Special Day Lanterns & Peony Close Up

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards showcasing two new stamp sets from our 4th Anniversary Release.

Did you enjoy our Release and mini blog hops? Surely you’ve gotten lots of inspiration while hopping along with my team mates and amazing guest designers! I have chosen two new stamp sets today to showcase, Special Day Lanterns and Peony Close Up cling background stamp.

The first card was made using the smallest lantern image from Special Day Lanterns . I wanted to make a card in a clean and simple style instead of making a scene on the whole panel which you could create very easily using the set.

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I started off by heat embossing three small lanterns on some clear acetate piece in copper embossing powder. I then heat embossed the candle in silver and the flame in gold. Unfortunately I didn’t use a heat-resistant acetate so that my piece get warped a bit even though I was very careful with the heat tool.

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To make the front panel with a subtle texture I heat embossed the Modern Plaid background on a white panel in white pearl embossing powder. I cut off the part where I wanted to place the acetate with the lanterns. The sentiment is from Special Day Lanterns set as well. I stamped it in Noir on the front panel.

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The background was created directly on the white cardbase. I masked off the upper and lower part of the front of the cardbase and blended Lemon Drop, Parisian Blue and Grape Crush on the open area to represent the candle light in the night sky. I splattered white opaque watercolor on it and let it dry. I added some white little stars from Blue Ice Couture Mix.

Next I stamped the floral cluster three times to decorate the lanterns. I stamped the flowers in Soft Garnet, Red Sangria Hybrid ink, Lemon Drop and Coralline Hybrid, and the leaves in Soft Garden on some white cardstock. I fussy cut the floral clusters and set them aside.

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I adhered the acetate piece to the front panel and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The floral clusters were added using some foam adhesives and I went over the flowers with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card.

Next card is showcasing the gorgeous Peony Close Up cling stamp!

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I wanted to have the outlines of the image in coordinating colors. So I stamped the stamen in Lemon Drop, the inner petals in Peach Blossom, the outer petals in Red Sangria Hybrid ink and the leaves in Soft Garden on some watercolor paper. After stamping was done I clear heat embossed the whole image.

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I watercolored the image using Color Burst powders. I used yellow and pink tone to color the peony and colored the background in yellow. After the panel was dry I cut it using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. I then added some depth on the petals using Prismacolor colored pencils.

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I chose the sentiment from Scripty Greetings set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it to the front panel before I adhered it on the white cardbase. I used vellum for the sentiment as I didn’t want to cover the beautiful peony 🙂 !

I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Sugar Coookie Couture Mix.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Wishing you all a happy and crafty week!



12 thoughts on “Special Day Lanterns & Peony Close Up

  1. Becky Green says:

    WOW!!! I thought the lantern had an alcohol ink background at first, till I read the post! That warping gave it that look I guess! LOL It is STILL AMAZING!!! GORGEOUSLY DONE!!! BE PROUD OF IT, TeaEun!!! AND your Peony is PHENOMENAL! HOW GORGEOUS!!! I think that image will be among my next order!!! 😉

    I DID ENJOY the Mini-Hop! CAN’T WAIT to hear WHO WON!!! 😉

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  2. Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Tae Eun, both of your cards are stunning. I love both this lantern set and the peony and would love to see you do videos of your process. Your work is always so amazing!

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  3. Jen K says:

    Beautiful cards, beautiful inspiration. I like glow behind the lanterns and the shine from the acetate. And the care you took to get a no-line watercolor look with the flower card is amazing.

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