Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gold Holiday Lights

There's only three more days til Christmas, so I'm posting my last holiday TJ card for the year.  I wanted to do something different with the Technique Junkies Christmas Lights stamp, so I embossed it with gold embossing powder and watercolored each bulb with an iridescent gold watercolor paint.  The sentiment, from the Poinsettias set, was embossed with the same gold embossing powder.  I fussy-cut that and popped it up with foam tape.

Before I adhered this to my card base, I decided I wanted a gold mat between my black card and the stamped lights piece.  The gold cardstock I had did not match my embossing powder, so I employed an easy trick.  I inked up the edges of some black paper with Versamark, covered them with the gold embossing powder, and melted the powder with a heat tool.  I love the seamless transition from my gold sentiment to the gold lights to my gold "framing." 

I hope you all have a wonderful and happy holiday with your friends and family.  

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Holiday Berry Cheer

Hi friends.  I'm doing a mix of old and new stamps on this Christmas card today.  Did you see the new Inventory Reduction sale over at Technique Junkies?  The Technique Junkies 35% off Sale is going on now! Take 35% off all stamps in the 35% Inventory Reduction Category for AMAZING Savings!

You can take an ADDITIONAL 10% off by adding my code, TJ10Holly, at checkout. That's 45% off the stamps in the Inventory Reduction Category!

See the cluster of berries on my card above?  That stamp, called Berries Panel, is one of the many TJ stamps in the Inventory Reduction sale.  The sentiment is from the newly released Poinsettias Set.   I stamped these with Chianti Versafine Clair ink and then sprayed them with Gold Shimmering Bliss spray.  You can see the gorgeous gold shimmer in my close-up picture below.

I added some gold Nuvo glitter drops and adhered the stamped panel to a colored card base.  Now I have another quick and easy card for my Christmas stash!  Go check out the stamps in the sale and use my code, TJ10Holly, to save even more money.  Enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Deer on Nontraditional Damask

Howdy, friends!  I'm here to share this fun and non-traditional Christmas card with you today.  Pink and purple are not your normal colors for the holiday, are they?  LOL  I just wanted to have a bit of fun and do something totally different.

For this card, I pulled out one of my gel press prints, a monochromatic pink background.  I then placed the beautiful Damask stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over the pink background and stenciled it with a purple ink.  A die cut deer and sentiment and some ribbon complete this fun and easy card.

If you are looking for some great stencils, go to A Colorful Life Designs.  There are tons of styles and sizes to choose from.  Personally, I want them ALL!!  :-)  Feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% when you check out.  Enjoy your week!