Spring Lanterns

This week’s Waltzing Mouse sketch (wmsc39) includes a banner. I don’t have the banner set from WM (and it isn’t required to use WM supplies, but I prefer to try), so I had to come up with something a little different. I thought using the lanterns in the Asian Gardens set would be a perfect alternative.

I’m so glad I went that route – I *love* this card. I started by stamping the branches, foilage, and flowers on the main panel. Then I stamped and cut out the lanterns. I’m not sure how other folks do their banners, but for mine, I put a dot of glue on the back of each lantern then squished the thread into the glue. After that dried, I attached it to my base with dimensionals. The bows are done separately.

One note about the paper flower. Originally it had rounded petals, but the flowers in my background did not. All I did was use my snips to notch the paper flower petals – now it matches (the shape anyway; the color isn’t so obviously off IRL).

Also, the clear dot in the flower is a Hero Arts jewel (it isn’t faceted like normal rhinestones). I colored it with Copics…probably a bit too dark, but oh well.

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Stamps: Asian Gardens, Asian Garden Additions (WM); Inside-Out: Birthday (PTI);
Colors: Blushing Bride (paper), Rose Romance (ink), Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze (SU); Rustic White (PTI);
Other: flower (prima?); linen thread, Bride ribbon, Lots of Tags label die (SU); clear dot (HA); marker (Copic);

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