It’s Christmastime! It’s Christmastime! It’s Christmastime again! Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la! Are you decking YOUR halls, your porch, your yard? When I was a child, Christmas lasted a week. My mom decorated the house a week before Christmas, went shopping a week or less before Christmas, and took down the tree the day after Christmas. Now some people have so many decorations, and it takes so much work to get it altogether, that they start decorating in November. The month of December goes so fast for most adults, there is so much to do. For a child it goes by slowly. If you haven’t yet started, it’s time to deck your halls!
First, die cut the Christmas bulbs.
Leave the bulbs in the negative space of the die cut.
Stamp on top of the die cuts.
bulb bases – Gina K Prickly Pear Ink Pad first then Warm Cocoa Ink Pad
yellow – Altenew Fresh Lemon Ink Pad first then Maple Yellow Ink Pad
NOTE: Don’t press too hard on the stamp. The ink splatters!
green – Simon Says Stamp Fern ink pad first then Teal ink pad
blue – Gina K Blue Raspberry ink pad first then Blue Denim ink pad
Now that you see how I stamped, here’s the other bulb colors:
orange – Hero Arts Tangerine ink pad first then Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel ink pad
red – Gina K Lipstick ink pad first then Red Hot ink pad
white – Hero Arts White Dye ink pad first then Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink pad
card base – 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, cut to 4.25 x 11 inches and folded in half to make a top-folding A2 sized card, 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool
Authentique Colorful Christmas
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape
Scotch Foam Tape was adhered to the back of the top pine bough. Altenew Snowing Stamp was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad – I didn’t like this but kept on going. Later, I covered the black spots with Ranger’s Gold Stickles.
Sentiment was typed on the computer and printed out on 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
To ink the bow, I used Gina K Lipstick ink pad first then Red Hot ink pad. Later I covered the bow with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Clear, but I didn’t like this effect after I did it.
Glossy Accents was applied to the bulbs. This REALLY set it off! Yay!
Sequins from my stash were applied with Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte Glue.
My favorite part of this card is the way the Christmas light bulbs turned out. They looked so beautiful. If you don’t have this set from Sunny Studio Stamps, it is worth the money to invest in them. Now let’s all get crackin’ to Deck the Halls!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Christmas/Winter Holidays http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=742331
Paper Sweeties December Challenge, Christmas https://papersweeties.com/category/blog/ https://ltsqldb.com/v2_thumbnail_linky_enter.aspx?id=282975
52 Christmas Card Throwdown, December – Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 or 2013; My pick is October 2012 Die Cuts. http://52cct.blogspot.com/2017/12/december-pick-previous-challenge-from.html
Simon Says Stamp National Christmas Card Day Challenge http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/page/2/