Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Perfectly Penned Japanese Lantern Fall Birthday

A fall birthday card that features a new polymer stamp I recently purchased from Lavinia Stamps in Great Britain.  Japanese Lanterns are a fall favorite of mine.  This stamp captures their delicate beauty perfectly. 

The red-orange lanterns stand out as the focal point with the blue-violets and golden-yellows used for the background.  Violets, oranges and pale yellow-oranges are a wonderful fall color combination.

Versafine Onyx Black Ink was used to stamp all of the images.  The embossing folder, Art Deco by Cuttlebug - one of a set of four folders, was embossed twice for the card.  First they were both sponged with a variety of Stampin' Up and Tim Holtz Distress blue, violet and pale-yellow inks.  Then Stampin" Up markers were used to color the grooves in the folders, which helped to give them a bit of a metallic look..  One folder was popped-up and used to frame the main image after the center was cut out. For the second one - a center strip from top to bottom was cut out and popped-up as a background for the Delicate Vine Memory Box Die on the side.  The two pieces that were left from the folder were overlapped, glued together and popped-up as a background for the sentiment.

Stamps used:
Stampin' Up: Inspired by Nature - grass; Perfectly Penned - Happy Birthday sentiment
Lavinia Stamps - Japanese Lantern

Thanks for stopping by.


Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Anesha said...

Stunning card!!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Susan your artwork is fabulous!

Sandra said...

Wow ! This card is absolutly perfect :)

kathi17 said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card!

Kathi said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!

Now I want to find that Cuttlebug folder because you've inspired/enabled me!