I was in a card mingle recently. The theme was "purple". Purple is not my favorite color so this was a bit of a challenge to me.
I chose an Asian theme. The body of the card was stamped with several stamps -- asian face, ginko leaf, fern, coin, etc. I used black ink and Versamark clear.
I made the lantern by punching out two circles of the same size -- one black and one lavender. I cut an edge off of the lavender circle and repeated it on the opposite side. I did the same to the black circle, but making sure the piece cut off was smaller. After gluing these circles together, I attached some metallic mitzuhiki cord to the back. Embellished the stamped floral image on the lantern with a glimmer pen. Attached to card on pop dots.