Monday, December 17, 2012

Bright Lights Of Christmas

Welcome to a new week, Blogland. Are all of you ready for Christmas? We only have a week left! I still have to finish our cards (they should go out today, tomorrow at the latest) and I haven't even started wrapping yet, but I'm feeling pretty put together, all things considered. I thought it might be fun to share a couple of additional cards in the days leading up to the holiday, so here we go...

Today's card is a colorful little number uses the Holiday Lights stamp set to do all of the heavy lifting. I stamped my strand much like I might stamp the string for a banner. I then went back and added the lights in a handful of mostly traditional Christmas light colors. I gave the bulbs a realistic finish by over-stamping each one with watermark ink and heat embossing with clear detail powder.

Next, I stamped my sentiment in two colors by masking off each half with painter's tape when inking. The whole focal panel was matted and mounted to a pre-backgrounded and beribboned base.

Thank you for visiting today. I should have another post or two up in the coming days, so I hope you'll check back soon. In the meantime, Melissa is sharing projects of her new set Heart-2-Heart #11 over on her blog this week. You'll definitely want to see what she has up her sleeve!

Stamps: Holiday Lights, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: New Leaf (old formula), Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: New Leaf Saddle Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Clear Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch