This family history website illustration features the Christmas Lights tubes. Easy to use and a good few options with different colours or multiple colours. I found the darker the background the better… I also added little flare tube to a number of them to make them pop some more. It will be up on the site at http://www.dowlingfamily.info only on the 7th December each year.
Having created the main image, the card for the message looked too bright so I darkened it and then Effects/Illumination Effects/Lights to give a torch light look. I tried using the Christmas Lights tube with the Vector Tubes to automate the following of a vector shape, but it found some other lines in the shapes I used and looked odd. Curiously, it seemed better to draw them by hand.
Other products used in this image: Custom Calendar’ Distressed Edge (on the card); Acrylic Glitter (on the logo).