by Lydia Fiedler
Learn to get the warm glow of Christmas lights with a simple technique using a white gel pen and pastels. This tutorial was inspired by member gregzgurl, from this thread.
- White gel pen
- Chalk pastels (Stampin' Up! Pastels used here)
- Cotton swabs
- Dark cardstock
- Tree dies (optional) (Stampin' Up! Perfect Pennants die used here)
Using the white gel pen, draw white dots on your tree die cuts.
Continue until all die cuts are covered.
Using a cotton swab, pick up a lot of pastel - really make sure the swab is loaded with color.
Using a circular motion, apply the pastel to the dots of white gel pen.
Make sure you rub the pastel into the cardstock beyond the white gel pen dot - this creates the soft glow.
Add additional colors as desired.
Continue until each circle is covered with chalk pastel.
When finished, blow the excess pastel dust off your cardstock.
You can use a spray fixative, if desired, to keep the pastel from rubbing off.
Finish your card.