I am participating in a ATC swap. Those are so fun to do. You’d be amazed at the things people can do with a tiny canvas. There are some BIG TALENT in this swap (so intimidating) so I want mine to be up to snuff.

I joined for 2 groups. I wanted to do something fun yet ORIGINAL! Not always easy.

Since  I am so in love with Chinese Paper Lanterns I figured a fun way to make my very own-stamp style of course! LOL!

For this particular ATC

Asian Lantern


1) I stamped my vellum cardstock with the flowers first. Let dry.

2) I ran cardstock through my paper crimper. (Not easily captured in this photo)

3) Punched out with desired punch. You can make is with the Key Tag punch (really cool and my favorite), oval, and the circle punches (as shown here)

4) I layered the back with white cardstock (glue dots are on flower centers to adhere vellum without being able to see them). This allows you to make you “lantern” any color-pink, black whatever! I chose white so it would contrast with the bkgd. This also allows you to “hang” it without viewing the silver cord.

Cool huh?

Stamps set was by SU! Artfully Asian and Fancy Pants Pollen Dust. Colored with my white Singlo gel pen and markers by Prism.

Onto the next ATC

Butterfly of happiness

atc butterfly

Well time was running out and sticking with original ideas, since I LOVE my Poppin Acetate technique and card figured I’d replicate that in smaller form! Hope they like it!

Stamp and paper is listed in the tutorial.

Thanks for looking.


 I would love to challenge you to make an ATC (card measuring 3/12 x 2 1/2) based on a larger card you or someone else may have done. Its a fun starting point.