Friday, November 8, 2019

Christmas Lights, Merry and Bright!

I made a Christmas card with the really fun, cool, new Simon Says Stamp Christmas Bulbs dies, from the Cheer and Joy release...
 I LOVE a number of things about these bulbs!  They have cut out "shadows", separate pieces for the "tops", and a hole in the top for stringing!  What this means for someone like me, who is not the best colorer, is that these bulbs look amazing no matter who you are!!  I die cut and layered the bulbs.  I used a white layer right underneath the colored layer for the shadow.  Then, I had the idea to make the bulbs shiny...like they're real bulbs.  So, I coated JUST the top colored die cut with Glossy Accents.  I let them dry, then adhered them to the white layer.  I HAD tried glossy accenting the entire bulb, but the glossy turned the white shadows just a little "off", so I ditched all of them, and simply glossied JUST the colored bulb.  I used silver for the tops.  I strung them together with silver thread, and adhered to a panel that I had stamped the new Simon Outline Christmas Bulbs and Simon Merry and Bright sentiment on.  I stamped the sentiment with versa mark and BLACK embossed...was going for a shiny that would compliment the shiny of the bulbs.  Here's a close up...
Oh my goodness...what wonderful fun!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

4 comments:

  1. Oh, I Love your card. That die looks Awesome. Love the colors you used. Happy day to you.
    cindys-greencricut

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  2. Super cool! How about doing one with bulbs that have the water bubbles in them? That would nostalgic too.

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  3. I LOVE this card! The shine on the lights looks perfect. Great job!

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