023


You met Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Fox previously this week, but today they have decided to meet together for a visit at the fence.

I have been wanting to try a lattice card since I first saw one, but just have never gotten around to trying it.  Finally, this week I thought I would try.  I found some excellent instructions and tips by Karen Titus from Stamping on the Back Porch, so all credit goes to her for making this lattice fun fold much easier than I expected.

Her written instructions were easy to follow, but I thought I would make a short video to show you how to assemble the lattice (or fence) portion of the card.

I hope this helps.  If you have questions, just ask!

Once I completed the fence, I started stamping images from the Playing in the Rain stamp set.  I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to decorate my card, so I just started stamping various images and coloring them with my Stampin' Blends.  I ended up using the fox, the rabbit and two flower patches for this card, but I also have a leftover turtle that turned out really cute that I will save for another card.  I tried to tuck him on the inside, but because you can see through the fence, I thought the flowers behind the fence looked better.

The fluffy clouds in the sky were made by die cutting a piece of lightweight paper (copy paper) with the Basic Border Die that looks like clouds.  Then I used the paper as a mask, and a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink to make the clouds.

I wanted the sentiment to look like it was part of the sky, so I used the same process to add some clouds to my sentiment circle.  I minimized the size of the sentiment by "flattening" one side.

Here are a couple of close-ups of my little critters.

By using the Paper Piecing Technique for both of their coats and Mr. Fox's hat I saved a little bit of coloring time.

I used Designer Series Paper from Hello, Irresistible for Mr. Rabbit's coat and from Inked Botanicals for Mr. Fox's coat and hat.

The grass below the fence was made from a strip of Old Olive cardstock and a Stampin' Up! "fringe" scissors that I have had for years.  If you don't have fringe scissors, you can always just snip away with your paper snips.  Alternatively, there is a die in the Beautiful Ballons Dies which would make excellent fringe for grass.

The grass on the inside of the card is a little taller than on the front so that it peeks through above the fence rail.  I also positioned the flower patch so that just a bit of it would be visible through the fence.

What do you think?  This card may be a little over-the-top, but I really like how it turned out.  I will save it for someone who will appreciate the extra effort!  I'd love to hear your comments.

Use this link for a complete tutorial with all the cutting and scoring dimensions as well as step-by-step assembly directions.

Refer to the following Product List for information on the current Stampin' Up! products that I used.
Product List

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