Sunday, 12 October 2014

Merry and (Really) Bright

The challenge at Merry Monday this week is to use neon colours in Christmas cards - love it!!! I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to break out my Dylusions sprays again - I just love the really vibrant colours in that line (not quite neon but close enough I think). 

Here is the first card:

I stamped the row of bulbs from the Dylusions Christmas Borders set a few times across a piece of white cardstock that I had die cut into a wonky rectangle shape. I then painted the bulbs with several colours of Dylusions sprays, added some Wink of Stella and a coating of Glossy Accents for shine. I then stamped some diagonal stripes on a piece of white cardstock with some HA neon purple ink. The purple was looking a little bit bland next to the shiny bulbs so I added some Glossy Accents to the stripes as well. I mounted them on a black A2 card and white heat embossed the "Merry and Bright" greeting.

Here is the second card:

The second card was done using the same materials as the first card but this time I used my new Memory Box Triangle Tree stamp. I again coloured the tree with Dylusions, then Wink of Stella, and some Glossy Accents to finish off.

I will link my cards up to Merry Monday Challenge.

Stamps: Dylusions - Christmas Borders; Hero Arts - Calico Borders; Memory Box - Triangle Tree; Simon Says Stamp - Christmas
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Dylusions Sprays - various colours; Hero Arts - Neon Purple
Other: Wink of Stella; Glossy Accents


  1. EEEK!!! Both of these cards are fantastic. I am thinking I need to add that fun triangle tree stamp to my collection. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  2. Really terrific cards.
    You definitely nailed the 'neon' challenge.
    Caroline xxx

  3. I don't know which card I like better - they are both so cool and absolutely meet the brief of the challenge! I can't imagine how much time the light bulk card must have taken you! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  4. I love both of these cards - what clever ways to incorporate the neon colors! Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge.

  5. you rock the Neon Jill and with the glossy accents and black...just perfect x

  6. Both of these cards are awesome, Jill! Congratulations on being our winner at Merry Monday!

  7. Both of these cards are so nicely done! Congratulations on you well deserved win! Jill

  8. WOW! Those cards are fantastically graphic and cool! Well deserving of the win!