Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Wishing You Joy

Good morning!  I'm back with another stenciled Christmas card to share with you today.  This time I've used the beautiful Poinsettia Bling stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  Isn't that gorgeous?  I stenciled it with a dark red ink onto the dark red paper, but I wanted a little extra oomph.  So I pulled out my iridescent medium and a sponge and very lightly sponged over the inked areas on the stencil.  You can see the shimmer in the close up picture below.  

Once the shimmery medium dried, I wanted some pearls on the little dots, so I used Antique Rose Nuvo Crystal Drops for that 3D effect.  For the sentiment, I looked through all my Christmas stamps and I found this swirly sentiment that echoed the beautiful swirls in the stencil (Snowflake Serenade set from Papertrey Ink).  I stamped it with the same dark red ink and then I dabbed the iridescent medium over the stamp while it was in the MISTI and went over the sentiment again.  It's so shimmery and festive!

Head on over to A Colorful Life Designs to grab this Poinsettia Bling stencil.  You can whip out a bunch of Christmas cards in no time!  Be sure to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10%.  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Christmas Sled

Howdy, y'all!   I have another watercolored card to share with you today.  This time, I've stamped the Wreath Sled from Technique Junkies with Pinecone Versafine Clair ink onto some cold press watercolor paper.  I watercolored this with Daniel Smith paints and let this dry.  The red berries in the wreath have a tiny touch of glitter because I added some glittery Ruby Slippers Nuvo drops.  

Are you ready for Christmas?  There are a bunch of wonderful Christmas stamps at Technique Junkies so go check them out.  You've still got time to get those Christmas cards created and mailed!  

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Day 18 of the Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas Event

Hi Junkies, it's Holly posting today!  Can you believe it's Day 18 of our 30 Days of Christmas event?  

All of the stamps in the Christmas Category on the Technique Junkies website are 20% off from today, October 24, 2019, through Friday November 22. To celebrate, the Technique Junkies Design Team will be posting Christmas and Holiday cards every day to ignite your creative muse.

You can start shopping now, HERE.

To save an additional 10%, use code TJ10Holly.

For my card today, I have used the gorgeous new Christmas Rose stamp as well as the Victorian Greetings sentiment set.  I stamped these onto Fabriano Artistico cold press watercolor paper with a gray archival ink.  The flower and leaves are watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolor paints, and I painted a very faint brown watercolor wash for the background around the flower.  To make the little stamens pop out, I painted over those with a yellow acrylic paint.  

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Quick Zig Zag Thanks

Have you seen the new stencil release over at A Colorful Life Designs?  This fun background on my card is the new Broken Zig Zags stencil.  I brushed some inks through the stencil (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Kraft) and added the sentiment for a quick card.  This actually took me less than five minutes to put together!  Go check out all the great new stencils in the November release!

Remember, you can save 10% when you use this code, HollyFan10, at A Colorful Life Designs.  This will come in handy for your Christmas shopping sprees.  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Technique Junkies November Release

Welcome to the November 2019 Technique Junkies blog hop!  This release is filled with gorgeous winter and holiday stamps, and we can't wait to show you what we created with them.  

All of the November 2019 New Release stamps are 15% off through November 8th.
We can all use a little bargain, right?
No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.
How about an additional 10% off at Technique Junkies?
That’s 25% off the New November release!
Use code TJ10Holly
For my first card today, I've used the cute new Let's Chill stamp set.  This set features several different penguins and some fun new sentiments.  I found this paper that I made when I was playing with some paint and my Gel Press, so I used that for my background.  I stamped three of the penguins on the leftover piece of paper and cut out the scarf and hats and paper pieced them onto the stamped penguins.  After I arranged the hexagon-ed penguins, I stamped the sentiment on the side.

My second card uses the gorgeous new Winter Bouquet stamp.  I stamped this bouquet onto opposite corners of my card with some Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and let it dry.  Then I brushed some warm yellow ink into the center and over the bouquets, and some green ink around the edges.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia set and it is stamped in the center with the same Pinecone ink.  I sprayed the whole piece with some Gold Shimmering Bliss and then I tied some gold ribbon around the card.  

I hope you've enjoyed today's cards!  To see more beautiful holiday inspiration, please check out what my fellow Design Team members have posted on their blogs today: