Sunday, October 10, 2021

Moonlit Sleigh

We are celebrating Christmas in October over at Technique Junkies this month, and there are lots of wonderful new Christmas stamps waiting to jump into your cart.  I used two of the new stamps on this card today, Santa's Sleigh and Merry Christmas to All.

I started by stamping an older stamp called Hillside Pines on the bottom left corner with a permanent black ink.  I then angled the Santa's Sleigh to look like the reindeer were gliding over the pine trees, and then I stamped it with the same black ink.  I set this aside to dry for a few minutes because I didn't want any of the black ink to smear while I was adding the blue and purple inks over the background.

Once I was sure the black ink was set, I used a small circle punch to cut a circle from a sticky note.  I placed this sticky circle over Santa and the sleigh, and then I brushed on some blue and purple inks all over the card.  When I was done, I removed the sticky circle mask and very lightly added a little bit of blue ink to the "moon."  I let this piece dry for about five or ten minutes before I moved on to the sentiment.  Because I wanted to emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder, I needed to make sure my card panel was completely dry.  I stamped the Merry Christmas to All with Versamark and covered it with white embossing powder.  Then I tapped off the excess powder and heated the sentiment until the white powder melted.

Please feel free to use this code, TJ10Holly, to save 10% when you shop at Technique Junkies.  If you are a fan of Catherine Pooler inks, they have just been added to the Technique Junkies store (yay - I can't wait to try these!).  You can also find stencils and Shimmering Bliss and Aladine glitter paints.  Have fun shopping!


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