Here's a close-up: the lantern has 3 layers. A co-ordinating Washi scrap paper is used for the middle section. I created the black "shadow" behind the lantern in SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot computer program). Finished lantern size is 2-1/4" x 4-3/8". Entire lantern is popped with dimensionals. The Gold embossed circle is using a Cuttlebug Asian Embossing Folder popped with dimensionals on a Vanilla card stock which is then layered on top of Black Core-dinations card stock. The Vanilla 4-3/8" circle and 4" Gold Circle were cut using my SCAL program.
Open the card, the right half of the card acts as a pull (lever) to reveal my favorite accents on the card corners. This type of card was also cut using SCAL - SVG cut file is from SVGcuts Holly Jolly Lever Cards Collection. Love this because it is an exact cut every time. I was able to use the 4-5/8" circle cut out from the front card base, too so nothing was wasted.
A top view: see how cool is that circle window.........
Open the card to reveal two additional panels: one is with a "thank you" message with my own old style name stamp and another random old style stamp from my Asian collection. The Square panels are a SVG cut file, too - can you believe this? It matches the corners. This cut file is called Squares in Squares from Scrappedlives.nl and I love it because it can be custom sized to fit in this panel.
here's another top view:
And the second and third panel:
- Stamps: Hero Arts Thanks Wish, "You're so Amazing" Hero Arts Clear Sew Stylish, Chop style stamps: Made to order (from Asia)
- CS: Core-dinations Black & Merry, Recollections Vanilla & Gold
- Ink: Staz-On Black, SU Cherry Cobbler
- Accys: Cuttlebug Asian Embossing Folder, SVG Cuts Holly Jolly Lever Cut File, Chinese Lantern SVG Cut File, Background Squares in Squares Cut File, Sizzlit Architectural Accents Die, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Sticky Tape.
Thank you for stopping by today.........................