String lights and pine branch card

Hello crafty friends,

Today I am sharing two new cards made with stamps from the new So Suzy Stamps release.  One of them features a stamp that could be yours for free.  Please keep reading for more details.

This light stamp reminds of the old fashioned light bulbs that were always on my grandparents Christmas tree in an array of bright colors.  I knew from the moment I saw the stamp that I was going to have a blast using it!  Since the stamps is just under 2" wide I had to figure out how to string them together, kind of how you have to do real lights lol.

After stamping the light bulb strings, I colored using Copics and then used a white gel pen to add more detail to the bulb to make it look more realistic.  As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to each bulb for a little dimension and shine.

For the sentiment phrase I stamped the Jolly Surprise sentiment into the center using Black Memento ink.

The finished panel was framed by a black panel 1/2" larger and then adhered onto an A2 sized white card base.

This is the type of technique where a Misti stamping tool really makes the difference.  If you want to replicate here are further details.

The trick is to leave the stamp in one position and move the paper.  Since my card panel is only 5 1/4" wide, you only have to mark two places, so it's not as bad as it sounds :)

Here's a short video on the technique of lining up a stamp like this.

CARD #2:

For the second card I used the top part of the pine branch to stamp a frame around the edges of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel in white cardstock using this shade of Memento ink.

  • I stamped the pine branch outer part all around the sides of the card with Memento Dew Drops Cottage Ivy ink
  • I stamped the two pinecone stamps (1 large and 4 small) onto brown cardstock with Versamark, then added gold embossing powder and heat set, then fussy cut out the pinecones.  I went back and colored on top of the pinecones with a brown Copic marker to darken the color.
  • Die cut a rectangle shape out of white cardstock for the center, stamped the Merry brush stamp in the center with Versamark,  added white embossing powder and heat set.
  • Applied the Memento ink pad direct to the paper in the same color used for pine branches, wiped over the sentiment to remove any excess ink with a paper towel.
  • Popped up the green center panel on double sided foam adhesive tape
  • Glued on the pinecones, popping up the largest one at the bottom left edge

Thank you for stopping by today - if you liked these projects I would love to hear from you!




  1. Love the first card... simple and sweet... good for making a lot of cards which I have to do each year!

    1. Yes simple can sometimes be the best. Thank you for stopping by Patti!


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