Friday, 22 February 2019

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week Friday Die Day is Lanterns - one of the Destination China
dies designed by Lene Lok.
There are three dies in the set and the approximate measurements are:
Lantern 1: 2.10 x 4.10 in. 5.50 x 10.50 cm
Lantern 2: 1.35 x 4.05 in. 3.50 x 10.50 cm
Lantern 3: 2.76 x 3.35 in. 7.10 x 8.60 cm

I chose to cut each one from gold mirror card, I was undecided which ones
to use so though it best to cut all three.

I then remembered the Shadow Box frame that I made 
(quite a few Friday Die Days ago!)
This is 1/2 inch border frame and the tutorial is here.
I placed a piece of Graphic 45 patterned paper inside.

Using a square piece of red cardstock I used Chinese Traditional Fence 
insert die to cut the decorative section to the right.

I placed the round die cut lantern to the centre.

The square lantern I sliced in half.

Positioned this to the top left hand corner and then stamped the open areas.
This is a Kaisercraft stamp and I felt it had an Eastern feel.

Attached 3D Foam Squares to the reverse.

Popped inside the frame. Nipped out to the garden to take the photos.

Lanterns is available on the website pre-loved here.
Chinese Traditional Fence is available pre-loved here.
You can also grab those 3D Foam Squares, black and white here,
and if you fancy making a frame, the 1/2 border one is available here.

So what are we up to this weekend? 
I'm at Marie's Emporium tomorrow for a workshop and 
Sunday catching up with housework.

I am looking at my rather sad garden at the moment that has taken
a battering over the winter and thinking new shrubs are in order.
Any recommendations for shrubs that thrive on neglect please?

Take care friends, have a lovely weekend.


hazel young said...

Wonderful box frame Christine. Enjoy your workshop, not the cleaning so much lol. I find skimmia, pieris and fatsia(castor oil plant)do well and I do nothing to them except the watering when very hot. I do find the fatsia doesn't like full sun though xx Hazel said...

Morning Christine.
A lovely picture, thank you.
I know absolutely nothing about plants, sorry.
Have a great weekend, Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


Chris said...

A beautiful card Christine, it does look very oriental.
Have a great weekend.
Chris xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely box frame.

Littlelamb said...

Wonderful box frame Christine. Enjoy your weekend. Sorry can’t help with the plants.

Jackie Durrant said...

Nice project Christine thank you. If you are happy with foliage a green and gold euonymous will look after itself and for flower a variegated wiegela has pretty pink flowers and variegated leaves so that's quite pretty plus Mrs Popple hardy fuschia will grow anywhere it seems. Hope these ideas help. Have a good weekend xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Love it, love it, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely oriental card Christine. The Fence background goes so well with your lanterns.
To add to the plant suggestions above, Mahonia is a great evergreen especially for winter flowers and berries and Camellias too.
Colourful Hebes are good too though they will require a haircut now and again. Xx

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