Sunday, 29 September 2013

By Lantern Light

Good evening all, it's me again, Jennifer,

How are you all?  well I hope and ready to start another week!  It will soon be the start of a whole new month !  they are just whizzing by aren't they ?   Christmas doesn't seem far away once you get into October.
Tonight's card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's in July of 2012.   ready for all the shows leading up to the Christmas period.   I made it using the Christmas Lantern Stamp from their Decoupage Stamp Range and I really like this one as it is so........Christmasy  (if there is such a word lol !!)   So let us get started.

Make a base card from matte black cardstock.   Take some buff coloured paper and stamp the berries from the stamp set, along the top and bottom edges, using a black ink pad.   Matt this onto the base card leaving  wider borders of black showing at the sides than at the top and bottom edges. 

Cut a piece of green paper and trim the top and bottom edges with some decorative scissors.   Matt this onto the buff coloured paper, leaving the berries showing at the top and the bottom and no buff paper showing at the sides.

Take a piece of white card and lay the stencil on top and spread the sparkle medium over it using the spatula and leave to dry.   When dry, matt onto a piece of black card.   Wrap the ribbon across the centre of the card and secure on the reverse.   Matt this onto the green paper.

Take a further piece of white card and using the black ink pad, stamp the lantern image five times.   Colour with Promarker Pens and cut out.   Add a piece of acetate behind the lantern to look like glass and 3D.   Matt this onto a square of white card and then onto a piece of shiny black card.   Matt this on top of the ribbon and add a ribbon bow to the right-hand side of the base card.

There we are, all finished.   I was quite pleased with my efforts, hope you like it.  Until the next time,  take good care of yourselves and have a good week.

                                                                  Love and rainbows

                                                                       Jennifer xx


  1. a beautiful stamp Jennifer and a really beautiful card x

    1. Hello Rachel, thank you, I love this Imagination Craft's stamp but having said that I don't think there are any I don't like, they are all lovely. I do have one or two really special stamps which I love and some are from some time ago lolls !! Have a great day Rachel, the sun is shinning here again today, hope it is where you are. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Gorgeous card Jennifer so pretty and LOVE the traditional feel too!
    Maybe you will come play at ABC Christmas challenge soon we have a new challenge starting Wednesday... hugs me x

    1. Hi Samantha, thanks for your comment, pleased you like it. I would love to come play at ABC Challenge but I have never entered any challenges before, so not sure what it entails lolls! maybe we could have a chat next time I see you in the shop. Which days are you there? Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Another gorgeous creation Jennifer. Love the lantern stamp and great layers.

    1. Hi there Mags, you're very kind, thanks for your nice comment. I just love this Imagination Craft's stamp. It has a real traditional Christmas look to it. Have a good week. Hugs xx