See you back here tomorrow for more holiday card series inspiration.
Hello everyone. We are so excited to announce the holiday card series for 2019. I’m thrilled to be doing this again this year. This series is designed to help you get inspired to make your own cards for the holiday. It doesn’t need to be intimidating or difficult. The process of making cards should be enjoyable. The holiday card series will start Nov 17 and will end Dec 14. We will have spectacular guests joining us this year, discount codes to some of your favorite shops as well as giveaways. It’s going to be a party going on full of holiday cheer!
The holiday card series for 2019 will be exciting. Guest designers will capture your hearts with their unique style of card making. Make sure to visit here every day during the series to see who our guest is for the day. I’ll be sharing tutorials and cards on Tuesdays during the series. Will crafty supplies time and raindrops of happiness in your craft space…ABSOLUTELY!! Check out this video announcement.
Remember, don’t hoard your holiday cards. 😉 Immediately sent them to friends and family. Discount codes will be posted here on the blog so you don’t want to miss out on saving on your supplies this year. And lastly, MAKE SURE TO COMMENT during the series. The more you comment, the better your chance is to win some amazing prizes. Comments will close December 15th 11:59 PM (EST)
Some prizes up for grabs
$25 shopping spree – Ink On 3
$20 shop credit – Pink and Main
$25 gift card – The Marker Deli
Three 3-packs of Alcohol Inks – Brea Reese
Assortment of glimmer foil plates – Spellbinders
Peek-A-Boo Pals Stamp Set with coordinating dies – Avery Elle
Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheet and Gina K Fancy Foil – Thermoweb
Stamp Set with Coordinating Dies – Rosemary Bridges
Box of craft supplies (value over $100) – Ilda Dias
$25 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate – Pocono Pam
$50 Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificate and Got Joy Creations Enamel Pin – Dana Joy (that’s me 😉)
My previous card series can also be found on my Youtube channel. I have several playlist there. We will see you back here Sunday to start the series. Get ready to be inspired. Have a great day everyone.
Hey everyone. I’m back today sharing Brea Reese holiday lights with you. These lights were super easy to make and can easily be recreated using different colors of ink. One of my favorite color combinations is red and teal. I know these colors are not normally ones must people would choice for holiday lights. However, remember it’s your creation so you can make it any color you want. 😉
I started off by making large backgrounds on Brea Reese waterproof paper. Mixing three blue shades of ink on one panel and two red shades of ink on the other. I made sure to add lots of colorless solution to keep the colors moving and flowing nicely together. While I let them I worked on the background.
Gray card stock is definitely a color I go to when I want a soft background for an image or in this case my lights. I trimmed down a panel of fog card stock and stamped a cheerful holiday message in the corner with Versamark. Next I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. For the string that hold my lights, I dipped white baker’s twine in gold watercolor and heat set it.
Now it was time to assemble my card. I pulled the string through the top of each light and attached the string to the back of the gray panel. For dimension on my card I popped up each light with foam dots and staggered them across the top of the panel. I adhered this panel to a white card base made with 100 lb Neenah Solar White card stock. Additional interest was a must for the background so I pulled out a few gems and flat back sequins to scatter around the lights.
As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, these Brea Reese holiday lights are super easy one to recreate. Color palette are available on my color combinations board on Pinterest if you need color inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll see you back here soon.
Hey peeps. I’m on the Pink and Main blog sharing a beautiful Hanukkah card. You must head on over to see how I created these gorgeous words. This technique was so fun to do and I’ll definitely be doing it again on more cards. So hurry, click to head to the Pink and Main blog. I’ll see you over there.
Hey everyone. Happy Saturday. I’ve made some holiday ornaments with Brea Reese alcohol inks for one of may holiday cards this year. These were so easy to pull together and you can make the ornaments any color or combo of colors you wish. Holiday ornaments with Brea Reese alcohol inks are a perfect way to use up some of those alcohol ink backgrounds you might still have laying around. Let me share with you how I made mine.
First I stared out making a quick background using alcohol inks. I made sure to keep the colors bright and in a “somewhat” rainbow order on my paper. Once everything was dry I splattered on some gold liquid metal alcohol ink and white gouache for some added interest. Next I pulled out an ornament die from my stash and selected the colors from the background paper I wanted to create ornaments with. My alcohol ink paper was large so I’ll get plenty of ornaments out of it. Once I die cut out each ornament I backed each one with silver glitter paper. This gives the center of each ornament some sparkle.
For added weight I layered the alcohol piece with the glitter center onto another die cut ornament from white card stock. This will keep the ornament from being to flimsy. Now it was time to add the topper and ribbon. I die cut the ornament toppers from the same silver glitter paper and adhered them to the ornaments with liquid glue. Next I die cut out the ribbons from white card stock and colored each one with a coordinating Copic marker. I adhered the ribbons to each ornament with liquid glue. Adding fam dots to the back of each ornament will help me to pop them up on my background.
For added interest, I die cut a quilted backdrop from white card stock and slid in a backer piece of rainbow striped design paper behind it. This way to color could peek through each flower. The colors are lined up behind each coordinating ornament. This looks so awesome in person. Adding a sentiment in rainbow colors kept the card cheerful. I will have to say this is one of my favorite holidays cards I have made so far this year. It just screams happiness to me. Here is a link to more Brea Reese alcohol ink projects I have made. All the products I used for this card are listed below. These are affiliate links however there is no cost to you for using them. Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll see you back here next week.
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