Friday, December 4, 2020

Anais Nin Dreams


Did you see the new 35% off sale at Technique Junkies?  This is a limited time sale with hundreds of stamps 35% off.  You have until December 15 to get some great stamps at a great price.  And if you use my code, TJ10Holly, you can get an additional 10% off, so you can get these stamps for 45% off!  Is that a great deal or what?

The stamps on my card above are all included in the sale.  I used Herringbone Tweed for the background - a gorgeous understated background for when you want some texture but you don't want it to take over your whole card.  Then I stamped the Hearts Panel across the middle of the background with a darker pink ink.  The sentiment is from the Dream Quotes set.  

Go check out all the awesome stamps on sale at Technique Junkies HERE.  Be sure to add my code, TJ10Holly, to save even more and get a whopping 45% off these stamps.  Happy shopping!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Teal Ho Ho Ho Ornament


Can you believe it's December already??? I swear time just flies by once we get into October and November. I'm in Christmas card production mode, and this is the latest one I've created. I used the awesome new Ho Ho Ho Circle stencil from A Colorful Life Designs with some teal stencil paste and I turned it into an ornament by adding a silver ornament ring at the top and some pretty organdy ribbon.
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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Beauty of Snowflakes


Today I'm sharing this shimmery, frosty snowflake card.  We rarely get snow where I live, so I love seeing and creating cards with snowflakes on them.  I started by stamping the snowflakes from the Snowflakes set from Technique Junkies in three different colors all over some white cardstock.  I used a soft blue ink, a kraft ink, and a darker brown ink.  To add some shimmer, I sprayed some of the gorgeous Mixed Metals Shimmering Bliss spray from Technique Junkies all over the snowflakes.  It's so glittery and shiny as you can see from the close up picture below.

 After the snowflake background was completely dry, I cut it with a rectangular die and added the sentiment on the side.  The sentiment is called Beauty of Winter, also from Technique Junkies.  If you have winter weather where you live, enjoy the beauty of it all.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Winter's Butterfly

Hi folks!  I am hosting a Falliday Fest challenge over on SCS today, and I'd love to see you play along.  It's an easy challenge - show me your snowy/snowflake creations BUT your snow/snowflakes can NOT be white.  I wanna see COLOR!  :-)

For my card, I used the awesome Snowflakes set from Technique Junkies and randomly stamped snowflakes in colors of purple, lime, and aqua.  The sentiment is from the same Snowflakes set, and I stamped that with the purple ink.  That sentiment is just beautiful, isn't it?  I added some rhinestones for some sparkle.

Come on and join the Falliday Fest fun!  


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Snowy New Year Birches


Good morning!  I'm sharing this snowy birch tree card with y'all as we near the end of this crazy year.  We all certainly hope the new year will bring new hope for us all so we can resume activities that we abandoned in the wake of the COVID crisis.  Thankfully stamping and cardmaking is something we can do in the safety of our own homes, and I've been stamping up a storm this year.

On this card, I placed the Falling Snow stencil from A Colorful Life Designs on some purple cardstock and sponged some white pigment ink over the stencil.  The Birch Tree Border from Technique Junkies was stamped with a gray ink onto white cardstock, cut out, and glued to the snowy background.  I stamped the New Year New Hope (Technique Junkies) with the white pigment ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.

Here's hoping 2021 is much better and that you all stay safe and healthy this holiday season.


Thursday, November 5, 2020

Buffalo Plaid Christmas

I used the Buffalo Plaid stencil from A Colorful Life Designs for this bold Christmas card. This was created for one of the Falliday Fest challenges that was posted yesterday on SCS. I jazzed up the plaid by adding some white lines with a white gel pen and a ruler. I love how versatile this Buffalo Plaid stencil can be!
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Big Star of Wonder

I used the gorgeous new Big Christmas Star stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create this card for a Falliday Fest challenge on SCS. This Big Christmas Star stencil comes in two parts - the actual star and the negative. I used the negative to ink up the star with yellow oxide ink and then I covered up the star with the actual star stencil so I could brush some dark blue oxide ink all around it. I wanted that golden halo effect so I added a bit more yellow ink to the center of the star.
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