Saturday, September 26, 2020

Slimline Autumn Blessings


We've had some unseasonably cool weather this past week and it actually felt like fall was here.  We are back in the 90's this weekend, though.  According to our weatherman, we are getting more fall weather this coming week, so I created a slimline card to share with y'all. 

I started by brushing some brown, red, orange, and yellow inks onto a piece of white cardstock cut to 8.25" x 3.25".  The ink blending brushes from Technique Junkies are perfect for brushing and blending inks on your cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Autumn Framed Sentiments in the center with Pinecone Versafine Clair ink.  I then filled in the space around the sentiment by stamping all the different leaves from the Autumn set with Pinecone ink.  This piece was adhered to a dark brown card base that is 8.5" x 3.5".  Because this is a flat card, I can mail this card in a regular business #10 envelope with just one stamp.

Feel free to use my code, TJ10Holly, to save 10% off your entire order at Technique Junkies.  Happy Fall!


Monday, September 21, 2020

Bricks and Leaves

 Hi folks!  I'm sharing this fun bricks and leaves card with you today.  Can you guess how many stencils from A Colorful Life Designs I used on this card?

Hold on to your stamps - I used six different stencils on this card.  I also used one die for the "thanks" sentiment.  That's it.  No stamps on this card at all!  The stencils I used are:

I started by brushing some gray ink over the Brick Wall stencil onto some rustic white cardstock.  Then I picked out some colors of papers that I thought would be fun and brushed various inks over the three leaf stencils.  Below you can see I brushed some green ink over the round leaf in the Leaf Set 2 stencil.  

The next step was to cut out the leaves.  The stenciling defined the edges of the leaves so it was easy to cut them out.

On the green leaf as well as the yellow leaf, I decided to add a little extra interest.  On the yellow leaf, I brushed some kraft ink over the Grunge Dots stencil onto the leaf.  On this green leaf, I used a darker green ink and brushed it over the Sprigs stencil onto the leaf.

After my leaves were done, I arranged them on my brick wall and added the die cut sentiment.  This is a fun card to play with as you can change up the leaves and the colors and the patterns.   What colors would you choose? 

If you'd like to save a little money, you can use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.  This code will save you 10% off your entire order.  What stencils are on your wish list now?

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Fun with Modern Circles

Happy Sunday!  I'm sharing these fun cards I created with the new Modern Circles stamp set from Technique Junkies.  I truly had a blast making all kinds of different cards with this new circle set.  Some cards just had a few different circles on them while other cards were exploding with colors and sizes and patterns, such as the card below.

Isn't that fun??  You can spend all day making all kinds of backgrounds with these circles and every single one will be totally unique.  No two will be alike.

You can also just stick with one color for all the different circles like you see in my card below.

There are just so many different possibilities with these circles.  These are so fun and easy to play with.  You really can't go wrong with some paper, some ink pads, and this Modern Circles set.  

Card #1 - Gratitude

Card #2 - Happy Birthday

Card #3 - Small Steps


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tree Grove Nature

 I used the new Tree Grove stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to do a reverse stenciling technique on this card. I blended the background colors together first and then I used a dark brown ink with the Tree Grove stencil. The sentiment is from Stampscapes and it is just perfect for this "sunset in the woods" card.

Use code HollyFan10 to save 10% when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs. 


Friday, September 4, 2020

Delight in the Glittery Pink Things

Happy Friday, y'all! We finally got some rain this week after what seemed like three months without rain. So to celebrate, I wanted to play with some glitter. I used the Fine Vines stencil from A Colorful Life Designs along with some pink glitter paste (Pink Sapphire Glitter Kiss) to create this sweet shimmery card. I love this stencil! Those bold lines really pop out when you lift the stencil off your paper.
Use code HollyFan10 to save 10% when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Technique Junkies September 2020 release

Welcome to the September 2020 Technique Junkies blog hop! This release is filled with a wonderful variety of stamps, and we can't wait to show you what we created with them. 

All of the September 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through September 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 September 2020 release!

Use code TJ10Holly

For my first card today, I stamped the gorgeous new Fall Leaves with Versamark and embossed it with copper embossing powder.  Then I pulled out my watercolor paints and had a blast coloring the entire piece.  The sentiment is from the previously released Autumn set.

This bright pink card was really fun to create.  I stamped the new Beautiful Mandala with pink ink right onto the pink cardstock.  I used the same pink ink to stamp the sentiment from the Five Fab Phrases set.
I did some more watercoloring on this third card.  This time, I embossed the Leaves and Dragonflies stamp with gold embossing powder and added color all around them.  After this piece dried completely, I sprayed it with Worn Saddle Shimmering Bliss.  This card has the most beautiful sparkle when you move it around in the light.  The sentiment is called Leaves Turn and I stamped it with a permanent dark brown ink.

My last card today is what I gave to my hubby for his birthday.  I stamped five of the circles from the new Modern Circles set with different colors randomly all over the white cardstock.  It's so much fun to mix and match all the different sizes and patterns of these circles.  The birthday sentiment is from the Floral Framed Sentiments set.

Check out what the rest of the Technique Junkies team has created with this new release:

Don't forget, you can save an extra 10% on the September 2020 release stamps by using my code - TJ10Holly.  Which new stamps are on your wish list??