chinese lanterns

Welcome to my crafty blog. Just a quick card to share with you today using Claritystamp’s ‘chinese lantern floral spray’ stamp set and the colours from this week’s challenge at The Paper Players

Now I’m really sorry, but I forgot to take all my usual step-by-step photos for this one. I started with Clarity’s large square backdrop stamp and sponged Distress Oxides onto it – I used ‘dried marigold’ (instead of pale papaya) and ‘chipped sapphire’ as my 4th colours from The Paper Players’ palette. I then stamped the chinese lantern spray in ‘potting soil’ Archival ink and used the small individual stamps in the set to colour the lanterns with ‘ripe persimmon’ and ‘walnut stain’ for the leaves.

I trimmed the stencil card to fit on a 6×6 card blank and finished with one of Clarity’s line sentiments, which I also stamped in the ‘potting soil’ Archival.

Did you know that the chinese lantern (physalis, to give it it’s proper name) symbolises good health and protection? That made me think it was perfect for a get well card.

6 thoughts on “chinese lanterns

  1. So pretty and peaceful looking! I’ve always loved the chinese lanterns and you’ve used our colors perfectly on your card and the addition of the subtle blue in the background is a nice contrast to the more ‘earthy’ colors! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

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  2. Beautiful! This is such a wonderful image, and I love how you colored it. The background is so soft and subtle, and allows those gorgeous Chinese lanterns to steal the show. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

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  3. Deborah, I just love your card. Like Leanne, my grandmother used to have these growing in her yard and I was always fascinated with their beauty. I love how you popped in the soft blue with the color combo, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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  4. This is beautiful Deborah – I love the delicate detail of that stamp. A mine of information too, as always! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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