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Instructions: Please visit my blog for lantern pattern. Cut the lantern pattern 4 times out of cardboard and 4 times of designer paper from the Winter's Eve paper collection and 4 times out of light blue cardstock. Cut out 4 construction strips of 1 x 9 1/2" and fold them in half. Put tape on one back of construction strip both sides of the fold. Now you can connect all the sides with the construction strips. Don’t close the lantern when it is flat, it works easier to have it shaped when adding the last construction strip. Now paint the whole lantern on the inside and outside with Gesso, let it dry. Glue your patterned paper on the front of each panel, cut out the middle but leave an 1/2 inch strip on each side so you can fold it to the inside to cover the edge. Now you can glue the Acetate pieces on the inside of the lantern. Now you can close the lantern and cover the inside with Light Blue cardstock for a nice finish, I also put a strip of silver Washi tape on top of the windows.
Die cut 4 decorative pieces from the Window Box Elements Die from white cardstock and glue them on the outside of each of the clear acetate windows. Glue a strip of the bling on the roll along the window and put some snowflake stickers on the clear acetate.
It is time to stamp, color, die cut and shape some holly and berries. I stamped and die cut 4 of the holly and berry corners in black archival ink. I colored using the holly using daubers and Bamboo Leaves ink. I put some red pearl pen on the berries, let it dry and then put some frosting powder on it and melted that with the heat tool.
I stamped the poinsettia with Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I embossed it with the heat tool then you color them on the back with the rose bud ink and daubers. Now you can die cut them using the coordinating dies, and shape them with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Assemble using dries clear glue adding stamen in the center. Arrange flowers and Holly as shown and adhere using hot glue.
Make 4 holes on top of each panel and put a ribbon through it. I put a bead on the outside so that the ribbon doesn’t slide through the hole. Now on top you put all the ribbon through a silver ring so that you can hang it. Finally I glued a plastic diamond under the lantern using hot glue.
Created By: Els Schutte