Sunday, October 12, 2014

Neon Christmas

My mojo has been running on empty the past few days, but when I saw the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge was to use neon colors to create your holiday card, I got inspired.

I followed the current sketch from Clean & Simple challenges:

and no, I didn't use washi tape. Well, I did, but not in the way you'd think.

Here's the first card I made:

I CASEd the snowflake idea from Jennifer McGuire's post. I'd wanted to try it, and once I combined that idea with the angles of the sketch, and threw in neon, it all came together pretty quickly. I used Hero Arts neon inks for the snowflakes, and Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Blue for the sentiment so I could clear emboss it.

Then there was a glimmer of light and I thought maybe if I used a pink washi tape as the border, I could enter this into the current Jingle Belles PINK Christmas challenge:

Oh, here's proof that the sentiment is actually embossed:

I may or may not go back and add something to the centers of the snowflakes. The jury is still out on that.

Then I got another idea, which I'll post separately since I'd also like to link it to the sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: washi tape, vat of clear embossing powder, and the following:


  1. Another great addition to the *PINK* Jingle Belles challenge, Leslie! :)

  2. Very pretty! I saw Jennifer's video, too, and I wanna try it soon. Yours turned out really well.

  3. What a fun color combination for a holiday card ... thanks again for going PINK with us at Jingle Belles.

  4. If I had thought to combine these colours in my head, I would have thought I was nuts. AND YET - perfection. Seriously awesome!

  5. A vat of clear EP! hee hee I was just trying to remember the other day if I even owned any clear EP. I was too lazy to open the drawer and look so now we still don't know. Great card and the washi tape was a brilliant addition. I'm still not seeing the neon and Christmas tho!

  6. not only do i *LOVE* this as a pink card, it's a brilliant (in every sense!!!) take on the sketch AND maybe my favorite use of neon EVER in the whole wide world! seriously! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! (ps: ta v much for another JB linkup, that is awesome!!!!!!) <3

  7. MORE PINK!!!! What Love this neon card, so cute cheerful and fun!


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