Saturday, December 1, 2012

Colorful Christmas Lights

Happy Saturday!

Time is running out to get my Christmas cards finished, so I've spent a good portion of the day doing just that.

I have a fun one to share with you today. I found a Sizzix die-cut set the other day for 40% off and couldn't wait to play with it! It comes with a Christmas light, an ornament and a stocking. Here's my card using the light die.



I cut out four of them, colored them with Copics, added Glossy Accents and Frosted Lace Stickles, then used a string and dimensional adhesive to adhere them to the card base. The background is white embossed with Hero Arts' Tiny Flakes.

I had the day off today from work, and I am actually at the start of an eight day vacation. It'll be spent getting the tree up and decorations out and basically catching up with life before a busy holiday season
gears up in the floral department.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! :)

24 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Wow....love the SHINE! I can almost feel the HEAT from the lights! You did an awesome job stringing the lights!

Rosemary said...

really fun card, barb... those light remind me of the kind we used to put on our tree when i was a kid!! enjoy your time off!

Dawn said...

Saw this over at Flickr and was very impressed. It is a cute card and the lights really look 3D. Enjoy your break.

Donna Bowman said...

Super cute card Barb!! I love the design and the glittery silver! I think I have that die - I may have to CAS!! :)

DoodleSuze said...

Awesome! Those lights look real .. great Card.

joy said...

WOWZER! Those lights look like they are popping right off the card - amazingly realistic, Barb!

Have a great week off - it will definitely FLY by!!

Lynn said...

Love those gorgeous primary colors! Awesome Barb!

Karen B. said...

I'm so glad you explained how you made these bulbs, because I thought you put real ones on your card! My grandpa always decorated his outside tree with these big bulbs and I find them so beautiful.

Judy1223 said...

Barb, your card instantly brought back such fond memories of my childhood...we used to put lights like those up on our tree (REALLY big and richly colored...not like the tiny ones they make today). I smiled as soon as I saw your card...they look so REAL! What a fin card. Enjoy your days off decorating before the busy work season kicks in!

Sue McRae said...

These bulbs are so realistic Barb! Love the shine and the glitter and how you strung them up!

Cindy C. said...

Wow the light bulbs look so real! Fabulous card Barb!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Such a fun, bright and cool Christmas card! LOVE it!

Leni said...

Fun card! Love to see that the lights are so real! Wish you a lot of fun decorating your house!

maria f. said...

Admitting my age when I say I remember those bulbs! My parents' friends had them on their Christmas tree every year. Yours look so incredibly real. And paired with the perfect sentiment!

Nancy said...

WOW Barb! This is just the coolest card! You made those bulbs look so real! Love it!

Trinh said...

Love those bulbs, Barb! They make me think of the ones we used when I was little. Enjoy your time off!

Dixie Cochran said...

Barb, it looks like your lights are glowing. Beautiful!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Before I read your post, I thought you had used actual light bulbs! So realistic, fun and bright!

alexandra s.m. said...

Amazing effect Barb!
I love it!
Thank you~

walchowDesign said...

This is so fun with the bulbs, Barb! Have never seen one before and you've done a great job in making them glow! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Kathy (krolski) said...

The colored lights with glossy accents are GREAT, Barb! Such a festive card! Love it!

Greta said...

This is just fabulous, Barb! Have to remember to use Glossy Accents on Christmas lights--just perfect! Enjoy your time off & Happy Holidays!

fun stamping said...

This card is simply amazing - those lights look so real!Just wonderful!

Brenda said...

Those little lights look so real! Gorgeous card Barb!

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