Ha ha, my mom's name is Ann and she's very crafty, so whenever I visit the Crafty Ann's site I think of her! I also think of this particular Crafty Ann, of course, whose work I've enjoyed for some time. I've participated in a few of her challenges, but I'm finally entering one with one of her lovely images.
I grabbed this lantern digi for my card for the CDAC challenge sponsored by Crafty Ann's, and since it's a freebie I saved it for a challenge like this. I had so much luck heat-embossing it on vellum last time that I did it again, with my new sparkly purple embossing powder. LOVE that stuff! I did the same with the lantern stamp.
And the back:
Inspiration: Crafty Ann's Challenge #42: Oriental
Stamps: Good Fortune Lantern by Crafty Ann's; Lantern and Cherry Blossoms from Asian by Design set by Stampendous
Paper: Brazzill, Recollections vellum, Staples résumé paper
Tools: SCAL, Cricut, MS detail scissors, HP printer & ink
Other: Sakura & Elmers gel pens, Copic markers, Memento ink, ZipDry glue, Stampendous embossing powder, Marvy heat tool, Versamark & InkItUp inks
Download my Tent Card template for SCAL (please leave a comment and let me know you're using it. And I'd love to see any resulting cards!)
Update 6/9/11: The Lantern Sentiment worked! I'm very pleased to have received a top three placement in the Crafty Ann's Oriental Challenge.