After taking the A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 class I had to re-create Catherine Pooler's string of lights card. I created a similar background using supplies I had on hand and purchased the string of lights die from Penny Black so I could make lights of my own. They are a great reminder of my childhood Christmas. (even though I insist of having white icicle lights on my own home)
My lights were colored with Copics, then wink of stella pen, and finally covered in glossy accents. Then my background and lights sat on my table for a few weeks waiting for the perfect challenge or sketch to pull it all together. The new Fusion Card Challenge seemed perfect to me!
When I saw the big circle in the sketch I knew I could use some yellow ink to create a nice glow. To add just a bit more sparkle I used some Iridescent Ice embossing powder on my banner. The lights were already sparkly and bright. Thank you Fusion Card Challenge for helping me create the card that will go to my parents this Christmas!
Stamps: Christmas Bliss (Stampin' UP!)
Ink: Black Onyx (Versafine); Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade (Distress)
Copics: B02, B04, B05, G02, G05, YG41, RV25, R29, R59, Y11, Y08, Y19, YR65, YR68, R24
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Zig Zag Stencil (SimonSaysStamp) , Sparkle String (Penny Black)