Being that I'm a very literal person - I took this challenge very literally! I decided to make a lantern from Tim Holtz's new Birch Trees die. I will admit - I cheated a little on this challenge. I'd already made a similar Halloween lantern a few years ago and pretty much followed my old tutorial. Heck, if other people can be inspired by my tutorials, I can too, right?! ;)
I was so into the process, I didn't really take any photos, other than the one below that shows how it goes together.
After I adhered the paper to the adhesive, I die cut the birch trees panel. To create the frosted windows, I adhered Frosted Film to clear panels that were cut from die packaging I'd saved. After inking the trees, I removed the backing and adhered them to the frosted panels.
The base is a 4"x4" piece of MDF that I found in a package of different shapes at Hobby Lobby. To connect the panels, I cut small strips to size, scored them in half, then adhered wonder tape to the scored panels. After removing the adhesive, I adhered one edge to a panel, then connected it to the next one. Repeat the steps for all the panels until they are all connected. Add more wonder tape to the base and adhere the walls to it.
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