Monday, July 16, 2018

Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Fall/Winter Stamps Release Hop!

We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST July 16th – July 19th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FIVE $25 Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday July 22nd and all winners will be announced July 24th


Greetings friends.  There are lots of new products for Fall and Winter in the latest Impression Obsession release.  For my first project, I wanted  to make a Christmas votive instead of a card.  It uses the new Christmas Lantern image (J20585) as well as the Lantern Window Nativity (D20587).

Here is what the lantern looks like in more light:

And from the side.....

Or, in darkness:

The finished piece has four "walls" with no top or bottom.  I have a battery-powered votive in the center and the light shines through the top as well as the vellum of the votive.

To make the Christmas lantern, I first cut two pieces of navy paper that were 3" x 6 1/2" and scored them so that I had two 3" x 3" panels and a 1/2" strip:
**my strip piece in the photo was too big and was later trimmed.

Next, I embossed the Lantern stamp onto light gold metallic paper with gold embossing powder and embossed the Nativity onto heavy weight vellum with gold embossing powder:
I cut out the center of the lantern, placed it on top of one of the 3" x 3 panels of the blue paper, traced the opening and then used an Xacto knife to cut a hole in the blue panel to match the gold lantern.
I repeated this four times until I had all of the sides of my lantern:


The vellum went in between the blue base and the gold lantern.  All that was left was to fold the blue paper along the scores and tape the blue pieces to form a 4-sided wall to go around my votive.  The best part is that it folds flat to go in an envelope.

I chose the Nativity scene, but there are three other images that fit into the lantern.

These were the items I used:

Don't forget to visit the other designers for more inspiration and for the chance to win a prize!

36 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful lantern!

Anonymous said...

Love the project! You rock!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
Love the glow that shows off the
nativity scene.
thanks for sharing
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Ann Dahne said...

That is a beautiful lantern and you used it so well. Thank you for sharing all the information!

Marsha said...

So pretty.

Jeanette said...

What a great project! Love the lantern!

Colorado Crafter said...

Love how the light glows through the vellum!! So pretty!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful votive holder. So gorgeous with the light glowing through the nativity scene.
Thanks for sharing...

Geri Stuart said...

Love this lantern! Great Christmas in July idea - an't wait to make some! Thanks!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Sherri Thacker said...

Wow!! That lantern is so neat!! I swear I can see the light flickering in the pic!! Lol

TLady said...

WHAT A SUPER PROJECT, Laura!!! LOVE the images you've used, & HOW you've used them!!!! ;) PERFECT for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dana M said...

Wow, what an amazing lantern. Fabulously creative and so beautifully executed.

SmilynStef said...

lovely die cut creation

Miriam Prantner said...

What a wonderful lantern! I love it!

Marsha L said...

Beautiful votive. Thanks for supplying instructions!

Helen Budz said...

This is such a beautiful "lantern". What a lovely gift idea for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this project.

Lori Barnett said...

How totally cool!!!!!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

That was really cool! I didn't know IO had dies like this! On a die note, I was really surprised that you didn't so a project with one of the new CAC backgrounds... I tend to think of you as the CAC Queen :-) I liked this too though!

Leanne said...

Amazing project! Love the lantern... very creative.

McStamper said...

Thanks for sharing your very beautiful project. Fabulous.

Katie said...

wonderful idea, it turned out beautifully! :)

Katie B.

luvhymns said...

Love your lighted nativity!

craftymomma said...

Neat idea!

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

craftymom205 said...

Love the lantern.

StarSpry said...

This is so pretty! I love how it looks with the light glowing inside :)

Kathy Johnson said...

Beautiful project!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, fabulous project! I love this. What a great gift for someone ... or yourself. :-)

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my what an amazing project - thanks for sharing:)

Sue D said...

Love this. Perfect decoration for Christmas.

sharon g said...

That is so beautiful. They would make nice gifts...

Diane Ruggiero said...

Beautiful card

Cindy Holmes said...

I really love this lantern with the nativity scene to shine through! Very pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Love your lantern project!

Kelley H. said...

Beautiful and very creative!