I must confess, my latest card was the result of an "oops" by my husband. I was showing him a card using Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights, and he asked "Why are you making a Christmas card?"
So I started thinking about the lanterns and thought "why can't it be a Christmas tree bulb?" I love a good visual illusion....it reminds me of my Psychology classes...okay, I'm a nerd.
I created this holiday card, since it's never too late to start making holiday cards...I mean, it's already the end of February.
I'm going for broke and entering it into this week's Lawnscaping Challenge and the Moxie Fab Paper Piecing Challenge. Call me crazy, but these challenges are a great distraction from household chores!
The lanterns are doubled pieced: I stamped the image onto the patterned papers and then cut up the patterned paper on the original stamp lines to make it look like stripes on the ornaments. I did have to ink again around each small piece to keep the basic design of the stamp. I also mounted the pieces onto a stamped ornament to stabilize the three layers (3 layers...now I'm thinking about cake....mmmm).
I heat embossed the ornaments with holographic embossing powders. They really shimmer! I love the mix of Fancy Pants & Echo Park papers against the Raspberry Fizz cardstock. The sentiment is cut out from a larger piece of Echo Park paper.
Ooooo...sparkly! Now I'm missing the holidays...except for the snow.
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Here are the details on the card:
Stamps: Lunar Lights (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz (PTI); white base since I ran out of Raspberry Fizz (AC Cardstock)
Patterned Paper: Happy Holidays (Fancy Pants); Christmas (Echo Park)
Stickers: Christmas (Echo Park)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz (PTI); Versamark
Embossing Powder: Holographic (Ranger)