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Welcome back to Day Three of our 5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Event! This year, we will be doing a $20 Gift Card GIVEAWAY each day. Be sure to comment on the blog daily to be entered to win! Winners will be announced on 12/13 on the blog.

Happy Holidays! I’m so excited to be joining my sweet Honey Bee friends for this wonderful event!

I love shiny things so I created a very merry card with glossy & glittery Christmas lights!

I started by using the light bulb die from the Fa La La Honey Cuts set to cut lights around the top & bottom of a white cardstock panel.

Then I added color to my card front corresponding to where the lights will be. I used Distress Inks & blending brushes but markers or pencils would work just as well.

After adhering the light bulb panel to the card front, I added Glossy Accents to the lights, sprinkling a little glitter while the Accents was wet. I love the glossy inlaid effect!

To finish the card, I used “merry” word die cuts from the Fa La La Honey Cuts and Merry Lights Honey Cuts sets. I also used the other part of the light bulb from the Fa La La set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs!

Carly

Supplies:

Fa La La Honey Cuts

Merry Lights Cuts

Distress Ink Picked Raspberry

Distress Ink Festive Berries

Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin

Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon

Distress Ink Wilted Violet

Glossy Accents

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57 responses to “12 Days Of Christmas – Day Three: Carly Tee”

  1. Meghan Kennihan says:

    WHOA! Love this idea and the sparkle you added to the lights! Perfect CAS!

  2. Lori Lehnen says:

    The lights look so realistic with the Glossy Accents, I can see them shining!
    Very creative! I have never used glossy Accents but you have inspired me to give it a try!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    What a cute card! I love the lights and the sparkle! The ‘merry’ sentiments are so fun with the two different fonts! Love it!

  4. Holly Mahoney says:

    So sweet!! We always had colorful lights on our tree when my son was little.

  5. Renee says:

    Love the use of the die cut and the blending on the lights! So cute 🙂

  6. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I just love these old time lights—we had that type when I was little, and then moved on to the tiny lights. These are so cute!!! Good job.

  7. Kelsey Thomas says:

    I love how you used the glossy accents and glitter. 🙂 So pretty!

  8. Emma H says:

    Love the glitter and clean and simple design. Lovely card.

  9. Sandra Haines says:

    Pretty bright Christmas card, thanks for sharing with us!

  10. What a fun and sparkly design! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  11. Vivian C. says:

    The added glitter sparkle brings the lights to life. Great card.

  12. Andre M. says:

    These glittery bulbs are so fun!

  13. lynne morgan says:

    i like how you added a little glitter to the lights, really adds to the card

  14. Carol Wortman says:

    Holy moly I love these light bulbs. I wrote that idea down, The glitter on accents is brilliant! Thank you for this cool idea!

  15. Maria Petkash says:

    I really like this card. So bright and cheerful. The inlaid light bulbs with the sparkle is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Jan Elmore says:

    Learned a new tip & technique today! Love it!

  17. nancy f says:

    Awesome card. I like using Gloss accents on my cards also.

  18. Debbie says:

    Very cute. Love the sparkle and the modern feel.

  19. Stacy V says:

    Very clever card!

  20. Eileen says:

    This card is absolutely adorable!! I love the added bits of glitter to the Christmas lights. It adds just an extra touch of special!

  21. Wendy Stamey says:

    This is a brilliant idea!!! I love the inlaid look and adding the glitter to the glossy accents! Super pretty and bright!

  22. Such a PRETTY CAS Card!! I LOVE the Colors you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Week!!

  23. Angela Shoffner says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration

  24. Lisa Mosher says:

    Great card, very festive! Love the glossy accents with glitter sprinkles!

  25. Michelle says:

    What a terrific idea to add the glitter to the glossy accents! Thank you for sharing!

  26. Mandhai says:

    Love the technique you used, this card is simple, unique, and I love it! ♡♡

  27. Barb Gabrielse says:

    I love the idea of the glitter on the Christmas lights!

  28. Laurie Black says:

    So cute! I love the idea of adding glitter to Glossy Accents.

  29. Anne Sturgeon says:

    I use glossy accents a lot but never thought to add glitter!!! How cool is that. I love this CAS and so festive. Thanks Caly, you’re the best.

  30. Lindarub says:

    Cute card!

  31. Iris Esther López says:

    What a happy card. Love the colors.

  32. Rebecca L Darrow says:

    Cute idea!

  33. ljhart says:

    Very nice. Some new techniques I need to try.

  34. Anushree Vaish says:

    Loved your card, Carly!! Those shiny bulbs looks really good with festive colors.

  35. Mary Butler says:

    Brilliant the way you did the lights. Will definitely put that in my techniques notebook for future use.

  36. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love the sparkle on those lightbulbs!

  37. Dalis says:

    THIS IS FLIPPING BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!

  38. Leanne S says:

    Love the shimmer on those lights. Thanks for sharing the tip.

  39. Arianna Barbara says:

    What a lovely card!!!
    Love the sparkle!!!

  40. Isabel Z says:

    Love the touch of sparkle!

  41. Mary-Anne V says:

    What a fun card..just loving that idea of using negative space and inking the area.

  42. Rachel says:

    Great idea with the inlay, looks fantastic!

  43. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Glossy accents is so versatile! What a great way to make shiny Christmas lights. Great card.

  44. Kim says:

    I am completely in love with this! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

  45. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome sparkle accents!

  46. Teri Wilson says:

    Such a sweet colorful card! Love the glitter add.

  47. Amy Cooley says:

    Your card is so fun! Love the lights and the cute glittery accents.

  48. So clever! Thanks for the tip on adding glitter to Glossy Accents!

  49. Lee says:

    I love happy bright cards and yours is awesome!

  50. So clever.. Love the Colors

  51. Dianne says:

    Love this idea for adding sparkles to the old time lights. Really pretty.

  52. Ann Ito says:

    Such a great idea to cut out and have color underneath! Love this!

  53. Chris S. says:

    What a bright, happy card. I love all the colors on the bulbs.

  54. Jessica Yoder-Jones says:

    Love this card!!!!

  55. Kerry D says:

    Such pretty bright colors. I like how easy coloring the lights are using your concept and the glitter in the glossy accents is the perfect touch.

  56. Dawn Cooksley says:

    Loving the colors and the contrasts on the card…Lovely

  57. Ammie says:

    What a cute and clever card! I love it.