October 21, 2015

My Tips Pictorial for Lea's Lantern

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The lovely Lea Denton's tutorial is great and really easy to do. With her permission I'm sharing some tips on how to create the versions I've shared with you here and here. In this post I'll describe what I did differently to create the lantern base, using Lea's tutorial as a guide, and then in the pictorial I'll show you how I added in the stamped vellum.

Here's a reminder of what I've used to create both of mine...
Card: Cajun Craze (cut as below) and Vellum (4 pieces of 2 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Ink: Cajun Craze and Versamark
Stamp set: Vintage Leaves
Tools: Simply Scored, Leaf Framelits, White Embossing Powder and heat tool
Adhesives: Tear & Tape and Tombow

Score the lantern base using the following recipe from Lea...
2 pieces of card cut to 6½" by 11 5/8
Scored on the LONG side at 3", 8" and 11"
Scored on the SHORT side at 3" and 6"
Mark the middle of the two 3" squares and score to the point (as almost visible in the first pic below)

Here's where my version differs from Lea's...

For both of my versions, I ONLY folded the small section on the long side, so that the pieces would fit through the BigShot (Lea cut her apertures by hand).

Stamp the chosen leaf image from the stamp set randomly over the top and middle sections of both pieces.

Using the die, cut the leaf out of both panels and repeat with the second piece. 

Fold and burnish all other score lines and adhere the two panels together as shown below...

With the outside of the lantern face UP, lay a piece of vellum on top of the first cut...

Using Versamark, stamp the image onto the vellum using the cut aperture as a guide. Repeat for all 4 pieces, putting the stamped image to one side, in order..

Keeping the pieces in order, cover with White EP and then heat emboss. Flip the lantern base to the wrong side and adhere vellum in place, using either Tombow or Tear & Tape...

Complete the construction using Lea's tutorial for the top closure...

I hope you've enjoyed the pictorial. I love the lantern and plan on creating some for Christmas, which I'll show you nearer the time.

I'll be back on Friday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Love this Em, very clever. I havent got the leaves framelits, but have some Christmas ones. XX

  2. Love this Em, I'll be trying it out and will let you know how I get on! CathyH xxx

  3. Well done Em, using the leaf die looks lovely :-) Lea xxx

  4. Fab lantern and brill tutorial!
    Hugs Donna xx


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