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Monday, October 26, 2015

Christmas Lights and Glitter!



Hey everyone - Merry Monday!! Just love having a Monday off every other week so I can check out the latest challenge at Merry Monday! This week, Wendy asks us to use Christmas lights and glitter on a card. I did a string of Christmas lights for the rainbow challenge a few weeks ago, so I decided to do something with individual stamped bulbs. I had the perfect little bulb on a Hero Arts clear set called Friends and Family (CL803).

I should start from the beginning and thank Hero Arts for the goodies that arrived in my mailbox on Friday. Just love everything!! That very night I stamped a bunch of elves from a new holiday Stamp & Cut called Santa's Elves (DC160). When the catalog came out, this set went right on my wish list but it disappeared quickly from stock. I had to wait a bit to get my set but it was well worth it - these elves are simply adorable!! When I saw the new Merry Monday challenge today I knew I had to get at least one elf on a card with Christmas lights! I can also use this card for the current Hero Arts holiday challenge.

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Here's my card:

Elf with tree and present

I started with a Flourished Tree (Design id #22591) made on the Silhouette. I inked it with Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough and Gathered Twigs Distress inks, misting it a bit to blend. I doodled a bit of texture on the trunk with a Copic marker. I adhered it to a metallic blue layering panel and stamped the bulbs using my MISTI. Added the white hill cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders. I colored the girl elf with Copics, added green metallic accents (Hero Arts) to her dress and cap, then added clear gems to the cap and slippers. The present stamp came from a cute 2012 Hero Arts set called Bring on the Merry (CL644), also colored with Copics and the bow has stickles for my glitter!! I added glossy accents to the Christmas bulbs - done! I saved the sentiment for the inside.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to check out all the fabulous Design Team cards for this week's Merry Monday challenge. And you have until November 12th to add a project to the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge - people have uploaded some gorgeous cards there already!

15 comments:

Heather Maria said...

Merry Monday to you too, Linda:) Delighted to hear your Hero Arts goodies have arrived already!

Your card is absolutely adorable! Love the cute scene you have created with so many great details! The tree with lights looks fab and I love the sweet elf with your beautiful colouring and embellishing!

Linda said...

Simply adorable. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Betty Keefe said...

you are speedy to get all that great coloring done today!! cute scene you created!

Lin said...

Oh how fun, Linda - love this happy card and your long-awaited elf!

Cindy C. said...

Super cute!! I like how you add the light bulbs onto the tree!!!

Bonnie said...

Love your lighted tree, Linda! And that elf is adorable! THanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

Adorable card, Linda!! That little elf is so stinkin cute and I really love the tree with the Christmas lights! Cute design too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Dawn Turley said...

so cute. i'm waiting for my elves to arrive as I can't wait to get started with them. Love your lovely lights on your pretty tree

Lauren said...

What an amazing card- so much detail and care has gone into this and the end result is fantastic!

Cat Craig said...

Adorable Linda! Love that lil elf and the tree is fab against that glimmery paper.

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous winter scene Linda, I love your cute elf. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Colleen said...

Cute cute cute...love your little elf and that tree is fabulous!

Claire Broadwater said...

I love your tree and your little elf is adorable! Great coloring! XX

Susangail Powell said...

If all the elves are anything like that one - it was worth the wait. What an adorable card!

~amy~ said...

How cute is this?! So fun!
Thanks for joining us for the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge!