Clarity Matters Blog Tutorial: Floral Lattice Card

Hello hello! Grace here.

I hope this finds you safe, happy and enjoying your Sunday morning!

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Now, back to our regular scheduled programming…

We are joined today by the wonderfully talented Julie Campbell. She has kindly put together a step-by-step blog tutorial for us. I’ll hand you right over to our teacher.

Julie Campbell

Hi everyone, welcome to another blog that I really hope you find useful. You may have seen this card on display in the Pergamano Show with Jane Telford on 6th June 2024. Well, I thought you might like to have a go at it yourself!

Ingredients

Clear Parchment (GRO-AC-40024-A4)
Lemon Sorbet Sunrise Parchment (GRO-AC-42014-XX)
Thank You Dog Rose A6 Sq Groovi Plate (GRO-FL-42335-01)
Happy Birthday Daffodils A6 Sq Groovi Plate (GRO-FL-42338-01)
Linda’s Small Nested Doily Frames A5 Sq Plate (GRO-PA-41344-03)
Nested Squares Extension & Alphabet Frame A4 Sq Plate (GRO-WO-40538-15)
1-Needle Bold Perforating Tool (PER-TO-70028-XX)
2-Needle Bold Perforating Tool (PER-TO-70279-XX)
Picot V Large Perforating Tool (PER-TO-70283-XX)
Picot V Medium Perforating Tool (PER-TO-70282-XX)
Groovi Embossing Tools: 1&2 Tool and 3&4 Tool
or
Pergamano Embossing Tools: 6mm, 4.5mm, 3mm or Shading Tool
Faber Castell Polychromos (ACC-PE-30797-XX)
Pergaliner Pencils (PER-CO-70063-XX)
Dorso Oil (PER-CO-70066-XX)
Blending Pen and Nibs (PER-AC-70300-XX)
Super Foam (GRO-AC-40603-A4)
Snips (PER-TO-70042-XX)
Ringlock Scissors (PER-TO-70041-XX)
Pergamano Exclusives (PER-TO-70040-XX)
Low Tack Tape (ACC-AD-31211-XX)
Pergamano Ruler (PER-AC-70278-XX)
Lattice Plate (GRO-PA-41784-03)
Shenandoah Companion Paper (Coming back soon!)
Mini Brads Pastel Mix (PER-AC-70270-XX)
7” x 7” White Card Blank (ACC-CA-31672-77)
Double-Sided Sticky Tape (ACC-MS-31065-XX)
Black Sharpie Pen

Let’s dive on in. This is the card we should end up with…

Step 1. Using the Lemon Sorbet Sunrise parchment and Linda’s Small Nested Doily Frames plate (with the shiny side of the parchment upper most), emboss the 4th border in from the outside edge. Do this using either the number 1 Groovi tool or number 1 Pergamano embossing tool.

Step 2. On clear parchment, using the Thank You Dog Rose plate and the number 1 Groovi tool, emboss the outline of the circle, including the dots. These are needed for placing the Picot V tool later. Emboss the flowers with number 2 tool.

Step 3. Using Pergamano embossing tools 6mm, 4.5mm, 3mm and the shading tool, emboss the roses making sure you allow the parchment to rest. You’re embossing from the back of your work.

Step 4. Colour the outer circle and your flowers with either Perga liners or Polychromos (in a colour of your choosing), on the back of your work. Then blend with your blending nibs and some Dorso oil.

Step 5. Turn your work over to the front and using the small Picot V tool, perforate (using your superfoam underneath) where the dots are outside the circle.

Step 6. Now picot cut out your work using scissors or snips. Your choice!

Step 7. Go back to the outer border on the lemon sorbet sunrise parchment. On the front of your work, and using a number 2 bold piercing tool and the superfoam, pierce around the whole of the outer border and then picot cut it out.

Step 8. So far your pieces of work should look like this from the front.

Step 9. Now on clear parchment, using the Nested Square Extension plate, emboss the 6th square in from the outside of the plate with a number 1 Groovi tool or Pergamano 1 tool.

Step 10. On the front of this work, using low tack tape, place the outer scalloped piece of parchment onto the clear square parchment you have just done in step 9. This is to see where you want to place your final work and to see how much space you have for writing!

Step 11. Using a pencil (either graphite or pergamano white pencil, so that it can be erased later), gently draw around your scalloped piece of work. It should look like this.

Step 12. Using a Pergamano ruler and working from the front of the large clear parchment, draw 2 lines; 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom of your work as a guide to write ‘Wishing you a Happy Birthday’.

Step 13. Now turn your work over. Using the pencil lines as a guide, your Happy Birthday Daffodils plate, and the number 1 tool, emboss ‘Wishing you a’ (top line) and ‘Happy Birthday’ on the bottom line. (NB, I embossed the words on 2 separate lines on a scrap of parchment. I then worked out where the centre letter was and measured on my main piece of work where that centre was, I then placed the scrap writing under my main parchment and drew a pencil line either side of the start and end of the words so that I knew where to start the embossing).
Next, emboss the words. This is what it should look like…

Step 14. With the scalloped pencil outline still on the front, use the Pergamano ruler to create a lattice (or you can use the lattice plate GRO-PA-41784-03). Emboss corner to corner of the square, embossing a line, keeping the spacing 1cm apart (the first line on the ruler after the writing). Repeat the lines, making sure you don’t emboss either through the scalloped area or the embossed writing.

Step 15. Now turn your work, so that the lines you have just created are behind you. Repeat going to the opposite corner.

Step 16. Now turn your work so that your lines are at 90 degrees to the first set of lines and repeat steps 14 and 15. From the front, your work should now look like this.

Step 17. You can now erase all of your pencil lines on the front of your work as you don’t need them any more. 

Step 18. You now have choices; you can emboss a dot at each point where the lines intersect each other, you can colour on the back with Dorso crayons and blend with tissue and Dorso oil to create a different colour that might go better with the other pieces of your work, or you could go a step further and pierce with a 2 needle bold tool inside each of the squares you have created and picot cut out. The choice is yours. Today, I am going to keep it just as the original lattice.

Step 19. Now using a combination of the medium and large Picot V tools and your superfoam, perforate around the outside of the large square on the front of your work.

Step 20. Having pierced with the Picot V tools, I have picked up the same yellow colour I used for the stamens and coloured outside the square, covering all the Picot V’s and blended with a tissue and Dorso oil. Allow to dry then erase any colour that you don’t want on your work (inside the square, for example). Re-pierce the holes, either with the original Picot V tools or a 1-Needle Bold tool. Picot cut out this work.

Your pieces of work should now look like this from the front.

Step 21. Find a piece of backing paper that you think will compliment your work. I have used Shenandoah Companion paper. Trim it slightly larger than your largest piece of parchment. Then draw a sharpie pen down each side of the companion paper.

Step 22. It’s time to assemble your work. I have only used 3 mini brads this time in the centre of each of the flowers, which go through all 4 layers that I have used.

Step 23. Now attach all of your work with double-sided sticky tape on the back of the backing paper to a 7” x 7” white card blank. I have added a little extra colour to the front of my project (on the flowers) and blended using a dry blending nib in strategic places. This is your final finished project.

I really hope you enjoy this project as much as I have enjoyed making it for you. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask away in the comments below or on facebook.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Julie xx


That is absolutely stunning. I just LOVE Julie’s artwork. I can spot one of her cards from a mile away. Always clean, detailed and particularly stunning. I love her style, as I’m sure you do too!

Thank you so much, Julie, for sharing this fab bloggy tutorial with us. Yet another amazing and easy to follow project that we are sure will encourage and inspire you at home! Don’t forget to share your versions on Groovi Worldwide.

Everything that Julie has used in this particular project is available in a shopping list, HERE.

Okay, let’s have a look at what’s happening in the week ahead…

Monday 8th July:
In the SHAC with Barbara – 10am Live on Facebook & YouTube
Tuesday 9th July:
Groovi Tuesday with Paul – 10am Live on Facebook & YouTube
Thursday 11th July:
The Pergamano Show with Jane Telford on Create & Craft – 11am & 3pm
Thursday 11th July:
In the SHAC with Barbara – 7pm Live on Facebook & YouTube

See you there!

Travel gently, friends.
Lotsa love, Grace and Julie xoxo

Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft, and Well-Being.

8 thoughts on “Clarity Matters Blog Tutorial: Floral Lattice Card

  • 7th July 2024 at 8:40 am
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    Lovely project, thank you Julie x

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  • 7th July 2024 at 9:13 am
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    Thank you Grace & Julie for bringing us another lovely project for us today. Great step by step instructions that are easy to follow. I may have to change the central design for another one as this one hasn’t found its way here yet !!
    Sun is shining at the moment but we will have plenty to keep us occupied this afternoon with 2 hours of Clarity to watch on TV.
    Have a good week everyone x

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  • 7th July 2024 at 9:21 am
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    Beautiful project, thank you Julie and Grace. X

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  • 7th July 2024 at 9:29 am
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    Fabulous tutorial Julie 💕…… Beautiful! 💕
    Thank you, Grace & Julie 💐OXOX

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  • 7th July 2024 at 10:06 am
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    Beautiful project and so easy to follow. Great work Julie. And you Grace for keeping us informed. Hope your grandmere is feeling ok.

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  • 7th July 2024 at 11:03 am
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    Beautiful, thank you both.

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  • 7th July 2024 at 1:43 pm
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    Lovely artwork and easy to follow step-by-step. Thank you Julie for your time and expertise and Grace for sharing.

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  • 8th July 2024 at 6:40 am
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    Thank you for this , a beautiful piece of art with easy to follow instructions, so helpful for those who are developing their skills in parchment work .

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