Dawn (the little mennonite) here with a Christmas card. I know its early but it always helps to make Christmas cards throughout the year so that they are already done by December. I used the celebration bulbs lace ups from eyeConnect Crafts to make this easy card.
Ten of these bulbs come in the lace up celebration bulbs package. This project only uses four, so you can make many projects from one bulb package.
Take each bulb and colour it directly with distress ink. I used candied apple for the red and pine needles for the green. Since, distress ink stays wet (only for a very short time), I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it. This creates a “shiny Christmas bulb look.” Make two red and two green.
Tip: Only do one bulb at a time.
Paint the top of each bulb with bronze craft paint. Let dry. Add all four lace up celebration bulbs to a string of Lawn Fawn gold cord.
Cut out a piece of 4 3/4 x 5 patterned Christmas paper for the background (I used Lawn Fawn paper) and adhere to a white A2 card front with foam squares for added interest and dimension. Choose a cherry Christmas sentiment and adhere to the bottom right corner with adhesive. I choose to ink mine with Versafine ink onto vellum, pour over clear embossing powder and heat set; however, if this is not method is not available to you, you could print out a sentiment on a computer or write one directly on the patterned paper with a black pen.
Take all four bulbs, still connected on the cord, and decide how you want to arrange them on the card front. Adhere two foam squares to the backs of all four lace up celebration bulbs. Adhere bulbs to card front. Twist the cord as desired for maximum interest. Adhere each cord end to the card with wet adhesive like glossy accents. Give to someone you love.
eyeConnect Crafts lace up celebration bulbs
gold Lawn Fawn cord
patterened Christmas paper
white A2 card
clear embossing powder
black Versafine ink
pine needles distress ink
candied apple distress ink