Are you team colored lights or team white lights? I can’t decide! Have you noticed that the new colored LED Christmas lights just don’t provide quite the exact glow of the holiday lights from when you were a kid? I think it’s the addition of the neon lilac color instead of the light pink lights! I’ve been on the hunt for the energy efficient LED lights in the same color palette as the incandescent lights from when I was younger, because while I adore the elegance of white Christmas lights, there’s just something so nostalgic about colored lights. I’ve bought so many strands of colored lights hoping that they’d be just the right colors (cue your surprise that I’d be sensitive to colors, haha!), but I haven’t found just the right ones yet. Darn it!
If you’ve seen my blog much this season, you will know by now that I love non-traditional holiday color palettes, but this card that I created for the Hero Arts Winter 2022 catalog is as traditional as it comes! The sweet little Holiday Peg Dolls from the Hero Arts Holiday 2022 Catalog were so cute that I couldn’t resist coloring them up! You might have seen this card in the Hero Arts Catalog, but I thought I’d share the details here.
I began by stamping the Santa, Elf, and Christmas tree images from the Holiday Peg Dolls stamp set using Intens-ified Black ink onto some alcohol ink-friendly white cardstock. I used my OLO markers to add lots of vibrant color to the images, keeping the colors fairly traditional and adding lots of color to the lights on the Christmas tree. I also die cut the Christmas Lights Border Fancy Die from some more white cardstock and used the same marker shades that I used on the Christmas tree to add cheerful color to the Christmas lights. I left the wires white so that they would provide a bit of texture to the white A2 card front.
For the greeting, I used the Christmas Words Fancy Die to die cut the “Christmas” twice from white cardstock and once from silver glitter cardstock, adhering all of the die cuts together using Precision Glue to create a dimensional die cut greeting. I also stamped a sentiment strip from Holiday Peg Dolls. I arranged the peg dolls and tree in a little cluster, grounding them on the cluster of sentiment components. I find that using the sentiments as the “ground” for my cluster of cute scene-building images is a great way to make that scarily-large blank space on my card front a little less intimidating for this scene-building novice!
Well, that’s all for my project today! I am sad to think that there are only a few more weeks of holiday crafting left. It’s hard to find time to do holiday crafting throughout the year when there are so many other beautiful non-holiday stamp sets to work with throughout the year! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!