Friday, October 10, 2014

Wintery Lantern

Good Friday To You My Crafty Friends!

Today I am posting a project that I made for myself which is something I haven't done in a long time.  You know how it goes when you're trying to keep up with with birthdays and holidays, a job, family time...
I guess you could call this a lantern as it has four sides and a candle in the middle.  I saw a similar thing on Pinterest HERE and my brain started spinning on how I could make one with stuff I already have.  This design makes me think of the scene from Frosty The Snowman when he and Sharon are in the greenhouse.  Crazy, right?  LOL!
I cut the four sides from white cardstock using my Cricut and the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge and edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I then randomly stamped three Magnolia Snowflakes (from the latest release) onto craft plastic and heat embossed them with Ranger's Holographic Embossing Powder to create windows.
The Poinsettias, Snowflakes and Tags adorning the outside are from the Magnolia DooHickeys Club 2 collection and the fern is from the Magnolia DooHickeys Leaf & Swirl set.  The snowflakes and leaves are covered in holographic embossing powder.  The tags and poinsettia flowers are pink cardstock edged with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and the green leaves are white cardstock inked with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
I painted a wooden napkin ring white to use as the base of the candle in order to lift it up to a good height.  The tea light is wrapped in Doodle Bug Dotty DP.  A touch of lace here, some pearls there and voila!

I made the mistake of putting the four sides together before embellishing.  Don't do that!  Especially if your panels are delicate.  There isn't a lot of structure to hold all of the flowers and leaves, and getting them glued into place while it's standing up is a nightmare.  :p

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, I really appreciate you taking the time.  I hope you like my creation enough to leave a comment.  I just so wish the pictures did it justice because this is so shimmery and sparkly in person.

Have a fantastic day, and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Little Fairies Only 1 DP
Deep Ocean Christmas In October
Dies R Us Challenge Gift Tags
Inky Chicks Which Cuts Only
Simon Says Stamp Use Watercolors
Top Tip Tuesday Non Traditional Christmas
Boutique Magnolia Seasons Of The Year
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Anything Goes - last challenge :.(
Magnolia-licious  Monochromatic
Magnolia Mania Pink, Pearls & Points (Dots)
Simply Magnolia Lace and Pearls
Time For A Magnolia Challenge No Edwin or Tilda
Winter Wonderland  Lace & Pearls


Vicki robertson said...

Wowzers, Laura! This is gorgeous! Outstanding display of dimension using die cuts. Love! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us October Gift Tag Challenge.

Lin said...

What a gorgeous project, Laura! Love all the laciness and the glitzy snowflakes! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Barbara said...

Such a pretty creation! Great use of dies. Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...
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Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS project Laura! However, since it does not follow our theme, it will not qualify for the winner's prize! I do hope you'll come back again to play along at Dies R Us ... your work is beautiful! Thanks
Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Tracey T said...

This is beautiful and such a lot of work has gone into it. It doesn't really follow our "Just for Girls" theme but thank you for sharing at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia. Hope you'll play along again. Tracey

Kiki said...

Awwww, your latern is absolutely stunning! I really love it!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Magnolia Mania!

Hugs, Kiki

Cathy Lee said...

Beautiful creation, Laura. So very Christmas. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.

inge said...

Amazing lantern Laura! Thanks for sharing at Simply Magnolia.

XX Inge

Babi Kind said...

Gorgeous lantern! Love all the cute details. Thanks for joining us at Boutique Magnolia. Hugs, Babi

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh my! I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

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