Happy Wednesday, all! Today I'm sharing my piece for the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge
. Pamellia is our hostess and she wants us to put away our rubber stamps and get creative with other supplies. She says, 'How would you decorate your project if you didn't own any stamps?
Embossing folders, stencils, or perhaps a little hand doodling? Well,
let's put it to the test for this challenge. Other than a small
sentiment, I would ask that you use no stamps at all on your vintage or
shabby chic creations.'
I just got the new Fall Foliage dies by Tim Holtz and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to break them in. I've seen several fall lanterns on Pinterest lately and decided to make my own version - but out of paper, of course! Here's a quick look at how I made my lantern:
Begin by spraying a piece of lightweight white cardstock with various fall colored Distress Spray Stains. Spray both the front and back. Let dry.
When your paper is dry, place the new Fall Foliage dies where desired. I love that you can choose exactly what part of the paper you want to cut with these!
Die cut the leaves using your preferred machine. If you'd like to emboss them using the dies, this tutorial by Tammy Tutterow
shows you exactly how to do that. The extra dimension is a bonus with these dies! Once the leaves are embossed, highlight the veins with brown ink.
To create the lantern, cut the pieces shown above using Eileen Hull's Canister die from Sizzix. Cut the openings with Tim Holtz's Sized Arches.
Emboss the pieces and assemble, highlighting the embossing with gold paint. Cut pieces of clear plastic for windows and adhere (not shown).
Stain a length of seam binding with Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stain. Cut two flowers from burlap using Tim Holtz's Mini Tattered Florals die and adhere together, along with a Gumdrop that's been colored with Butterscotch alcohol ink. Create a hanger with wire and attach to lid.
Now the fun begins! Decorate the lid of the lantern by first adhering the ribbon to the base of the hanger. Add the flower, then leaves, building up layers. Add a couple of acorns and you're done! Since this is made from paper, you can't burn a real candle, but the little LED votives work beautifully!
The supplies I used can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique via the links below. Make sure you check out all the new arrivals!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you can join in with the Frilly and Funkie Stamps be Gone Challenge
! We also have a new Art with Heart challenge on Eileen Hull's blog. We're celebrating your Favorite Fall Things
and we'd love to see your creations!
I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp 'Love This Technique' challenge - you can see all the great submissions here
Have a great week!