I Love this lantern, its so homey, and hubby figured we have one around our farm somewhere just like this...now we have to hunt in our put away's to find it...
Again..we did another week with the stitching, and I chose faux stitching, (which I am poor at, my white gel pen was not working properly, so my white thread was a little uneven....super excuse for a new sewing machine....lol
Also I did two of the lantern, cut one out and popped it on top of the other with Foam Tape, but it doesn't show the depth to the picture.
ODBD Stamp Sets Used: The Light of Life, & Birthday Blessings
Paper: Copic Ex-press it, SU Marina Blue, soft blue DSP, WW,
Ink: Copics, Stazon Black,
Accessories: Punch Kit, White Gel Pen, Marina Blue Marker, blue pearls, Foam Tape, Liquid Glue, & Love!
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Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 GMT Views: 1208
Jan what a lovely card. This is a perfect man card. You're coloring is great on here and the l/o is nice. I bet your hubby liked this. I have an old RR lantern that was one of my husbands firsts hanging on a big hood with an old cowboy hat of his. I like lanterns too.
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Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
Oh my goodness, Jan - your DH is going to fall in love with you all over again when he sees this beautiful card, even though I am sure he has ALWAYS been the love of your life!!
Your image is colored so well, and I love that you popped up the lantern for dimension! This is so beautiful with the blue and white layering - makes the lantern and flowers shine out so well!! Such a wonderful card!!
Get ready for your hubby to sweep you off of your feet when you present him with this heartfelt token of your love! HUGS!
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Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 9:44 PM
Wow, now you really know how to make an AMAZING masculine card...I struggled so with mine and this is incredible. Your coloring ROCKS!!! White gel pens are sooo persnickity... I finally found one that doesn't dry up..and how I know that is I didn't use it for almost a year and then it worked fine! BUT I am the worst at faux stitching and you have it DOWN!! I love the sentiment on this card and your lantern is just so beautifully done... your husband will indeed be "WOWED"!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11806
Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 9:58 PM
Oh I hope you find that lamp...that would be so cool...:0). Love your coloring and the pretty blues. great job with the faux sewing.
the soft sponging on the edges sure soften it up... I just bet dad loved it...as do I....TFS...Big hugs...LYMI
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
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Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 5:49 AM
Jan, your card is beautiful! There's something about old lanterns, eh? I have an old railroad lantern with red glass from my uncle's farm, a lil treat he had stowed away in the barn, and now it is a apart of my living room. I smile to see it, reminds me of those cold nights, sitting around a camp fire, sharing stories and admiring the Father's work in the sky. Your hubby must have had his heart warmed to see this. First thing I noticed was your dimension! Love that! Beautiful work, beautiful heart. Lymi
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