Merry and Bright Whimsical Christmas Cards

These whimsical Christmas cards feature a light bulb with a filament in the shape of a Christmas tree.  How cute!

These whimsical Christmas cards feature a light bulb with a filament in the shape of a Christmas tree.  How cute! Learn how to make them here.

These adorable cards were made using the Watts of Occasions stamp set.  It can be used for many holidays and special occasions throughout the year so it’s a great one to have in your stamp collection!

Shop for the Supplies Needed for These Merry and Bright Christmas Cards

Watts Of Occasions Stamp SetWatts Of Occasions Stamp SetQuilted Christmas 6Quilted Christmas 6″ X 6″ Designer Series PaperQuilted Christmas 1/4Quilted Christmas 1/4″ RibbonClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Ink RefillDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink RefillVersamark PadVersamark PadEmbossing PowderEmbossing PowderHeat ToolHeat ToolBanner Triple PunchBanner Triple Punch

 

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Merry and Bright Christmas Card Instructions

These whimsical Christmas cards feature a light bulb with a filament in the shape of a Christmas tree.  How cute! Learn how to make them here.

Paper Cutting

  • Whisper White cardstock:  8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″ to form the card base.
  • Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) in a red pattern:  5-1/4″ X 4″.
  • Quilted Christmas DSP in a green pattern:  5″ X 3-1/4″.
  • Whisper White cardstock:  4-1/2″ X 2-1/2″.
  • Real Red cardstock:  3-1/2″ X 1-1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  3-1/4″ X 1″.
  • Watercolor paper:  2-1/4″”  X 2-1/4″ (or any scrap that will fit the light bulb stamp)
  • Use the Triple Banner Punch to create fishtail ends in the 1″ strip of Whisper White and the 1-1/2″ strip of Real Red.

Stamping, Embossing, and Watercoloring

  • Using black ink, stamp the Merry and Bright sentiment from the Watts of Occasions stamp set at the center of the bottom of the 4-1/2″ X 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Using black Versafine ink, stamp the Christmas tree light bulb on the scrap of watercolor paper.
  • Sprinkle clear embossing powder all over the light bulb image.  Pour the excess off and tap the back of the watercolor paper to remove any extra embossing powder.
  • Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.  The image will turn from a grey color to black when it has all melted.
  • In a small palette, add a drop of Daffofil Delight re-inker and 2 drops of water.  Mix with a toothpick.
  • Use a clear Wink of Stella Pen to pick up some of the yellow color and brush across the light bulb image until it is all filled.
  • Run the heat tool over the image to dry the ink.  It won’t take very long to set.

Assembly

  • Tie a small bow in a length of Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and trim the ends.
  • Use paper snips to fussy cut around the light bulb image.
  • Adhere the red DSP to the card base, leaving an even border all around the edge.
  • Adhere the green DSP next, centering it on the card.
  • Adhere the Merry and Bright stamped white cardstock to the card.
  • Adhere the two banner pieces together, centering the white one at the top of the red one.
  • Adhere the banner to the top center of the Merry and Bright layer.
  • Add a mini glue dot to the back of the bow and stick to the top center of the banner.
  • Add Stampin Dimensionals to the back of the light bulb and stick to the banner just below the bow.

Pin this handmade Christmas card tutorial for later:

These whimsical Christmas cards feature a light bulb with a filament in the shape of a Christmas tree.  How cute! Learn how to make them here.

For more cute ideas for using this stamp set, check out the rest of my Watts of Occasions project tutorialsSo tell me, are you making handmade Christmas cards this year?

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