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It's a little hard to see in my photo, but a blue opaque dot is added to the top of this lantern, which is a great look! The glow of the lantern is created using a piecing technique: Stamp the lantern in Outdoor Denim, on the Daisy cardstock. Then on a piece of Honey cardstock, do the same thing, and cut out the globe. Then glue this globe on top of the original image stamped on the Daisy cardstock. Doesn't the BT paper from this Tommy paper pack work great for the background here, as its color echos the glow of the lantern?
This hanging lantern is lifted with 3D Foam Tape, adding dimension to the focal point. The polkadot background of "Babycakes" paper has a repeated motif, in the little bitty sparkles that are sprinkled here and there.
Laughing Lola Papers are the background for this card. Something I really love about this set is the different "glow" images that are provided. Stamped in yellow here, they really brighten these garden-style lanterns.
The word "light" brings so many different ideas to mind, and this stamp set gives us the opportunity to address some very special things. Light . . . that something in a person that emanates from within. Light . . . what it does to your life when someone special is in it. Light . . . what faith brings to a life.
This card is a reminder to someone that their life serves as a beacon. They "hang their lantern on a cord" to lead others toward better things.
Natural hemp is run through a hole punched in the lantern top, and a bitty sparkle is added for the flame.