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Glowing String of Lights

Glowing String of Lights

Hi All!

Today I’m using another new set I got from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog called In the Trees. Actually, I’m only using one stamp in this set for now – more to come later!

I aimed to create a halo effect around the bulbs. Here is a close-up:

Glowing String of Lights

I used PanPastels for the background. I have a series on how to use this medium – you can find the videos here.

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Fence panel 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

In The Trees
In The Trees
Hardwood Background
Hardwood Background
Big Birthday Wishes
SSS Big Birthday Wishes
PanPastels
PanPastels
DB|AMZN
Memento Luxe Dandelion Ink
Dandelion Ink
EH|SSS
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Uniball Silver Gel Pen
Silver Gel Pen
EH|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Fantastix
Fantastix
BLSY|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
SSS|SU
Absorber
Absorber
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on January 19th, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Connie

    This card would be perfect for a man. I sometimes use Fantastix with coloured pencils but I’ve never used them with ink to achieve the effect you got with the lightbulbs – very clever! Thanks too for reminding me about the Pan Pastels. I love using them but haven’t done so in quite some time. It is so easy to get side-tracked!

  2. wrote on January 19th, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Glenismaree

    I, like Connie, was impressed with the effect you got with the lightbulbs and I liked the simplicity of this card. Thanks Darlene.

  3. wrote on January 19th, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Almadirpaul

    I read the book you gave me (Borrowed Courage) over the holidays. Wow! What a story. Thanks. Are you the Darlene in the book who took the photos?

    • wrote on January 22nd, 2018 at 9:12 am

      darlene

      Yes. 🙂

      • wrote on January 24th, 2018 at 1:18 pm

        Almadirpaul

        Oh that warms my heart. Now I like you even more!!

  4. wrote on January 19th, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Amy

    I really need to start buying more stamping up products – they are really nice! And Darlene, you always seem to get many cards out of one set which is really cool! I love the lights on, this great idea!

  5. wrote on January 19th, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Dayse

    Thankyou for such an interesting video. The luxe ink that you embossed looks fabulous I’m a bit of a fan of memento inks in general. Do you think that because you stamped over pan pastels that it delayed the drying? Mementos usually dry almost straight away. The card sentiment really popped when you outlined it, I’m going to try that on my next card.

    • wrote on January 22nd, 2018 at 9:13 am

      darlene

      I suppose it’s possible the pastels delayed the drying – maybe it wasn’t sticking to the cardstock as well. Good observation Dayse!

  6. wrote on January 19th, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Andrea

    I love the simplicity of this design! One tip (which I admittedly don’t always do myself) when you’re heat embossing, is to test the paper by sprinkling embossing powder over it without having stamped in Versamark yet. That way, if any is going to stick anywhere you don’t want it, you’ll find out before you stamp. Especially helpful if you’ve done other stamping or techniques that might have left moisture in/on the paper. Also, I was wondering if you use an anti-static tool/bag? I don’t notice you doing so in your videos. I always use one when I heat emboss, and I really think it helps, at least most times. It doesn’t keep every single stray fleck from sticking where I don’t want them, but I believe it cuts down on that. After a bit of sticker shock when I was going to get a powder bag at Michael’s, I just cut up small pieces of muslin & sew them into pouches. I fill them with cornstarch, sew them shut, and have my own for really just pennies. Anyway, just thought I’d mention that. Hope you have a great weekend, Darlene! It’s supposed to be warmer, so I’m hoping to get out at least some. 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on January 22nd, 2018 at 9:15 am

      darlene

      Hi Andrea. Yes, I do sometimes test the cardstock first, but in this case I didn’t think I needed to because Memento never gives me trouble with drying. But, as Dayse mentioned above, maybe the Pan Pastels had something to do with the drying speed. I do have an anti-static bag, which I use on occasion. But, I usually don’t reach for it. I think the climate in my craft room is one where the powder doesn’t stick very much – lucky me!

  7. wrote on January 19th, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Carol Mac

    Good tip erasing the versa mark sentiment! I will just have to remember to leave my stamp in the Misti! Laughing because your stamp-a-ma-jig is filthy…my tip to you is use an alcohol swab and it will clean it right up! Love the card!

    • wrote on January 22nd, 2018 at 9:16 am

      darlene

      Hi Carol – funny you noticed that! Yes, it definitely needs a cleaning. 🙂

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