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!


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!