I made two projects for this blog hop because I just LOVE the Cherry Blossom kit so much!
When I think of cherry blossoms I think of the Orient, and the first thing that came to mind was a lantern. This is not they typical Chinese Lantern but it is a lantern! The first thing I did was cut a lantern from white cardstock from the Silhouette. I cut four red frames, one for each side and I used the branch stencil with brown paint on the silver paper that was in the kit. The silver paper is velumn like so it is translucent and I knew it would let the light through. Be sure if you make a paper lantern to use LCD candles! For the flowers I used the Cherry Blossom Stickers and a ribbon on top.
Here it is lit up at night. Looks so awesome! I put it on my dining room table and it gives just enough light that we don't need to turn on the ceiling light when walking through.
Here is one of the side panels day and night.
Next I made this layout of my very beautiful granddaughter!
I cut out a white circle and painted it pink and purple and then place a layer of faux beads around the edge of the circle.
I made three awesome rosette fans using the paper from the cutout sheets. I LOVE this one! The cute little bird was also included in the kit.
I cut out a parasol and for the parasol handle I painted a toothpick black and used that to give it dimension. The lanterns were also cut from the patterned paper and I used pop tops to give them a lift.
Other products I used were Recollections metal pieces and doilies, Heidi Swapp Acetate title, brads and some of my homemade foam Cherry Blossoms.
On this post I spoke a little about the foam, but let me try to explain how I made them. I cut petals from foam and inked them. As you can see they don't have to be perfect. Next take a petal and put it up against a hot iron, make sure to hold it up with something that won't burn. I was a concerned the foam would melt on my iron, but it didn't. Hold it there until it start to curl and let it drop. Wait a few seconds, pick it up and crunch it up in a tiny little ball, this takes some work. Then open up each petal and pull lightly into shape, trying not to pull out the top where all the curves and wrinkles are. When you have them all done hot glue the petals on a piece of cardstock cut out in a circle, slightly overlapping the previous petal.
Add a brad, button or stamen in the center.
Next stop is the very talented Kelly.
Thanks for stopping by today.