Sep 18, 2017

Chinese Lantern Sympathy Card

Vicki here...It's my day up on the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog and I'm sharing a card using a  very unique die from Poppystamps, the Chinese Lantern Stem and Tutti Designs Sympathy Word Set.

The Chinese Lantern plant has always fascinated me with its delicate and paper thin fruit.  The bright orange color makes it a favored fall decoration this time of year.  They're typically used in dry floral and other ornamental arrangements. This die cut is perfect for the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.

I used the Chinese Lantern die cut along with a "Sympathy" word die to create a simple, but elegant design on my card.
Here's my Chinese Lantern Stem inspiration for you...


Trying to photograph a creation that has metallic on it is so hard!  It has to be shown at every angle in order to catch the true color of the paper.  Getting the lighting just right is next to impossible!  I took of this card, and hope you are able to see the beauty and elegance of this simple design. 

I double cut the die using metallic gold and orange glitter cardstock.

I kept the gold metallic die cut to use as the outline for the stem and lantern.  The orange glitter insets from the second cut became the lantern itself.

The sentiment is also cut from the gold metallic paper.

Here's a front view of the card. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope my card has inspired you to use die cuts on your cards and projects. 
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  1. This is beautiful Vicki and yes, that plant has always intrigued me as well! Love the bold color and it's delicate nature is just so unique! Beautiful focus for your sympathy card! Great inspiration ... thanks!

  2. I totally agree with the beautiful mysterious, and delicate nature of the Chinese lanterns. Definitely a fall feeling, and so inspiring.

  3. Gorgeous card. Love it's simplicity and beauty.


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