I have a video up on the Trinity Stamps YouTube today showing how to integrate a scenic paper lantern into a card. The final product is a paper lantern folded and adhered to an A2 card base. I used a tea candle to light the inside of the lantern, but it could easily have accommodated a much larger candle.
This card requires 2 sheets of 80-110 lb heavy cardstock- I used a woodgrain embossed heavy cardstock from Lawn Fawn. Use one sheet to create an A2 card base. The other sheet should be cut in half width wise to have 2 sheets of 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels. Likewise, a sheet of heavy weight vellum (I purchased some from Bazzill) was cut into 2 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels; the heavy weight vellum allowed me to heat emboss the adorable sentiment.
I die cut a window large enough to see the entire sentiment of the stamp in 3 of the 4 (4 inch sections of both panels). Overlap the duplicate panels together with the 1/2 inch side flaps (you might need to trim them down so they are not visible) and adhere with double stick adhesive tape (I avoided using glue as I didn’t want the paper to warp).
Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink to the vellum panel that will feature the sentiment, apply your favorite embossing powder and heat set it. I also heat embossed the sentiment to a panel that I adhered to the front of the A2 card base. Decorate as you wish (I die cut a hill and trees from the Trinity Stamps Castle Builder die set) and adhere to the card base inside the card.
In retrospect, I made the paper lantern large to fit the sentiment, but it made it more complicated as a result of it’s sheer size. I’m going to make a smaller one inside a card soon and will post the information here.
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Dies: Trinity Stamps Castle Builder Die,