Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

Garden Trellis Center Step Card

Hi Everyone, hope all of you have been having a wonderful week!

For my project this week, I made a Garden Trellis.

Trellis-Sideview

I guess you can say I am grateful that we have been enjoying some nicer weather although living on the ocean means weather can change at a moments notice.   We have a saying here, … if you don’t like the weather…just wait a moment!  To prove that phrase I just heard the forecast for tonight and we are expecting 6-10 inches of snow!

For this card I wanted to make a Center Step Card but instead of having the center portion of the card flush with the front I wanted the edges flush with the front.  Here is a template for what I did.  The card stock is 6.5 ” x 12″.  The Red lines are the cut lines and the Blue lines are score lines.  For the loop across the top I cut 2 circles, 1 smaller then the other and then cut it in half.

Center Step Template

To create the trellis I simply used the Expandable Quilling Strip Die.  I cut this using the smallest strip 6 times per piece to give it a wood like feel.  After I glued all the strips together I glued the bottom 1 inch of each strip together.  After that dried I put in my spacers to give the trellis the flair it needed.  I placed on of my flowers on it to see how it would look before I made all my flowers and here is a closer look at the finished project:

Trellis

Here are a couple more views of the finished project:

Trellis

Trellis-Closeup

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B117S – Mini Fanciful Flourish
B152 – Miniature Rose
B154 – Medium Rose
B178 – Flourish Leaf Strip
B188 – Embellishment #2
B264 – Build a Flower # 3
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
DL129 – Border Carnivale
DL183 – Oval Doily Stacker One
E168 – Expandable Quilling Strip Die

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Anything Goes!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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