25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Lights-UDI Sketch Challenge #215

Happy Saturday, everyone!
I had a great time with this week’s sketch. I decided I wanted to do something other than boxes for the 4 rectangles on the sketch, so…
Here’s what I came up with! How fun is this?!
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Once I figured out what I wanted to use, I had to turn the card to make it fit.
I used Night of Navy for the card base, and stamped snowflakes from Snowflake Soiree with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Ink Pad. For the light bulbs, I used a framelit from the Keepsake Ornament set, and ran off “bulbs” in Pacific Point, Real Red, Gumball Green, and Pumpkin Pie. I popped the blue and the green ones up with dimensionals, and used glue dots for the red and the orange bulbs to give it a bit of dimmension. I cut four more bulbs in Garden Green and cut just the top tab off to glue onto the colored bulbs.  For the cord, I used the 2-step Bird Punch to punch the branch in Garden Green. I trimmed the leaves off and ta daaa! Instant light cord! Finally, I used a white gel pen to add accents to each bulb.
I cut a curvy banner from Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, and stamped “merry” from Border Banter in Pacific Point ink.

For the inside I used the bulb stamp from Merry Minis stamp set and markers that coordinate with the card stock used on the front to mimic the light string on the front. After practicing several times on my grid paper,  I drew the cord in with a Garden Green Marker.

Pretty fun, huh? I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, and that you’re inspired to create something to make someone’s day! Be sure to stop by the UDI BLOG to see what the rest of the design team created with this great sketch!
Happy Stamping!


  1. You are so clever, Michelle!!! I love this card and your twist of the sketch.
    Sue Erickson

  2. Love this! What a great way to use the sketch!!!

  3. Precious!!! I love the little light bulbs! What a great idea!

  4. Michelle, this is just adorable! You are a genius!! I feel a CASE coming on...