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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Lights

Here's another Christmas card for my stash using PTI Holiday Lights and 
Love Lives Here: Holiday.

I started by stamping the main light string with black ink and then adding the 'holiday lights' with Versamark, so that I could used red and yellow embossing powder. Once this was finished, I decided to add a 'glow' to each light by sponging the areas with yellow ink. Finally, I stamped the pine boughs from Love Lives Here: Holiday along the light strings to create a garland effect. The sentiment was added with black ink. The white front panel was then attached to a Pure Poppy card base.
The inside of the card uses another sentiment from Holiday Lights and the pine bough and dotted images from Love Lives Here: Holiday/

Card Details:
Stamps:  Holiday Lights, Love Lives Here: Holiday
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  CTMH: Sweet Leaf, Holiday Red, Sunny Yellow;  Versamark
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White
Other Supplies: Martha Stewart Embossing Powders: Lady Bug, Daffodil

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

9 comments:

Kara said...

beautiful!! those lights really glow!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Karen! Someone's been shopping! I waffled with the holiday lights set. Your card design is perfect!

carol (krillsister) said...

Great card. Love the bough from Love Live here, but I didn't get that set. Those lights look great.

Suzie said...

Great card! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Leigh said...

Super pretty, Karen! I love how you combined the two sets!

Michelle said...

Love that yellow embossing! Reminds me of the glow you get from those big bulbs. Takes me back for sure.

Gayatri said...

The Holiday lights card is just beautiful. Love the glow :)

Jen Adcock said...

How beautiful. I have only used HL once and not too well either I might add. Thanks for showing me how it's done. Very inspiring indeed! Gorgeous!

Anne B said...

Love your design and embossing but I wish you hadn't tempted me with those holiday lights - have been doing my best to resist!