Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Chinese Lanterns

This lovely design comes from my love of the far East and the Orient.  It is inspired by Sheena Douglass and her team, using some of her stamps from her 'Little Bit Oriental' collection.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The base card is a white scalloped edge card.  An image of a Cherry Blossom is randomly stamped in clear ink around the edges of the card, then heat embossed with  clear powder.  Sky blue Brilliance ink is blended along the edges of the card over the Cherry Blossom images, giving a soft resist effect.  The background panel is a piece of black card which is spritzed with both silver and blue Glimmer mists, then put in an embossing folder and put through a machine.   Silver gilding wax is rubbed gently over the raised pattern to emphasise the the lanterns.  The panel is matted on to blue card and layered on  to the base card.  The Cherry Blossom image is stamped on to a strip of blue card in black ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  The blossoms are then painted with white H2O paint, and when dry this panel is matted on to black card and attached to the card with dimensional glue.  Some gems are added for a bit of sparkle.  Large Chinese lantern images are stamped on to acetate in black ink and then heat embossed.  They are cut out and turned face down, then glitter is added to the back of the images.   When dry the lanterns are attached to the card with dimensional glue.  

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