Friday, August 14, 2009

Chinese lantern

I was inspired to try to make a chinese lantern card. They are always so pretty in color and celebration that I thought why not make a card in the shape of a chinese lantern.

  1. Cut 2 circles from white cardstock. These were 4 3/4".
  2. Trim about 1/4" off each side to give the flat surface.
  3. Cut rectangles from white cardstock for the top and bottom. Mine measured 3" x 1 1/2" on the top and 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" on the bottom.
  4. I masked my pieces but if I were to do it again I would cut another circle and cut them in strips. Because you can see my masking is not 100% straight!
  5. Cut 3 masking strips 1" wide and 5 " long.
  6. Stamp using versamark alternating patterns. Heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  7. Sponge alternative colors. I used dye ink for the red and tried to use gold brilliance for the gold. It wasn't as gold as I would have liked.
  8. Stamp dots along the top and bottom pieces and emboss with gold embossing powder.
  9. Sponge on red ink on top and bottom pieces.
  10. Cut gold wire to shape into half circle. Tie ribbon and slide on pearls.
  11. I used my new silhouette to cut the branches from white cardstock. Stamp wood grain and sponge brown dye ink.
  12. Attach flowers and accent with pearls.


  • Hero Arts - Designblock - Dots and Flowers
  • Hero Arts - Antique Brocade
  • Hero Arts - Sparkle Clear - Arigato, Happy w/int
  • Ranger Distress Ink - Fire Brick Red
  • Brilliance - Galaxy Gold
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Ranger Embossing powder - Queen's Gold
  • Floradoodle - Flowers (I know they are called something else now, but can't remember the name. :)

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  1. Such a gorgeous card, Suz! I love the colors & the beautiful flowers. I also love the new brocade cling stamp in the soft yellow...a perfect touch to the lantern!

  2. Love your Chinese lantern! The colors are fantastic.

  3. Totally adorable and so Creative sue...just Love it!!

  4. very clever Suzz. you choose great patterns and colours and it look amazing

  5. Absolutley stunning. I didn't notice the not straight!!! It is gorgeous! I love the Flora Doodle flowers. That is what they are called. Wonderful, Sue!!!

  6. This card is stunning and adorable! I love the colors and the flowers with the pearls! It`s a masterpiece worthy to be framed!


  7. Mmmm, LOVE it!! Beautiful design, perfect colours!

  8. What a gorgeous lantern, Sue! Totally love it!!

  9. This is such a unique and fantastic shaped card ... ♥ it.


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