Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Holiday Lights - Stampin' Up! Merry & Bright

   When I first saw the colors at Inspire Create Challenge I was stumped how to use them on a Christmas card since that's the only type of card I'm focused on at the moment but after a bit of thought and a great sketch to follow from CAS Colours & Sketches I'm really happy with how this one turned out!

  We were to use Moody Mauve, Boho Blue and Lemon Lolly as our colors.  I added in some brushed gold paper as a neutral because I love it and while I don't want to use up my last few bits of it it's too nice to hoard lol!

  I started with a Basic White thick card base, then a layer of Boho Blue popped on dimensionals.  The top layer is Basic White for a nice clean background for my lights.  As I said earlier the wire and bulb bases are cut from the retired Gold/Rose Gold Specialty paper using the Merry & Bright die set.  The bulbs themselves are stamped in Moody Mauve and Boho Blue with the Merry & Bright stamp set then cut out.  The bulbs are popped on dimensionals and then "lit up" with Lemon Lolly ink and the little stamp showing the "light" coming from them.

  To follow the sketch with the sentiment going across the 3 panels I needed one that wasn't too big because I didn't want to cover up the lights too much.  I found the perfect one in the Brightest Glow stamp set and stamped it in Boho Blue and added it to the card front.

  In keeping with the clean and simple challenge I didn't add any other embellishments.  

  All of the current items used to make this card can be purchased in my ONLINE STORE.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Merry & Bright, Brightest Glow

Ink: Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Lemon Lolly

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Boho Blue, Gold/Rose Gold Specialty paper (retired)

Accessories: Merry & Bright dies, dimensionals


  1. Gorgeous! Perfect way to use the colors!! Thanks for joining us at Inspire.Create!

  2. Amanda, What a great use of the challenge colors! Your card is so cheerful and fun. I am so glad you joined us at Inspire.Create Challenges.

  3. I love how you interpreted our sketch, Amanda! Those christmas lights are such fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC&S!

  4. You combined these two challenges perfectly! I love the unexpected colour combo for a Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!


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