12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas – Day 8 Lantern Card

It’s Day 8 of my 12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas! It’s a good thing I have these handmade gifts put together, because I haven’t gotten much of my other shopping done! I need to get working on that! Over the last few days I’ve posted ideas for a cute treat jar, a totally different treat jar, a nice Christmas banner, a lovely card set, and a beautiful piece of wall art, among others. Today I have another handmade gift idea for you – a very simple one at that. It is a lantern card.

12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas - Day 8 Lantern Card made with the Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem tamp set

I guess I’m not sure if you can truly consider this a ‘gift’ but I would consider it an upgrade for someone who deserves more than a card! It’s a card and a lantern in one! I received a lantern card from a customer a few years ago that she made with the Everyday Jars framelits, and I always set it out at Christmas with my decorations.

12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas - Day 8 Lantern Card made with the Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem tamp set

I made this using our Night in Bethlehem stamp set. I stamped the shepherd and star onto vellum using black ink. Then I stamped the town with Basic Gray ink three times without re-inking to created the faded effect. I used a heat tool to dry the ink, then flipped it over when I attached it to the card so the stamping is on the back side of the vellum. Keep this in mind if you want to recreate this idea – you will be stamping it reverse of how it looks on the card. When you are stamping, the shepherd is on the right side looking left.

12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas - Day 8 Lantern Card made with the Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem tamp set

I placed a battery-operated tealight inside the card. Here you can see it in the dark. So pretty!

12 Days of Handmade Gift Ideas - Day 8 Lantern Card made with the Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem tamp set

Stop back in because I have four more days of handmade gift ideas, and the ones left include some of my favorites!

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