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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Paper Lantern Technique using Pretty Peony


My friend Gayla (hi Gayla) sends me at least 1 link per day of cards/blogs that she loves. I had to agree with this one! She sent me a link to JanTink's blog called Stamps, Paper, Scissors and told me to check out the May 22nd post. Jan had done a technique she called paper lantern. It uses the good 'ole crimper and I thought it was really neat, so I gave it a try. I have a problem when I first try something branching out, so you'll see that my card is pretty similar to Jan's (plus her's was so pretty - why deviate). So here's my finshed product. After you stamp and crimp the focal image, just lay it on top of a dark colored (I used chocolate chip) ink pad and tap lightly. It doesn't matter if the lines come out uneven, and actually looks more realistic that way. The only thing I might do differently next time is to stamp off the sanded background before stamping onto the river rock cardstock. Gayla, et al... hope you like it!

2 comments:

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Very pretty Michele! It's fun to see old techniques with new stamp sets...makes them fresh! I am actually getting out my crimper for a project as well...I'm surprised it hasn't grown mold by now. LOL.

Rhonda L said...

Love this idea! I saw Jan's card and loved it too. Your card is beautiful! Now I too must dig out that crimper!