Monday, November 2, 2015

Deck the Halls

I know, I know, it's still the first week of November, and I've made another Christmas card, and not even for a challenge. Here's my card, then I'll explain:

I was enabled to need this set last year, and for some reason I pulled it out of my Holiday Stuff drawer the other day. I stamped the string of lights repeatedly to cover two sides of the card. Then the card panel seemed very white, so I used some Distress Ink to add a bit of color to the main open area, and tried to add a bit around the edges and between the bulbs, too.

I colored the tops of the lights with a gold gel pen, colored the lights with Copics, then covered the lights with clear Wink of Stella. They are shiny:

For my last act, I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment.

I plan to focus more on Thanks and Fall-themed cards in November, but since I haven't designed my Christmas or Chanukkah cards yet, a few more will undoubtedly slip into the mix. Oh, and this card won't be my mass-produced card. Nuh-uh. My mama didn't raise any fools.

Thanks for stopping by!

Some of the stuff I used: Copics (0, Y13, Y08, YR02, YR15, B02, B05, G02, G05, R02, R35), gold gelly pen, and the following:


  1. Pretty and sparkly! The lights do look like one continuous and not-yet-tangled string, nicely done!

  2. Leslie, This is adorable! I love how your string of lights wraps around the two sides. And, the color you added to the center of this too-white card is perfect. :)

  3. well YOWZA! i love this! perfection! ♥

  4. I love that stamp set...I feel sorry for people too young to remember those gigantic (compared to led's) Christmas light bulbs. As soon as I see them I want snow, holiday romance novels and a cuddle up with a cup of something warm and a tree to look at and do some daydreaming. Thanks for bringing me a happy holiday memory! (I have that set too, but am still working fall cards.)

  5. Sparkly! I remember when Christmas decorative lights really looked like that.


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