Sunday, 24 March 2013


The latest Festive Friday Challenge is to make a card based on the trigger word "merry", so using my merry die to make a negative die cut was my jumping off point. This challenge seemed to be calling out to me for bright colors, so I used some primary colors, which is not my usual style, and added a festive string or two of Christmas lights. I adore this seldom used set, and the little bulbs look so realistic, especially if you add a coat of clear glass finish on top.

A side view gives a better look at the negative die cut and the glassy bulbs.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm on hiatus this week for a Spring Break ski trip, so see you soon,

PTI: white cardstock, merry and bright set, wonderful words: holiday set and die
SU: poppy parade cs, poppy parade, daffodil delight, ballet blue and wild wasabi inks
Other: clear glass finish Liquid Embossing, foam tape


  1. Gorgeous - I love the shiny lights and the bright colours! Enjoy your spring break!

  2. I love everything about this!! I am the same - I wanted to go bold and primary. I love that you put the glossy accents on the bulbs, and the negative die cut lets them really stand out. Thanks for playing with us again!

  3. What a great card! Also love the glossy bulbs and just the general brightness of the card...well done! :0)

  4. Oh, Tanis...this is perfection! LOVE the way you've used the die here and the way you've added the stamping with the glossy accents! Beautiful card!! So happy to see you back...your creations are always a treat!!!