I had never known what Chinese Lanterns were. I've seen them in Fall decorations, but never gave a thought to what their name was. And Marcella, being the gem that she is, has introduced us to these beautiful Fall plants. I love distressing (I know...it's a shock), so I had to use my Kraft cardstock with my distress inks with this set...duh!!!
I started by coloring the Lanterns and Bittersweet with Copics. I colored an extra set of lanterns so I could layer them. I hand cut the image (not recommended for impatient cutters...this baby took awhile and my peepers will never be the same. I think I need new readers...YIKES!) Anyway, after cutting them out, I burnished the backs of the Bittersweet and Lanterns and took a stylus to the front lines of the lanterns to give them dimension. I popped them up in the die cut frame, and added some texture to the frame and background with the Bricks and Bark M-Bossabilities folder by Spellbinders.
I also sewed a lace and fabric ruffle to add to the bottom of my card and added a wooden button, burlap trim and a twine bow.
Here's a close up so you can see a bit of the dimension of the lanterns. They're really "puffy" irl...super fun.
Now, in case you haven't seen the rest of the Bloom Brigades' projects, here's a list of all those participating today.
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Danielle Kennedy
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Kathy Jones
- Leslie Miller
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
Thanks for dropping by!!
Stamps: Sunny Harvest (Power Poppy)
Paper: Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI) Cryogen White, Wood (MME)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Onyx and Smokey Gray (Versafine), Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Copics, Deckled Rectangles and Standard Rectangles dies, Bricks and Bark M-Bossabilities folder (Spellbinders), Metallic Dots (MME), Burlap Ribbon and Trim, Wooden Button, Twine, Lace, Fabric, Sewing Machine