September 21st was my Mom's 77th birthday. She so loved the lantern paper from Graphic 45's Bird Song collection last year that I kept aside a 12 x 12 sheet in order to make her some cards with it. I finally got to it. I decided to make her little note cards (3 1/2" x 5 1/5"). So I 'fussy cut' all the lanterns I could from a 12 x 12. I had a few other leftover pieces that I used as well to make a total of eighteen cards.
As you can see, for some of the cards I used a piece of velum to tone down, just a little, the beautiful patterns on the paper so that the lanterns would stand out a bit better.
Here they are in smaller groups for a better look.
Because there are so many cards I didn't take any side view shots to show all the popped up lanterns, etc. It was a joy to make these for my Mom, and I'm pleased that she is happy with them.
I will add that making 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" cards is so fun. Because they are smaller, they are a little easier to create for. I only wish I had had the time to make a lovely box to hold them all.
Thank you for checking in to have a peek today.