Christmas is just around the corner, I’m not totally sure where this year has gone, which is a little scary!!
Cheery Lynn Designs has some stunning Christmas dies, and this week I have created a Christmas Lantern and matching tag.
A tutorial which can be found “here” in the ‘resources’ section of SplitcoastStampers that will give you a guide to making a lantern.
I used the XL-11 Covered Rectangle Scalloped
(smallest) to cut the shape from the four sides of my lantern, and backed each cut out, with vellum. The Elegant Evergreen Christmas Tree (DL144) is so detailed and appealing, though a smaller version was required, so I removed the lower edge of the die cut to make the tree the right size to apply to the lantern. I also adore the new release Snowflake 2, and knew it would look so pretty against the velum when the candle was lit.
It is not recommended to use tea-light candles in a paper-project. However, you can purchase battery operated candles which are perfect with no fire risk. These battery operated candles are so realistic; they even flicker like a real candle!
The Christmas tag was made with the left over cut-outs from the lantern. The CoveredRectangle Classic (2nd smallest) was used to back the tag so the Elegant Evergreen ChristmasTree would fit nicely.
These lanterns would look gorgeous on a Christmas table, and could even be adapted to hang with the use of eyelets and some ribbon!
The below ‘friendship’ card, I created for last weeks post, but sadly my internet connection refused to allow me to upload the photographs. So thought I would sneak it in with this weeks...
I love the way the Lace Light Deco Border interlocks on the front of the card...
Dies used for Friendship Card:
Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween!!
till next week, Sandie