Saturday, August 13, 2011

Christmas Lights

Tilda with Christmas Lights

Technique:  Papercraft

Free christmas lights digi here
Tilda sitting with candy rubber stamp
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Copics markers
silver gel pen
Glossy Accents
corrugated card
designer paper
tissue tape
silver beading wire

scallop border punch

This cute little Tilda isn't perched on a card, but rather a 4" pizza box, you can find an excellent tutorial at Split Coast Stampers.

Tilda with Christmas Lights

The Joyeux Noel comes from a Bo Bunny paper, fussy cut around the edges and inked up a bit, and the scalloped bottom is cut from the same paper.  Tilda's perch is a strip of corrugated card, inked with white versa ink and then a strip of tissue tape is places across the middle.  A length of silver beading wire has been twisted around the strip of card and little curlicues formed at top and bottom.

Tilda with Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights are a free digi you can find here.  I reduced them in Word so they were size appropriate and then once coloured I used a silver gel pen on the screw part of the bulb, and glossy accents on the glass part.

Going back to my old habits I have used silicone to adhere Tilda and the light bulbs.  Silicone is used in 3D decoupage (also called paper tole) and it is preferable to mounting foam as you can use tiny little amounts, it adheres to just about anything rapidly and the pieces can be angled for further dimension.  The only thing you must do if you use silicone is seal the back of your images with an acrylic medium (glossy accents will work), otherwise it will form a stain over time.

Winter Wonderland:  Light It Up


  1. How cute is this? I loved how you embellished with the lights....what a beautiful creation!

  2. what a fabulous and great christmas card morgan.
    I like the lights how you addit on your card.

    greetings karin

  3. gorgeous and perfect creation for our Light it Up Challenge this week at the Winter Wonderland Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx