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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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Technique Junkies November 2020 stamp release

Welcome to the November 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 November 2020 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 2020 release!

Use code TJ10Holly

For my first card today, I stamped the awesome new Birch Tree Border and cut it out.  The background was created by blending some distress inks with the ink blending brushes.  I glued down the cut out Birch Tree Border and then stamped the Art of God with a dark brown ink.  

My next card was all about letting go and getting creative.  I don't drink coffee, so I wanted to use this new Coffee Stains background in a different way.  To me, these stains look like paint splatters and drips, so I decided to run with that idea and see what happened.  I embossed the new Coffee Stains background with white embossing powder, and then I lightly misted the paper with water.  I smooshed some distress inks onto my craft mat and pressed the paper into the ink puddles.  I repeated until I was satisfied with the coverage and then set the paper aside to dry.  Meanwhile, I stamped the Art Mistakes with some Stazon ink onto some vellum.  After my background piece was completely dry, I wrapped the stamped vellum around the background and glued it to the back.

When I saw this beautiful new Pine Bough stamp, I knew immediately that I wanted to use it for Christmas cards.  I stamped the Pinecones background (previously released) with brown ink onto some cream paper and then blended the brown ink all over the background.  Then I stamped the new Pine Bough and added the sentiment from the Christmas Ornaments Trio set.  This is one of my favorite Christmas cards so far, and it will be easy to make a whole stack of these.  This card is flat so I can mail it with just one first class postage stamp.  

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

Pat from Technique Junkies is also offering a "Gotta Have It All" bundle where you can get all the stamps and stencils in this release at 25% off.  This includes 15 stamps and 2 stencils for only $99.99.  That's an awesome deal!  You can find it by clicking HERE.  This is what all the stamps and stencils look like:

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