Welcome to week 2 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Claire Daly began this weekly Christmas blog hop for the first time last year, and it was so inspiring for everyone involved she’s decided to do it again this year. Thank you, Claire!

Boy oh boy, I love twinkling lights and lanterns at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas time. 

So when I saw this new punch bundle in the upcoming the Holiday Catalogue it went straight to the top of my wishlist!

The Making Christmas Bright bundle has so much possibility and versatility…I just know I’ll be making a lot of cards with this set.

I’m particularly excited about the card I’ve made today because it uses a technique I’ve been wanting to try for a long time, but I have to confess i don’t actually know the name of this technique, LOL!

So, I’ll just call it the fine tip glue technique for want of a better term.

This is such an easy technique and so perfect for this bundle because it really makes the Christmas lights look shiny like glass. Here’s a close-up side angle to give you a better look.

After stamping the light bulbs in assorted colours and punching them out with the Christmas Bulb builder punch I simply covered the images with a thin layer of Stampin’ Up! fine-tipped glue and left them to dry.

The base of the light bulbs were punched out of gold foil, and the pine needles were die cut from Garden Green cardstock using the Christmas Staircase dies. There are three of these pine needle branches in the set, which makes die cutting them out so quick and easy.

Crumb Cake cardstock was the ideal neutral card base to make all of these colours pop, and I heat embossed the gold strand the lights are hanging from (there’s a stamp for this in the Making Christmas Bright stamp set but it’s hard to see on my card under the pine needles and bulbs) as well as the “Making Spirits Bright” sentiment.

The final touch was to use mini dimensionals to adhere my light bulbs and make them really pop.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project from the annual catalogue you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue from September 5, or if you join as a demonstrator you can order them now…contact me if you’d like to find out more or receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

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