I created a lantern featuring the Snowman image from the Two Paper Divas October release. I gave my Cricut Explore a workout cutting out the elements for this lantern. I have plans to create a few more to decorate my mantle before Christmas comes around, and I also would like to create a spooky one for Halloween. I'll do my best to have the scary lantern posted here on my blog- if I can ever find the time to make it, that is.
But for now, here's the pic of the Christmas one I created:
I used my Over The Hill cartridge to cut out the lantern pieces at around 5" out of white gold card stock from Neenah.
I cut a few pieces of vellum to line the interior and stamped the "Joy," and "Peace'" from the Holiday Bingo Words 2 in VersaMark ink.
Next, I sprinkled some Recollections white embossing powder over the top and heat set it.
I then put the lantern together and set it aside to work on the top.
First, I assembled the pieces using a strong adhesive.
Afterwards I embellished it using some die cut snowflakes, holly and greenery from the Teresa Collins December 25th cartridge.
I layered the white and blue snowflakes along the top, overlapping them a bit and added a few white flowers as well.
Next I used my Cuttlebug to die cut this decorative border, which I thought gave it the look of icicles hanging down.
To add a bit of sparkle, I added Crystal Stickles and pearls to the snowflakes, flowers, and holly berries.
I also added the same greenery and snowflakes along the front of the lantern.
Now it was time to work on the Snowman image. I stamped him on a scrap piece of white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and I colored him using my alcohol markers.
Here are the colors I used:
-Snowman- C0, C03, 0, Cinnamon, YR04
-Scarf and Hat Brim- G94, G99, R14, R17, RV69
I added a few extra details using my white gel pen and Spica Black Glitter pen. Next, I fussy cut him out and added him to the front of the lantern.
Finally, I attached the top of the lantern to its base.
And voila!! Lantern complete!!
I hope you enjoyed this project for today!!
Thanks for stopping by; have a great weekend, and peace!!
Post edited by: Shyann Martinez