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Bright Lights Blog Hop features seven Canadian designers using Lawn Fawn’s String of Lights Lawn Cuts. It is always interesting and entertaining to see how different we create.
String of Lights is a unique, stand alone die set that can be used in many ways, both dies and cuts in combinations . I decided to show the versatility of this set by using only the component dies that make up the light , and leave the string.
After an extensive search of my pattern paper stash. One pad resonated with me. Echo Park Paper Co.’s “I love Christmas”. I then gathered materials from my stash.
My first project was a side fold portrait card. A heavy weight card base was cut to 8 – 1/2 x 5 – 1/2 ” , scored at 4 – 1/4 “. The selected pattern paper from the pad was cut to 5 – 1/2 x 4 -1/8 ” – this is the first mat. I attached two strips of candy cane striped paper to each side of the mat to bring the width measurement to 4 – 1/4″ ( completely covering the heavyweight card base). I reserved a strip of both papers used for the card interior. I then cut an assortment of die cuts from my stash and set them aside.
I layered Lawn Fawn String of Lights dies to make a frame with heavy weight card stock. Once cut I applied a few coats of embossing powder with VersaMark Watermark Stamp pad to two frames. A front and back.
Once the embossing powder was set and cooled a window sheet was cut applied to the back of both frames. Narrow double sided adhesive foam strip was attached to one interior frame over the window sheet. The backing was removed from the foam, small glass and micro beads were added inside the foam cavity. The front was then attached to the back. The beads co ordinated with the embossing powder used on the frame exterior.
Copic markers were used to match the foam to embossing powders used. The light toppers die cuts were cut from white card stock and coloured with silver ink and attached to the base. The shaker portion is complete.
One die cut was used to frame the card front. Pine boughs were applied to the card. Holly leaves and stem were also attached. The shaker portion was secured with silver cording to the holly branch. A bow was tied with silver infused ribbon to the shaker light through the cap. Three enamel dots were applied to the holly leaves.
With the top left hand side complete it was time to add small pine boughs and three holly leaves to the bottom right hand side of the card, attaching three smaller enamel dots. Glossy Accents were dotted here and there on the greenery. Twinklets Diamond Dust was applied to these areas
“Merry Christmas to You and Yours” was stamped on the inside panel with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink . Both of the reserved strips were attached to the inside panel. The panel was a attached to the card base.
The pattern paper used on the card was depleted and wanting both projects to match, I decided to make a variation of the pattern paper.
A tag was cut from Neat and Tangled Classic Tag 2 Dies and made my own pattern paper to match the card with Distress Oxides and Distress Ink. Oxides used: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. Distress Ink:Walnut Stain.
Once dry , Echo Park Snowflakes 2 stencil and Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte was applied. Very fine white glitter was applied to the texture paste immediately and set aside to dry.
A grouping of pine boughs, holly leaves and stem were attached to the top left hand side of the tag, a smaller light shaker was attached with silver cording. A silver bow was tied through the shaker cap and attached to the holly stem. Copic Marker was used to add red to three adhesive backed elements. Twinklets was added in the same fashion as the card. The tag is now complete.
GIVEAWAY/ Prize info!! ScrapnStamp.ca is giving away items from Lawn Fawns New Release (December 14, 2017 ). A winner will be chosen from every stop along the Bright Lights Blog Hop. ScrapnStamp will chose one comment from each Hoppers blog post comment section. Comment for your chance to win. Winners will be posted Tara’s Blog . To claim your prize email firstname.lastname@example.org
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