Fairy Lights Christmas Card By Sarah

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If you’re still undecided about Christmas card designs for this year, here’s one last one from me to help you choose.

Retro-Christmas-Fairy-Lights

  1. Cut a panel of black card to the width of your fairy lights stamp, and a height to leave an even border all the way round when you attach it to your card blank later.
  2. Stamp your fairy lights in embossing ink – I used a stamping press to keep them all level and evenly spaced.
  3. Sprinkle over your embossing powder of choice and heat til just melted.
  4. Flip your fairy lights stamp to the other way up and repeat the stamping and heat embossing in the spaces between.
  5. Use a white paint pen to fill in each lightbulb, then colour over the top with felt tip pen. I experimented with a couple of different combos of pencil and pen – this is what I thought made them shine brightest!
  6. Finish off the lightbulbs with Glossy Accents. I love the texture these little raised domes bring
  7. Add your sentiment sitting on the wires between the lights. I tried handwriting in white pen first but it didn’t look quite right so I found a website where I could type it to look like it was made on a label maker, printed it on lightweight card and stuck it down covering my handwriting.
  8. Drag a gold ink pad along the edges of your card front, pop your black panel in the middle raised up on foam tape and you’re done!

Supplies/potential early Christmas presents to yourself:

Avery Elle Retro Ornaments Stamp

Versamark Embossing Ink

Nuvo Classic Gold Embossing Powder

Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder

Bazzill Basics Licorice Twist Black Cardstock

Neenah Solar White Card

Dylusions white paint pen

Ranger Glossy Accents

Goodbye Anti Static Powder Tool

3M Scotch Foam tape

Scor double-sided tape

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer

Tonic Mini Guillotine

Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

Gold ink

Felt tip pens

Printed sentiment

Heat tool

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