Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Word in a Window

Hello stampers,

Hetty here with one of the techniques from the
Oct/ Nov 2014 TJ Newsletter called
Word in a Window.
I used some design paper for the background
and the bauble is one of the new Christmas 
stamps by Michael Strong. I stamped it on paper
with versamark and embossedit with white embossing
powder, A little glitter gemston is on the nose
of the reindeer. The corners are a punch from 
Stampin'Up!.

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Father Christmas--30 Days Celebration!



{jane bosi}

After a lengthy absence, I am delighted to be back on the TJ Designer's Blog!  I'm sharing my Father Christmas card in support of Pat's 30 Days of Christmas feature.  What a great way to inspire and get those creative juices flowing!!

I've chosen Father Christmas (SD311) as my focal image--I find myself drawn to the vintagey look of this stamp and use it quite often!  I've also chosen a technique from the Shimmer, Glimmer, Sparkle and Shine CD to draw attention to this wonderful image and give my card the much needed bling (it's Christmas afterall)!  The technique is called Acetate Sparkle.  If you do not already own the SGS&S CD, you can order it here--what a great gift for you!  Be sure to check out the rest of the selections, also :)

I created the frosted background with an embossing folder, white pigment ink and my white distress marker.  I love that thing!

Just a bit of burlap, felt and a bauble......all finished! 

TTFN--Jane

Acetate Resist

 
 
Hello again, Jackie K here with an example of the Acetate Resist technique.
This technique is from the Oct/Nov issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
I had so much fun making this card! You will Too!
 
 
This technique calls for a flourish image, but being me...I don't like being restricted in that way as long as I can find a stamp that highlights the B/G technique. I think I accomplished that, and you can too. Just chose a stamp that is an outline stamp and one that can be stamped many times in part or whole.
I used all TJ stamps
listed below:
Cherry Blossoms #SD294
Simple Sentiments Set2 Style a #SS2a
 
If you enjoy the color combo I used  Adirondak alcohol inks as listed below:
Wild Plum
Stream
Rust
 
TFL and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family!
 See you back here soon


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Try That Technique - Monochromatic Silhouettes

Hi Junkies, Tricia here with this weeks technique of the week
from this months newsletter - Monochromatic Silhouettes.
 
I love using blues for my Christmas Cards. 
 
The stamps are Technique Junkies. 
The Queen's Anne Lace stamp is one of my favorites
 and can be used for so many different occasions. 
 I stamped it in white so it looked snowy.
 
 
I hope you can join us this week. 
I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
 
Tricia

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holly Brown: Snowy Banner Trees





Hi folks!  It's Holly posting today.  Have you seen all the fabulous cards that Pat Huntoon has been posting for her 30 Days of Christmas?  Check them out by visiting her blog here - http://patstamps.blogspot.com/.  I'm a guest blogger today and I've got a fun card to share with you.

I used one of the stamps from the Pennant Set 3 (Technique Junkies Stamps) and turned it around so it is a tree shape instead of a pennant.  How cool is that?  It's fun to find a different way to use you stamps.  There are several pennant sets from Technique Junkies Stamps, and you can see them all here.  Just think of all the different kinds of trees you could make from these pennant stamps!  :-)

Don't forget - Pat is offering a 15% discount on the entire Technique Junkies stamp site until December 10th! Use code Xmas15.  Have fun shopping!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tye Dye


You go girl!  It's Beth Norman here with today's inspiration.  It's time to take these words and run with them as the holiday season is upon us and there's lots to do.   You've got it in you to prepare the meal for Thanksgiving, shopping Black Friday, and stamping with the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

This week's card uses the Tye Dye technique.  I coloured my beautiful lady, from The Technique Junkies Stamps, to coordinate with the tye dye.  Isn't she stunning?


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Madonna by Judy Jackson - Day 9


Good day to you.  Hasn’t it been wonderful to see all the different cards Pat has been creating for our Christmas card inspiration! Just in case you haven't see her blog, go here to begin the series:  http://patstamps.blogspot.com/2014/11/introducingthe-30-days-of-christmas.html

This is Judy Jackson and I have the privilege of being a Guest Designer today on Pat’s blog for the 30 Days of Christmas series. Today is Day 9. My first question to you, “Have you checked out the Christmas stamps in the Technique Junkie Stamps online catalog?”  Here is the direct link - http://www.stampcamp.com/christmas.html.  Pat is offering a 15% discount on the entire Technique Junkies stamp site until December 10th!  Use code Xmas15.
I have two cards for you today. They both use the same stamp –  #S313Madonna- and it is just a beautiful stamp. http://www.stampcamp.com/bigstamps17.html

This card was easy to color and I like the soft way it turned out. I used a circle sponge on a sponge applicator picked up dye based ink on the sponge and then just burnished color in the different areas.   I used this technique to color in Mary and the baby Jesus. The background cherubs were also burnished but with the same color. I wanted Mary and Baby Jesus to be the visual foreground. By burnishing the background cherubs all the same soft color, they tend to fade into the background.  The verse “joy shared” was stamped and heat embossed on a small piece of vellum and added to the ribbon with my small Xyron adhesive.  The words are from this set - #PS005 Sentimental Sayings and is part of one stamp.  The full stamp says “joy shared is multiplied.”

This card is just colored with my Copic markers. I tied a pale blue ribbon edged in silver to create a bow.

Both cards were sprayed with glimmer spray.
I love stamping and I love using stamps in different ways than other people might use. 

I have already created about 115 Christmas cards to mail out this year.  My hubby and I mail about 120-130 cards every year.  I cannot enjoy making all these cards if I have to do the same card over and over, so I make 20-30 of several different cards. When I mail them I never know exactly which card I am mailing to whom, with rare exception. 
How many card do you mail each Christmas? Do you make them all?  Have you started on your cards yet?

Don't forget, by using the code XMAS15, there is a 15% discount on  ALL the Technique Junkies stamps until December 10th. Have a great day! 
Judy Jackson