Saturday, 15 July 2017

Christmas Card Throwdown - July colours

We have lovely new challenge for you at Christmas Card Throwdown. Slightly unconventional, maybe for Christmas but lots of fun. The challenge is to use Rainbow colours. 

I stamped and embossed Noel in black (very brave, I know but I got away with it). Then used two little Leane Creatif fairy light stamps to create my string of lights. 
I bought this set fairly recently and forgot to check on the size before I bought them. It's a tiny set but aren't they pretty? The card is 13.5cm square. I did pencil the string first then went over it with a glittery gel pen which I also used for the bulb holders. 
Top Tip - don't try and rub out after you've used a gel pen, it won't end well.

You can see a little bit of the sparkle on this picture.

Just a clue here to my obsessive nature. I stamped all the bulbs and counted them then had to add a few more so the number divided by seven so I could colour in rainbow order! I laid out the pens and didn't make a mistake. Muttering 'red, orange, yellow, green...' as I went.
The green and yellow look quite similar in the picture and you can't really see the Wink of Stella I added to the bulbs.

I just need to tidy up the inside a bit. The Pro-markers go through the cardstock so I made an insert and added a few more lights. Strangely I stamped 7 here straight off. 

Thanks for visiting and Enjoy The Day. x

I'm linking the to ABC Christmas Card Challenge who are looking for old and/or new. I've used new stamps, as mentioned, and old pro-markers which I just had to have a few years ago but really have not made the most of. Must try harder. 


  1. A delightful Christmas card, those little lights are so cute and your colouring is just lovely. I also get your obsessive nature, its the sort of thing I would do too and it paid off to create a consistent effect x

  2. Love your pretty rainbow Christmas lights! Just fabulous for the challenge! xx

  3. j'adore cette idée Alison, tout l'esprit des fêtes, la lumière et les scintillements sont la, biz

  4. It's a great fun card Alison. The lights look really pretty and I love the way you've drawn the swirly string. A really super Christmas card! Barbxx

  5. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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