Saturday, December 19, 2020

Distressed Poinsettia Greetings


 Good morning, everyone!  I'm sharing this distressed Christmas card with y'all today.  My usual style is clean and simple, and it was fun to go in the other direction this time.  I was inspired by a card that Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) shared on Facebook this week.  

I started by stamping the large poinsettia from the Poinsettias set from Technique Junkies with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Next, I stamped just a portion of the Vintage Music (Technique Junkies) in the opposite corners with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Then I pulled out my Elegant Writer pen and added some shading to the poinsettias.  The Elegant Writer pen is actually a calligraphy pen, but the ink has some fun color separating properties when it is spritzed with water.  That's exactly what happened - I sprayed some water over the whole piece and let the inks run and pool.  Those areas of blueish green are from the Elegant Writer pen - so fun!

I let the piece dry and then I went back over the poinsettias and colored in the leaves with Rustic Wilderness distress ink and the flower petals with Aged Mahogany and Candy Apple distress inks.  To add some sparkle, I painted the centers of the poinsettias with some liquid gold watercolor paint, and then I flicked the gold paint all over the piece.  After the piece was completely dry, I brushed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink using an ink blender brush.  The sentiment from the Victorian Greetings set (Technique Junkies) was stamped with Pinecone Versafine Clair ink and affixed with foam tape.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

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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