Moroccan Lantern

What is more fun, that being able to make something your own. To be able to alter one design into something more you or something that speaks to you more. How ever you want to put it….it’s fun and challenging πŸ™‚

I got the opportunity, when Bird released her new collection Truly, Madly, Deeply . And it was indeed a challenge! I used most of day and a night to figure out how to change the pattern in the Heart Shaped Lantern and I think I pulled it off rather nicely:


Now this is not for newbies! You have to use several features in the Silhouette software like release compound path, cropping and welding and eventually you end up with something you like πŸ˜€ The only thing I’m not satisfied with, is that I would like to have the main patterned be an offset of the panel pattern – like Birds lantern – but I simply couldn’t make that happen. The pattern I’m using is Moroccan Background by Ginny Nilson design ID #11449 in the Silhouette Design Store but you can use lots of other backgrounds or patterns. Just play around with it.

I used AC Cardstock in Grape along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade and vellum in Teal to make the lantern.


I decorated it with a butterfly from Prima and flowers also from Prima.


I definitely had fun with this one and love that Bird’s files are so versatileΒ and can be altered into something different. Give it a shot!!!!

And how about this night shot:


Gorgeous isn’t it?

Thanks for stopping by and please remember to leave comment ❀


44 thoughts on “Moroccan Lantern

  1. Absolutely perfect Helle. I love it. Paper is amazing too and specialy in the dark is very beautiful with light inside and buterfly. It’s remeinds me hot night in Marocco like you said. I looove it Helle!!!

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  2. I love that you’ve turned your lantern into a Moroccon version, it’s stunning!
    I love the patterned paper you used for the lid panels and the way you referenced the colours in your card and vellum, purple and teal work so well together! The embellishments help to make it look really Summery too.
    Thank you so much Helle! πŸ™‚

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I am fascinated with the change of style. I have got to get my time freed up so I can design.

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  5. Beautiful!
    I was wondering if you could create the offset in the same way you can get a shadow on font. In design space put the image to print and cut with the bleed on, grab a screen shot and then upload the bled image removing the bits you don’t want. Then use this as the base. I really don’t know if it would work, but worth a try xx


  6. Stunning! I am the beginner you mentioned and stand amazed that all of this could be done. Somewhere in the far distant future for me, but thanks for the dream.

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  7. I love e very thing about this, the pattern and the card stock. I should probably know but I am blanking out does the AC meaning anything? I wondered who made the Grape color. Purple is my favorite color and also the teal so this is perfect. I have a Cricut but I’m not anywhere near advanced enough to make something like that. I mostly make cards and would love to have some of that Grape paper. I envy you your talent.

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    1. Thanks Jody πŸ™‚ AC means American Crafts, the company that makes my preferred cardstock πŸ™‚ Just keep playing and making cards and eventually you’ll have no trouble with the more advanced stuff πŸ™‚


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