Friday, January 25, 2013

Paper Lantern technique for the Chinese New Year!

I hope you guys are too tired from this past work-week, because Heidi's going to make you think about this one :) She's got such a fabulous Friday Mashup challenge for us this week!

We're celebrating Chinese New Year with a great technique - Paper Lantern.

Now, I'll admit, I don't have a crimper, so I improvised a bit with this one:


For the paper lantern technique part, I scored a piece of vellum every 1/4". Then I flipped it over, and starting at the 1/8" mark, I scored at every 1/4" again (in the spaces left by the first scoring). I 'faux-crimped'! haha

And yes, this card will look familiar to some of you. This is very similar to a card I submitted to the Artisan Design Team competition last year.

The fron features gold embossing, the paper lantern (the vellum is backed by a piece of Whisper White), and an embossed sentiment. The red card base itself is cut a bit narrow and there is a standard base of vellum underneath (it's very hard to see that from the photo). It is held together with some Linen Thread weaved through the top/hinge.

Here's the challenge:

  1. Make a project with a "Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) Theme".
  2. Or Make a project using the "Paper Lantern Technique".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for the "Chinese New Year featuring the Paper Lantern Technique".

If you've never done the Paper Lantern technique, have a look at Heidi's tutorial!

Be sure to head on over to The Friday Mashup and check out what the rest of the design team has created - there are so many beautiful creations this week (as always)! Look forward to seeing you play along :)

-Tara
xox

4 comments:

  1. This came out fabulous!! Love the gold embossing on the bright red card stock.

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  2. Gorgeous card Tara! Love those embossed flowers.
    Hugs ;)

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  3. Lovely card Tara - that Elements of Style stamp looks fabulous embossed in gold! Well done for finding a solution to the lantern technique without a crimper!

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  4. This is such a lovely card! The embossed flowers are so pretty in the background, and your lantern looks wonderful!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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