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May 19, 2016

Linterna Brillante (Brilliant Lantern)

Hello everyone!  Barbara here today.  The Craftwell USA eBrush design team is still working with the beautiful Sabor Papel papers this month.  We just participated in a Cinco de Mayo blog hop with them, and if you missed it, you can find more inspiration by clicking here.   

However,  my project for today is a 3D festive lantern that would be suitable for any party or occasion.

The Sabor paper collections are quite beautiful, as you can see.  I die cut the lantern pieces in white card stock first to get an idea of how it goes together.  That way, I hoped I would not make any mistakes when cutting out my gorgeous papers.

So, when you are comfortable with the assembly, simply follow the directions given.  Below are the two pieces of the lantern.  Cut two pieces of vellum to fit behind the openings and adhere to the inside of the lantern.  The lantern comes apart so you can put a battery-operated candle inside.  DO NOT use a real tea light candle, only the battery-operated type should be used.

Punch two strips of white card stock along the 11" side of paper, as shown.

Trim paper about 1/4" from the punched openings on both strips.

Choose your marker colors to match your paper.  Adhere the two strips together and lay it onto a scrap of paper to catch the overspray from the eBrush.

eBrush your strip using all four marker colors, as shown.

Adhere strip around the bottom of the lantern top.  When you come to a corner, trim the strip evenly with the angle of the top, as shown.  Only cut the 1/4" section, not the decorative section.

When you turn the corner, you will have this tiny extra piece sticking up, which you will need to trim once again, following the angle of the top.  This will give the border strip a neat, mitered look.

Here are the three pieces finished from the front.

Here are the lantern pieces from the inside.  There is a little strip of paper that is glued inside to hold the battery-operated tea light candle.  This piece is then inserted into the larger piece, on the left, to close it up.

And here it is with the tea-light on.  I decided at the last minute to fussy cut a shape from the Amor Enamored paper and adhered it to the top of the lantern with foam dots for added dimension.  (See finished photo above).

Supplies used:

Craftwell USA eBrush
Sabor Papel:  Amor - RamitosAmor EnamoredOlĂ© Sorpresa
Silhouette electronic cutting machine
Silhouette cut file:  3D Lantern
Copic Markers: BG15, R05, RV06, G05
Decorative edger punch
White card stock
Battery-operated tea light candle

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop by the Craftwell blog for more inspiration from the team. 

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