Christmas Lights

I pulled out a very old stamp set and inked it up for Falliday Fest at Split Coast Stampers and the Retro Rubber Challenge.

The stamp set I used is lights4Christmas from The Stamps of Life, dated September 2013. I’m sure I have inked it up, but can’t remember when. The Falliday Fest Challenges at Splicoast Stampers had a challenge to make a Christmas Card with light. I found a similar idea on the gallery at TSOL, so I tweaked it a bit and followed the idea. This twine has been in my stash for several years and it matched the blue cardstock. Gluing it down was the hardest part of this card as it kept wanting to come up. I used SU cardstock for the cardbase and lawn fawn inks for the lights. The embossing folder is a Darice one. There is a lot of sparkle on the lights. Thanks for looking!

20 thoughts on “Christmas Lights

    1. Thanks! I struggle with that folder. I seems to split my paper, so I carefully glued it down and the recipient will never know.

  1. Love your retro string of lights. As a kid, I remember those large bulbs on our Christmas tree. Love the card and the shine on your bulbs.

    1. Thanks! We had those bulbs for years. I kind of like them a lot better than the current small ones as they are bigger and put out quite a bit of light.

    1. Yes, there is a lot of sparkle on them along with metallic marker on the turning part of each bulb. It was fun to add sparkle and shine to. Thanks!

    1. Thanks! I always enjoy pulling out the older items that haven’t been used in quite a while. The Retro challenge is quite helpful for this.

  2. The bright primary colours you’ve used really add cheer and zing to your creation! I like the simple layout with the textured background – fabulous! Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  3. I love your Christmas lights on the red background. The embossing on your background really adds to this. I totally understand about trying to get the twine down. I usually wind up with too much glue, which drives me nuts.

    1. Thanks! Yes, I glued as I went with the twine hoping to get it to stick and get the loops. It was fun to create!

  4. What great fun your string of Christmas lights are! The use of twine to loop them together is genius! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon.

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