Bright Christmas Lights

Today’s card is a pretty versatile one – just switch up the sentiment (and colors, if you’d like!) and you have a basic design that will fit almost any occasion! The theme for this card fits perfectly with the current Holiday Cardmaking challenge!

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The Sparkle Borders set is so versatile, in and of itself – the banners could be used for so many different themed cards. For my card, I used the super cute light bulb border and stamped it several times across the front of my card, going from top to bottom. When stamping, I made sure that I didn’t stamp every border in the same place as the one above it. Since the borders are longer than my 4.25″ card front, I would often just stamp the proceeding border slight more to the left (or the right, as the situation called for it) from the one above. Every time I also alter my angle – some are tilted downwards, some go up – just like a really strand of light bulbs!

merry-and-bright-closeup-by-Clare-Prezzia

Coloring these little bulbs didn’t take very long, and for an extra touch, I added a quick coat of Glossy Accents to each. If you wanted them really shiny and even more dimensional, you could add two coats.

To get a sentiment on the card while keeping the focus on the beautiful lights, I stamped and white heat embossed a beautiful sentiment on black cardstock, then trimmed it out and adhered it to the card front using dimensional adhesive.

That’s it! Use the borders for birthdays, anniversaries – so many occasions! Just switch out the sentiment, and use your favorite color scheme! I hope you have as much fun with this set as I did!

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