I’m playing with a fun fold my mentor shared with me called a Trellis Split Front card and the Wisteria Wishes bundle from the 2022 annual catalog. Here’s a video on how to make the trellis card base, but I’m going to walk you through what I did, too: https://youtube.com/shorts/ic6lOjerICQ?feature=share . As always I started by gathering my materials, Crumb Cake card stock, Fancy Flora DSP, Fine Shimmer paper and more.
In this image, I’ve already cut the Crumb Cake paper lengthwise to 4-1/4″ by 11″ and scored it at 5-1/2″. I also cut off the strips to make the trellis. You need seven 1/2″-4-1/4″ strips cut from the front of the card base.
Building the Trellis
For the trellis construction, I used a roll of Post-it note tape. You can buy this at a office supply store or your favorite GIGANTIC retailer that will drop it at your door. It’s very low tack and won’t rip your paper when you remove it. The strip down the center is tacky side up. The strips at the bottom and upper corner are to hold everything in place.
I started by adding the bottom strip first so I could line it up with the bottom of the card back and the edges. Then I just filled in the next four strips. so that I had a “ladder” with five rungs. But remember, I cut seven strips of paper. This is where the trellis magic happens.
With a bit of liquid glue, dotted in a straight line, you can see how to add the sixth and seventh strips. These will anchor your ladder rungs and provide stability to the card. The sides will be a little long, but you can trim them off after the glue sets.
Your trellis card base is ready to decorate.
Decorating the Wisteria Wishes Trellis Card
The card design consisted mainly of die cuts with a little pit of stamping. I stamped the cluster of wisteria blossoms on the designer paper. I die cut those out along with a large wisteria blossom in Gorgeous Grape with the overlay in the designer paper. The leaf sprays are from a sheet of Soft Succulent shimmer paper. Shimmer paper is great stuff. You get the sparkle of glitter without it getting all over everything, and it cuts beautifully. All the leaf detail made it into my pieces on the first try.
For the top of the card, I used a piece of the designer paper cut to 1-3/4″ x 4″. The big wisteria blossom is lifted up on two strategically placed Dimensionals. I glued down everything else making sure to keep the glue to the trellis parts so it didn’t stick to my inside panel.
For the final touch, I stamped my sentiment on a remaining scrap of designer paper and layered it with Gorgeous Grape using the Double Oval punch. Using the Post-it tape to construct this card made it so much simpler than I expected. I love the final product.
If you’d like to make this card, all of the other products I used are available from Stampin’ Up!. You can shop with me using the code in the right panel. Until next time, Ink up!