Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Technique Junkies! Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Birthday Blog Hop for Technique Junkies!  Technique Junkies is 10 years old this month - whoo hoo!  Ten years of Technique Junkies newsletters and CDs means hundreds and hundreds of fun techniques for us to incorporate into our paper crafting projects.

If you have arrived here from Ann Clack's blog, you are on the right track.  If not, please start at the first blog in the hop, the Technique Junkies blog, so you don't miss any of the awesome creations we are sharing with y'all today.  Didn't you just love what Ann created??  She always does beautiful work for the newsletters, the CDs, and the Yahoo group.

For my project today, I had a really hard time picking just one technique to play with.  There are so many that I consider my favorite technique, such as Wisped Frames, Torn Frames, Circle Collage Background, Faux Silk, Popped Blooms, Watercolor Distress, Telescoping Cards, Glitter Roll, Rubbed Gelatos, and the list goes on and on...  :-)  I decided I wanted to make a Christmas card, but with non-traditional colors, and after looking at this angel stamp, I picked the Antiqued Glimmers technique (12-09 issue) for my project today.



I love the gorgeous swirls of purple hues with the angel and the snowflakes.  You can see the subtle shimmer from this technique in this close-up picture below:


Isn't that awesome?  And with this technique, you can use any colors you want.  The possibilities are endless!  I accented some of the snowflakes with some rhinestones to intensify the shimmery aspect of my card.  The stamp credits and information are listed at the end of this post.

Now for the BIG NEWS!  Be sure to comment on each and every blog in this hop for a chance to be the new Guest Designer for an issue of Technique Junkies!!!!  It's an incredible honor and privilege to be a Guest Designer.  You'll see the newest techniques two months before the issue goes live and your artwork and your name will be in print!!  It's an awesome feeling to see your name and your creations immortalized in the Technique Junkies issues.

It's time for you to hop along to the next blog, so let's go see what Pat Huntoon (the owner of Technique Junkies) has created for you today.  Click HERE to go to Pat's blog.  Remember to leave comments on each blog to increase your chances of becoming our new Guest Designer!  Happy Birthday, Technique Junkies!!


TJ Technique: Antiqued Glimmers
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo (angel), Cornish Heritage Farms (Aged Sheet Music), JustRite (sentiment from Noel Christmas Ornaments, sold at Classy Cards 'n Such)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Versamark
CS: Wisteria, White
Other: circle punch, rhinestones

24 comments:

Hetty said...

Beautiful card, Holly.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- and fun shimmery technique... The purple color and rhinestone bling are fabulous!

StampingJudy said...

I love this technique and how you used this stamp with it!

Beth Norman said...

Very pretty. I'm glad you went with non traditional colours; the purple seems so right with this cute stamp. Love your card a lot.

nancy y said...

this is just beautiful, the color is gorgeous. That is a favorite technique of mine, but I agree it is very hard to pick just one!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, love all the bling too!

Vicky said...

Great card. I really like the purple you use Great Christmas card. Like the bling you used on the snowflakes.
Vicky

Vicky said...

Love your christmas card. I like the purple you used & the bling on the snowflake.
Vicky

Sue D said...

Oooh--so pretty and shimmery!

Holly said...

Beautiful card! Very good match of stamp to technique.

itzamitzi said...

I love shimmer and bling, so I have to like this card. I'll bet this really sparkles IRL.

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the rich purple color. Wish I didn't have to work and could just try every technique.
momkertz at live dot com.

Cheryl B said...

Love your beautiful shimmery angels card.

BarbaraW said...

Holly, this is a perfect technique for that beautiful angel. Love your card.

Bug Hugs, Meg said...

This is beautiful! I love the stamp!

wwilloww said...

I just love your card!!! I think purple is a perfectly regal color for Christmas and that stamp is so pretty!!! It all worked beautifully!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Purple is one of my favorite colors. Love the color swirl. I bet the card is even more beautiful IRL.

Niki said...

Love the colors and shimmer. Beautiful card, it's great to see something in non-traditional colors for Christmas.

Thanks for sharing,
Niki

billiejo said...

The antique glimmers was a great choice for your card. It really sets off the image and let's you add just a little bling for a great effect! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy W

Stampin_melissa said...

Holly, I LOVE this card! Purple is my favorite color and I love how you made a non-traditional Christmas card using this color. Wish I could see the shimmer in person, as I'm sure it is fantastic!

Rose said...

Again, loving the non-traditional Christmas colors and a lovely card. You had me at glimmer!

Highdesertstamper said...

Very nice...love the angel!!

Patricia Salhoff said...

A great technique for a beautiful card

Karen McAlpine said...

Yep, love all that shimmer! Great color selection.