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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Japanese Lanterns Brighten Our Day!!

Japanese Lanterns

You see them everywhere!

For home decor, outdoor decorating...Japanese Lanterns are a beautiful and simple way to decorate!

Today's spotlight on Instyle Stamps includes unique stamp of a beautiful Japanese lantern.  And while this stamp image is not the most typical type of stamp design to use...Designers Kristen Swain and Jenn Ellefson show quite beautifully how to make cards with this unique design!





You Brighten My Day
Designer: Kristen Swain


Stamps- Instyle (lamps), Hero Arts (greeting,)
Adhesives- Glue Arts Foam UcutIt, Perma dots adhesive
Ink- Stazon
paper- Scribble Scrabble
watercolor pencils
twine
brad
cardstock- white and kraft
floss- black
punch- EKSuccess

Instructions
1. Stamp lanterns onto white cardstock, color images with watercolor pencils, allow to dry then cut out.
2. Cut block of kraft, add lanterns with foam UcutIt, then pierce paper and stitch lines with black floss.
3. Adhere block of kraft to block of dot paper with Perma Dots adhesive, add to white card base, then punch scallops along right edge.
4. Stamp greeting on white, cut out and adhere to left side of card with Perma Dots adhesive, then add brad, finish with twine tied to right edge of card.


Miss You Card
Designer: Kristen Swain

Stamps- InStyle Stamps (bird scene) Hero Arts ( greeting)



Ink- Stazon
Adhesive- Glue Arts Foam UcutIt, Glue Glider Pro Perma Dots adhesive
paper- Scribble Scrabble
sewing machine
twine
brad
scallop scissors- Provo Craft
cardstock- white and kraft
watercolor pencils

Instructions

1. Fold card for base, then stitch a grid pattern using sewing machine with no thread.
2. Stamp image with Stazon ink, then color with watercolor pencils.
3. Cut out stamped image, adhere to dot paper with Perma Dots adhesive and cut mat edge with scallop scissors.
4. Adhere kraft strip across card using Perma Dots adhesive and foam tape back of image, add to card.
5. Tie twine onto card, then stamp greeting on kraft, cutout and add brad, then foam UcutIt back and adhere to bird scene image.




Lucky
Designer: Jenn Ellefson

GA products - Ribbon Adhesive (for flocked lines), Mini Adhesive Squares, PermaTac cartridge

White pen - Uniball
Coloring - Twinkling H2Os
Bakers' Twine - Martha Stewart
Embossing powder - Stampendous.
cardstock - Papertrey Ink
text weight paper - Paper Source







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54 comments:

  1. What beautiful cards! I love the white ink on red background! Thanks for another chance to win!

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  2. oh, such a delight to see the brightly lit lantern. The simplicity of the lantern image made the sentiment stand out. great card indeed!

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  3. I love all the cards! they came out so lovely.. thanks again for sharing with us..

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  4. Love the Japanese lanterns. Always so colorful!

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  5. Awesome! I LOVE those cards. They are fabulous.

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  6. I love those Japanese lanterns, they are so pretty and decorate up a room nicely! The cards are beautiful!

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  7. Those lanterns are off the wall. What a nifty way to decorate for a sushi party or something. I would really really like to try the auto vinyl.

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  8. Oh what a grand inspiration....I just adore all the cards!!!!

    Thanks for sharing with us!!!!

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  9. Gorgeous stamp-I could make a lot of pretty cards with it.

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  10. I love what the glue girls did with the stamps. Awesome cards!

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  11. The cards are just fabulous. Love those laterns.

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  12. So colorful.....awesome job glue girls.

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  13. I love the cards - thet're so pretty:)

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  14. I've really enjoyed this series of projects and think that your lantern stamps are quite chic. I can think of a few ways to use them.

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  15. Very very cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

    -Kristin

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  16. SO CUTE--all three of these cards! I LOVE that second card because of all the white space--but those lanterns are fun too! Great job:) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. love that last card. that red rocks.

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  18. Loving all the inspiration this week.

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  19. Gorgeous inspiraton! This has been such a fun week!

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  20. These are gorgeous stamps!!!! The tutorial sounds so easy! Hope it is ;) So excited they used watercolor pencils - I just recently learned how to use them but haven't done a project yet. Looks so beautiful on these cards, well done :)

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  21. Great way of using the lantern picture as inspiration for the cards with those awesome stamps! Thanks for great tutorials.

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  22. so beautiful, who doesnt love japanese lanterns? what a fab tutorial and a truely beautiful stamp.

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  23. I love Chinese Lanterns, they are so festive! Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

    Carol B

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  24. How beautiful!! The lanterns are absolutely amazing!! Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas!!

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  25. What a cute stamp, love the Japanese lanterns. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love those laterns! Great cards with great designs!

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  27. Love the cards! That lantern image is fantastic!

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  28. Beautiful collection of cards! Thanks for sharing the lantern ideas with us!
    DeniseB

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  29. Love the cards - thanks for great stamping inspiration!!

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  30. Cute cards! I just bought a bunch of these paper lanterns for my daughters b-day decorations! I love them!

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  31. I love the lanterns...lived in Hawaii for 23 years and used those for light! I really could use your glue glider pro for all my wedding thank yous and my wedding scrapbook. 9 days to go!! Love your stuff...very creative designers.

    Nancy Peterson

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  32. These are all such lovely cards. Such a great give away.
    Myrna

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  33. Love the white on red. The lanterns are a great stamp. Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  34. Lanterns look like they be great fun to play with in all sorts of ways.

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  35. Very cute cards...thanks for a chance to win some of your products!

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  36. The lanterns are such a fun image to work with. Great creations!

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  37. I need the lantern stamp!! I have some pictures of Chinese lanterns lining a walkway in the botanical gardens in Montreal, Canada. We had visited that place 2 years ago, but I haven't scrapbooked those pictures, yet.
    Love the cards!

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  38. ooohh, I really love the Japanese lantern stamp! It is so beautiful.

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  39. I am really enjoying viewing all the creative inspiration. Everyone is doing an excellent job. Also glad to have another chance to win your great products. Thanks.

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  40. These are all beautiful cards and I really like the lantern stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win your products.
    Kim xXx

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  41. WONDERFUL CARDS!! I love my GGP!!

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  42. Love the colors and the party atmosphere!

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  43. Very fun cards. Love the MS twine use!!

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  44. what a beautiful card! I love the lanterns!

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  45. great giveaway! would love to win. Thanksforthechance!

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