Monday 23 December 2013

A Christmas Lantern

Hi Christmas is almost here and everyone here is whizzing around getting ready, if you fancy taking some time out to craft you could make a Christmas Light Lumier

To make this project:-

Cut a piece of Pearl card 14 1/2 " x 9 1/2 " draw template as seen in diagram, cut out and score along the solid lines.

 Cut out  Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament S4-334 (tip: to get through the Grand Calibur Machine fold the triangular top pieces over)

Fold card in half and Emboss the triangular tops with Spellbinders Ocean Dreams Embossing folder EL-032.

Cut a strip of pearl card using Spellbinders Moroccan Accents S5-064 (tip: hang die over edge of cutting mat this will allow you to line up and cut a longer piece) and attach to top of cover.

Stamp the large snowflake from Penny Black's Christmas Harmony 30-194 transparent stamp set randomly using Versamark ink and sprinkle with WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder; heat set (tip: to avoid embossing powder sticking to other areas of the card rub over area with an anti-static bag before stamping)

Attach Crafthouse Press Snowflake and Christmas tree vellum to the ornament windows, colour the trees with Green Apple All Purpose Ink and then put a little All Purpose Ink from Cerulean Blue and Cherry Red onto a craft sheet, stamp the smallest snowflake from Penny Black's Peace and Joy 30-203 transparent set into the ink and then stamp onto the vellum (the ink will run a little on the vellum adding to the colour effect).

Cut the three smallest shapes (12 of each) from Spellbinders Create a Flake 3 S4-340, shape with an embossing tool, glue together and add a Ziva Creative pearl to the centre.

Your tea light cover is now complete and ready to add the lights.
Lights off Light on

As this is made from paper I would recommend that you only use battery operated tea lights, this gives of a lovely Christmasy glow in the dark!

I will have one more project to share with you this week for the Spellbinders Explore beyond day, until then hope you have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for all your support and visits this year.
Hugs Cathy