Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project- Lantern

Happy Tuesday Krafters!

It is that time again! Over at the Practical Scrappers we are getting the juices flowing with vellum. Vellum can be used to add a delicate or classy touch to your project. It can also tone down a bright paper or pattern. Trust me; it is to be used on more than just a wedding invitation! Check out how the other DT members used vellum!

I used vellum in two ways for my project. The first way was as the frosted glass in this lantern purchased from the Silhouette Store. On the lower parts of the lantern, I used the Musical Flourish Cuttlebug folder to emboss the vellum. I really like the texture the embossing added.

The second way I used vellum was as rolled flowers and a leaf. I used a Martha Stewart rose leaf punch for the leaf and deco scissors for the flowers. They look great next to the rolled flower from the Graphic 45’s Bontanicabella paper collection. I fussy cut the dragonfly from the collection. It just felt right with this lantern. As I was constructing this project, I imagined a lantern at a good fishing spot or in the back yard in the summer time….I cannot wait until it gets warmer!

Back to the project! To grunge up the lantern a bit, I added some copper Inka Gold. (*side note: be careful and check this product often if you have it. It tends to grow mold! I only notice it on the copper but not the other colors). I love the effect it gives cardstock! It makes it look like old metal. This has become one of my favorite things to do!

Well Krafters, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Remember to stop by the Practical Scrappers' blog for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Lantern-Silhouette Studio
Silhouette Studio
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder
Graphic 45-Bontanicabella
Inka Gold-Copper
Scalloped Deco Scissors
Martha Stewart Rose Leaf
Tim Holtz- Ball Chain


  1. Love those Vellum flowers! Too Cute! TFS!

  2. such a gorgeous lantern!!!! I'm excited to try something like this!!! Love how you used the velum here!

  3. WOWZA! This lantern is gorgeous!

  4. This is a GREAT project!!! I love how it came out!!! The vellum was a fantastic idea.