Hello everyone! I am so excited to be in the 6th year of the Get Cracking on Christmas series and wicked excited to work on my stash of holiday cards throughout the year! I will continue to create holiday cards with NO STRESS, using stamps I haven’t had a chance to play with yet, and experiment with different techniques.
Visit my site, right here, on the third Thursday of each month to be inspired!
Join Me LIVE
Each month I will offer a LIVE where I create my card and share with you tips and tricks!
This month’s YouTube LIVE is Wednesday, March 22 at 12p ET right on my YouTube channel. Stop reading, and set an alarm now on your phone so you don’t miss out. You can use the world clock here to figure out what time it will be where you live.
Want a reminder text on your phone before I go LIVE? Text “jennshurkus” to 833-758-0501
Don’t worry, if you can’t make my LIVE you can always catch the replay on my YouTube channel, and I will also post the replay of the video below after.
Inspiration & Share
As you are creating your holiday cards this year, be sure to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas so I can see them! On Instagram, you can choose to “follow” this hashtag and be inspired in your feed.
We can do this! We can create holiday cards all year, and be a little bit more prepared for the holiday season!
Get Cracking: Merry Alcohol Inks
Did you happen to catch the recent LIVE that Tim Holtz posted all about Alcohol Inks? I found it so inspiring, and it made me want to create with them! That is what inspired these cards. He used a hair curler to blow the inks around, and I loved the idea of that instead of using a hand blower. This was a lot of fun, and gave a different look than with a hand blower.
I used Simon Says Stamp outlined ornaments stamp, and gold embossed it on yupo paper, filling the background with alcohol inks. I also created an alcohol ink background and used an alcohol lift ink pad- so fun!
I sentiment stacked some Lawn Fawn Scripty Merry’s and added them to the cards. I also sprinkled a few gold metallic stars that I diecut from Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tag Heart & Stars die.
I am really looking forward to this LIVE as it is so fun to play and demo with Alcohol Inks!
Learn how on YouTube LIVE
I can’t wait to share with you my process for this card on my YouTube LIVE is Wednesday, March 22 at 12p ET right on my YouTube channel. I hope you will join me, and remember, work on your holiday cards while you watch!
And as you are creating your holiday cards this year, be sure to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas so I can see them! We can do this! We can create holiday cards all year, and be a little bit more prepared for the holiday season!