Monday, October 16, 2017

Luminaria Easel Card


This is the fun card I created to coordinate with the
fairy jar I made for my daughters birthday.
Visit my blog tomorrow to see the fairy jar/lantern.





Side view


Back view


It wasn't much more difficult than making a regular easel card. 
I needed to cut out the center of the back piece so the 
battery operated tea light would fit .
(DO NOT USE  REAL CANDLES!!!)

The front of the card also had to be cut out
then a piece of vellum was adhered
so the candle light would show through.






Opened up, laying flat so you can see
the front and the back of the base.
The photo below shows it flipped over,
the insides of the card.


I adhered the chipboard fairy die cut to vellum paper
with clear tacky glue - but that was not a good idea.
It left bubbles and the black from the die cut reacted
with the glue, making an orange-ish mess.

I tried to use a Xyron adhesive machine first,
but the fibrous nature of the die cut was tearing
while trying to remove the paper backing.

Because the die cut looked awful glued to the vellum,
I traced over the top of it on the front 
with a black Sharpie marker.

Should I try to make another one of these,
I'll buy and use spray adhesive. 








Several die cuts and paper punches plus a corduroy button
and some twine were used to embellish the front.
The die cuts were accented with water color using ink.
The butterfly is a stamp image that I colored in
and punched with the coordinating punch.

The brown frame was embossed with a Texturz plate.

The Riding Hood Red large die cut scallop circle
was bought precut. It is really large and came with
coordinating XL square brown envelopes.
Many of the supplies I used were bought from
Stampin' Up! several years ago.




Thanks for looking =)










4 comments:

  1. WOW this is just too cute. I love it!! You are so creative...

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  2. So pretty! Thanks so much for linking up at HLS Anything Goes with Dies Oct Challenge!

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  3. This is awesome! I just love the idea of the fairy jar, and this is so fun and wonderful. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

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  4. Beautiful project.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
    Regards
    Mel DT
    https://melgeecrafts.com/

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