An Easy Stunning Card Background Design You Can Use Over and Over
As much as I love making cards that use the beauty of one shows topping element, I recognize that the card background design used can have a lot of impact on the overall final project. This one, with the overall lattice look in white layered over white, is one that I will be using over and over because, honestly, is this not SO pretty? To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Kittie Says Friends, Slimline Circle Lattice, Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes, Nested Rectangle, Mixed Flower Stack, Organic Shapeable Daisy ( foliage), Large Ivy and Flower Buds.
Cut the Card Base, Frame and Lattice Background
- Use white cardstock to cute the A2 sized card base, and two 5.50″ x 4.25″ pieces of cardstock for the lattice background and frame.
- Place one white layer on the cutting platform and cut the Nested Rectangle w/ Holes die.
- Line up and secure the Nested Rectangle die on the rectangle and cut to create the frame. Pro Tip: I used my magnetic platform to secure the rectangle die in place for an even border on all sides of the frame.
- Place the second piece of cardstock on the cutting platform.
- Line up the lattice circle die on the cardstock and run through the die cutting machine.
- Line up the lattice circle die right along the edge of the first cut and run through the die cutting machine a second time.
- Remove all the negative pieces from the lattice circle layer.
The Frame and Lattice Background
- Trim the lattice circle layer to fit behind the eyelet frame.
- Apply 1/8″ double stick tape to the back of the eyelet frame and attach the lattice circle layer.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and a few tiny square piece of mounting tape to a few key spots on the design and attach it to the card base. Pro Tip: securing small pieces of mounting tape to the die cut background will hold it up and keep it from collapsing down on the card base.
- Attach the frame and lattice circle layer to the card base.
- Note: I took the step by step photos after I created my card and rushed a little so the second cut didn’t line up as well as it did for my project.
- Cut a strip of cardstock about 1.00″ x 4.00″ and place it on the cutting platform.
- Line up the Nested Scallop die over the strip and run through the die cutting machine.
- Stamp the sentiment, apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the strip and attach it to the frame.
- Use bright pink cardstock to cut the Mixed Flower Stack and flower buds.
- Form the large flower by placing the pieces all face down on the molding pad and roll over the petals using a round stylus.
- Turn the flower sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers using a small tipped stylus to push all the petals up.
- Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents. Make sure to offset the petals of each layer to create a natural looking flower.
- Place the small flowers face up on the molding pad and form them using a small tipped stylus.
Complete the Floral Arrangement
- Cut the ivy and large foliage sections using green cardstock, place the branches on the molding pad and gently form the leaves using the leaf tool.
- Attach the flower to the lattice background using a good amount of glossy accents.
- Tuck the large foliage sections and ivy branches under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
- Use glossy accents to attach the small flowers to the ivy branches.
- Attach a few tiny flowers to individual ivy leaves and attach one to the lattice circle and two the sentiment layer.
Does this make you want to try experimenting with card background design using your dies? I would love to hear what you think!