Hey friends! I have a one last Christmas card to share with you all today for the Brutus Monroe blog hop! For this card I used the stamp set that came in Brutus Monroe’s stamp of the month club. The stamp is intended to be a light bulb but when I was looking at it it reminded me of ornaments that I have seen created with the old chunky Christmas lights. So I did a little stamp surgery and cut the wire off the stamp (I can easily put it back together for future cards) and I used that to do my stamping.
So I stamped with bulb onto some vellum (which I had treated with a powder tool) with an embossing ink and then embossed them with Alabaster embossing powder. Next I took the Snow Friends stamp set and pulled out the snowflake stamps and arranged them on each of the bulbs. I stamped the snowflakes with embossing ink and used Gilded Sparkle embossing powder. Before setting the powder with my heat tool I took a paintbrush and brushed away any stamping that went outside the bulbs. I fussy cut the bulbs out with scissors and moved on to the background.
For the background I started with a really dark gray piece of cardstock cut to 3.5 x 8.5. I prepped it with a powder tool and took out my Snowflake stencil. I added a few of the snowflakes from the stencil to the edges of the cardstock by pressing my embossing ink into the stencil. I embossed them with Icicle embossing powder. Using a blending tool I blended Raven Detail ink along the edges of the paper and Alabaster white pigment ink in the center, creating a spotlight effect. The final touch for the background was splattering some Pearl Aqua Pigment ink for a snowy effect.
I used foam tape to pop up my bulb ornaments on the card. I used some silvery twine for the strings, adhering them under the foam tape on the bulbs. I used a silver paint marker on the top of the ornaments and also glued a little bow on each. I popped the panel up onto a 4 x 9 white cardstock base. For the sentiment I heat embossed the “Merry & Bright” from the lightbulb set onto some with cardstock with Gilded embossing powder. I popped that up on the side of the card. Finally I went over the ornaments with Wink of Stella glitter.
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