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Friday, September 24, 2010

Spooky Halloween Lantern

























I had so much fun making this lantern, I had to show you all 4 sides!  I changed it around enough times, lol.  I would just look at it and  decide it would look so much better if......  revisions, there were a lot of those.  But I am really glad with the final outcome.  I used 4 Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps, House, Treaters, Haunted Moon  and Large Corner Web.  I stamped them with Stazon onto orange vellum.  The box was cut from gold foil card stock, I embossed it with Stampin Up Texture Plates Kit 4 Distressed.  I cut the fancy ovals with Spellbinders Labels 10 Nestabilities, I cut them twice, once to make the window, and then I cut them again with 2 dies to make a frame to stick outside the window.   I was loving how this was working out so instead of the lace top I had planned I ran up to JoAnns and found this awesome sheer ribbon that had some eyelash yarn and a mini garland tied onto it.  It didn't look like I thought it would, so off to my stash for the final revision, I found these awesome black purse beads to dangle off the top.  Not only did they give it the exact look I was going for, they were attached to a strip of seam binding that I glued to the inside of the lantern to give it a more finished look.  I photographed it with the tiny battery operated votive candle inside, looks really cool in the dark.  Dimensions are 3" wide (per single side panel) x 5 1/2 inches tall.  I have seen this done with a small ticket punch, I can't remember where.
Thanks for looking.  ~Diane

I am entering this into the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar -  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew – Autumn 
Crafty Anns - Anything But a Card
Everybody Art – Autumn 
My Sheri Crafts – Autumn 
Paper Playtime – Autumn
Paper Sundaes - Fabulous Fall 
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes







32 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea to make a lantern! This has got to be so awesome in the dark! Love this great Halloween treat! Now to go work on my little bag!

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  2. Oh wow this is absolutely fabulous!

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  3. lovely design and colours great lantern its such a cool idea, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

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  4. Oh I love this - colors are awesome - good luck with your challenges. Hugs

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  5. Does look like a bit of work, but turned out really cute!!!

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  6. love this and it's SOOO CUTE!

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  7. Oh Diane, this is absolutely fabulous!!! I love everything about it!!!

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  8. I love the die cut/embossed texture on the foil paper, it looks fantastic!

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  9. OMG! This is awesome! I want one! The fibers on the top are just perfect.

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  10. Very unique! Great idea! Thanks for posting to myshericrafts this week!

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  11. What enormous patience that must require... you have put together something so wonderful. And it does not look spooky - looks rather rich and lovely.

    So glad to have you join my site. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    I would love to work harder on my cards but I am always strapped for time.

    Happy crafting,

    Monica

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  12. WOWZER girlie this is such an AWESOME project!!!! I really like the images on each side of the lantern.

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  13. Oh this is just fabulous Diane! I love all the attention to detail and how you've created your nestie frames for the apperture - I must remember that one. Thank you for coming to inspire us at Crafty Ann's I hope we'll see you next time too.
    Ann x

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  14. This is beautiful, Diane! I love the foil that you used to make the lantern. So pretty. I would love to see this lit!!!
    TFS!

    xxx
    Kristen

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  15. Awesome lantern - thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!

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  16. This is a masterpiece indeed. I love it, all sides of it.
    Carole

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  17. Awesome spooky lantern Diane! Love that beaded trim!

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  18. This is so cool! You are so creative! Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

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  19. Hello Diane: First of all I love your Halloween Lantern. I have looked through some of your posts and your cards are exquisite.
    Thank you for following my blog and commenting. I am happy to follow your blog and see the lovelies you create. Happy Haunting...

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  20. oh wow this is gorgeous...... I love it.

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  21. This is fabulous, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  22. wonderful !! love it !thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs
    tina46
    eac-team

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  23. Such a cool project! Aren't those stamps great??! They are so perfect for this!

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  24. Oops, I forgot to say thanks for all the sweet comments and blog visits while I was away :)

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  25. What a great idea, I love this project. It looks really cool.

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  26. Who creative and fun!! I love your lantern. Stunning work!

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  27. Diane, this is really great! I love the gold with the orange inside and the stamped images. The black beads worked well. It's so beautiful - all of those revisions were well worth it, huh? :-)

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  28. What a gorgeous lantern. Certainly a lot of love, hours and fun went into this I think. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  29. This is totally awesome! Love the lantern.

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  30. I love everything and this lantern is just amazing! ..

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