You know when you get an idea in your head but you have no idea how to make it happen? Well this card is the result of many, many attempts – trying different techniques, papers and inks to try to achieve a project I became mildly obsessed with.
After returning home from Hong Hong I wanted to try to recreate the look of Chinese paper lanterns and so the stamp set from Get Stamping magazine was a must have purchase for me.
The theme from the Card Concept Challenge was florals and I wanted to use the cherry blossom image in a card, the whole thing just seemed to tie together.
I stamped the lantern image onto the blue background, onto some white paper and then finally onto vellum. I then stamped the cherry blossom onto the vellum and coloured it with Promarkers on the other side.
The vellum lanterns are on foam squares (cut into tiny slivers and hidden behind the lines of the stamp), layered over the white lanterns and then placed onto the background.
I love how the lanterns look like they are floating and they have that see-through appearance despite being on a dark background.
The best bit – the card is a double fold card, it opens out into a triangle. I made holes in the background under the vellum so that the card can be placed around a tea light and the light shines through the lanterns like they have candles in them! When I figure out how on earth to photograph this I will add in another photo.
So this is my entry into The Card Concept challenge 4, I would class it as clean and layered – definitely not one that you could reproduce quickly.