This card may look a little strange to you, because the Christmas bulbs are pastel colors. Please humor me while I indulge in fond, childhood, memories. My Christmas trees were always strung with the most beautiful, pastel, Christmas bulbs. Antique would be a good word to describe these glorious bulbs, and they lasted until their electrical cord frayed beyond repair.
As soon as I saw Stampin’ Up’s Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, I knew I’d be attempting a design with pastel Christmas bulbs. I stamped the bulb from the Making Everything Bright stamp set on Whisper White card stock. All of the bulb colors are listed below in my Product List, and the sockets are Sahara Sand.
Their cord is made with a Playful Pennants die and Sahara Sand cardstock. I glued the bulbs onto the sockets, glued the sockets to their electrical cord (the pennant), and attached dimensionals on the back.
Now, for the background. I stamped two pine boughs from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Garden Green on Sahara Sand cardstock. I used the Stamparatus, and glad I did, because the first stamping didn’t produce enough color. For added texture, I embossed this with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, and layered it on a Garden Green card base.
The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set. “A little Christmas spirit brightens all the world” is stamped in Garden Green, and cut with a Merry Christmas label die. And, finally, I added two Santa’s Workshop, green, Enamel Shapes.
This card will go to my brother, because I know he’ll appreciate the memory. I’m sure we discussed which color we liked best, deciding on new favorites as Christmas approached.
Thanks so much for stopping by. May we all be filled with fond memories, “making every day bright.”