Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Friday, November 29, 2013

A SplitCoast Stampers' Tutorial
and a Quick Craft

Glowing Lights

by Lydia Fiedler as Posted on the Splitcoast Stampers Site


Learn how to get the warm glow of Christmas lights with a simple technique using a white gel pen and pastels. This tutorial was inspired by SCS member gregzgurl.


  • White gel pen

  • Chalk pastels (Stampin' Up! Pastels used here)

  • Cotton swabs

  • Dark cardstock

  • Tree dies (optional) (Stampin' Up! Perfect Pennants die used here)


Step 1

Using the white gel pen, draw white dots on your tree die cuts.

Continue until all die cuts are covered.

Step 2

Let the white dots dry completely. 

Using a cotton swab, pick up a lot of pastel - really make sure the swab is loaded with color.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Add additional colors as desired.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Finish your card by adding white dots of a garland effect.


...and here's one more quick idea to make your own countdown to Christmas containers. Just click HERE for an easy tutorial: