Birthday Lanterns

Hi peeps. Vera here today with a weekend inspiration from The Ton.

I got to say that from the recent new release, the Special Day Lanterns is one of my favorite. I actually finished today’s cards a couple weeks ago, because I just wanted to keep playing with it.

First, up is this pink card.

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For this card, I started by stamping the lantern with Caviar ink pad on a panel of white cardstock. Then I stamped all the other images using Peach Blossom, Hollywood Star, Soft Garnet, Lemon Drop & Arctic Sky.

After stamping all  the images, I felt it was a bit flat & I always like extra dimension, so I stamped & die-cut one of the lantern using the coordinating Special Days Lantern dies set and adhere it to the panel with foam adhesive. Somehow this little change make the card more fun in my opinion.

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For the sentiment, I used the birthday sentiment from Toned Squares set. After making sure I am happy with the way it looks, I trimmed the panel and adhere it to the card base. Finish by adding some sequins mix from Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

Now, funny story on the next card. It supposed to be my original card for this post. I almost done with it and decided I messed it up when I added the border on the bottom & I wasn’t too happy with the color combo. So, I was going to throw it away. I started the pink card and change the color theme, the whole nine yard.

Well, cleaning up the table & about to toss this card, looking at it again, I ended up changing my mind, thinking that’s it’s not bad after all. So, I finished it & here it is.

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Pretty much, same step as the pink card. This card is a tall card though, measured 3″ x 6.5″ . For the bottom border I partial stamp the frame from Pretty Mail set. Seriousy, when I first stamped it, I was like, darn it I went too far. The card now looks to busy. A couple hours later, I think differently. Hah!

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I finished this card by adding some mixed size dew drops. And the sentiment is from Dearest Peony set.

So, does that ever happen to you? Where you’re going to trash a project & decided to continue & keep it after all? Part of it starts because I am big time into recycling & not being wasteful. So, that part of me, guilt trip myself for throwing good piece of cardstock & force me to really look at it & see if I can save it. I have to say at the end it turned out pretty good after all.

Well peeps, that’s all from me & my method of madness for today. I hope you enjoy today’s projects. Thank you for swinging by here and may your Thursday be an awesome one. Cheers….

Vera

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