Sunday, 28 April 2013

Innovative!

I actually wasn't going to post this card. Although I personally like it lots,  it's a very straight forward layout but I was so chuffed with my inventive hanging for the lantern I had to show you. This is one of the gorgeous stamps from Lynn Perella over at Paper Artsy.


I wanted my lantern to hang out from the card and not lay flat out against it so I spent ages rummaging through the old stash, trying to work out how I was going to do it.  Finally I came up with this......


I think the spring thingy is actually something used in jewellery making.  I managed to pull the top layer of the spring down and find a brad long enough to insert through it and fix it on the other side.  It's quite stable but it adds so much dimension now it's not flat against the card.

8 comments:

Sue said...

Very clever:)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card Carol, love your lantern, it hangs beautifully. Love the image too. Tracy x

sam21ski said...

Perfect Carol and I do so love to see oriental in black, white and red!!

Great hanging by the way.

Sam xxx

nimucha said...

This work is amazing! One of the best in your collection. Love it :)

Heather said...

Clever girl - where there's a will there's a way! This card is very stylish.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful and elegant and a very clever solution for the hanging!

Juls said...

This is stunning, love the colour combo hugs Juls xxx

Alison said...

It's a beautiful card, & very clever Carol! TFS! xx