Even though I shouldn't say so myself - I am thrilled with this card I made. The idea started in my head a few weeks ago. I first tried to make it using vellum but my ink still hadn't dried four days after stamping so I gave up on that media and then this week there are two challenges for which it would have been perfect so I decided it had to be made now. Unfortunately I just managed to miss Polka Doodles which needed a shaped card but Cupcake Craft wanted circles so I am entering there. I am also in time for Sophisticat which has an oriental theme and Colour Create wanted red, black and off-white. Hubby's middle daughter is getting married next weekend and she and her new hubby are honeymooning in Japan. I knew I wanted to make a Japanese Lantern shaped card and I dry embossed the back in stripes to emulate the hoops of a real paper lantern.