Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Triple the Fun -30 Days of Christmas, Day 22

Joyeux Noel from Beth Norman.  As we celebrate the 30 Days of Christmas, we are seeing lots of fantastic work from Pat and her design team.  

I used Triple the Fun found here.  The technique is very easy and fun to do.  Last year I made all of my Christmas cards using this technique and the card below is what I made.

Don't they look so different with traditional and non traditional colours.  Which one is your favourite?  Mine is the non traditional colours.

Stamps Used:  Joyeux Noel

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for more of the 30 Days of Christmas.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Layered Swirls, Christmas and Birthday FUN!

Greetings Inky Friends!

Here's the last card in my own little personal series of using
the Layered Swirls background stamp!

I created the background using the Polished Stone technique
with alcohol inks and blending solution and inked the back ground stamp
with Black Archival ink and stamped on top.
The polished stone piece that Trust Your Journey is stamped on was a 2nd or 3rd generation of the original inking of the background piece! 
I added some Rhinestones to selected area of the Background and called it complete!
I love the jewel-tones colors in this card!

Here's a couple Christmas cards I did at the last crop I hosted....

I used one of my favorite background stamp Swaths of Texture and applied Distress Stains directly to the stamp in a couple reds and silver.  I added red and clear Stickles to the Red or White Christmas wine glasses for added sparkle and shimmer.

I was able to get a second impression from the same stains/background image and decided to create a birthday card using the versatile set Grand Greetings for an OSU loving friend.

The last card I simple covered a piece of card stock with different washing tapes and added the adorable Christmas Carol Kitty to the front. I colored him using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Thanks for stopping by and...

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~Tonya xoxoxo 

30 Days of Christmas, Day 21

Happy Monday! Today is day 21 of the 30 Days of Christmas, and we are celebrating with a new Christmas post every day PLUS 25% off all Christmas stamps. Time is running short - make sure to get your order in today!  I ship (in most cases) within 24 hours OR LESS, so order today and it will be winging it's way to you right away...

Today I am happy to show you my Christmas Carol Kitty card. I love this cool cat! The background was made using my MISTI and the Christmas Trees set, like I show you HERE.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

Hope you have a great week. Come back tomorrow for some inspiration from Beth!
Pat Huntoon

Sunday, December 4, 2016

30 Days of Christmas - Day 20, with a "two-fer"

Hi! Ro Donner here  -- glad to see you back here for the 30 Days of Christmas! Don't forget to load up on your Christmas stamps during the sale and receive 25% off at checkout!

Today we have two posts -- the one you are reading today, Day 20 - and we also have a guest blogger, Lydia Fiedler, of Understand Blue fame, who has a great Christmas Mug Shot piece to show you! After you read this, hop on over to her blog to see her wonderful kitty!

Today's card features an atypical kind of background, which makes the card very whimsical.

Supplies Used:

Build It:
  • Trim a piece of dotted design paper to slightly smaller than the A2 card and attach to card base.
  • Using Versafine Ink and green embossing powder, stamp and emboss two of the Christmas Trees from the set on white cardstock. Trim down the cardstock to the width of the dotted paper, trimming around the trees, and trimming off the bottom so the top of the threes are about 2/3 from the top of the card.
  • Cut two more panels for the front layers of "snow".
  • On the smallest panel, stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  • Attach all layers to the card base using foam tape.
Hope you're inspired by today's card. Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what's new!

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

All is Calm on the 19th day of Christmas

Hello All Lanette Here!

Welcome to day 19th day of our 30 days of Christmas Celebration! I hope that we are inspiring you with lots of Christmas Cheer!

To day I wanted to share a tag that I created using a couple of our fabulous Christmas stamps.

Products Used: Technique Junkies Hillside Pines & All is Calm Stamps, Lindys Stamp Gang Mist, Creative Embellishments Chipboard Snowflakes, Prima Beads, Embossing Powder, Thread, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, White acrylic paint and a touch of Bling.

Here is a closer look at the stamps I used today...

S695 Hillside Pines

Hillside Pines

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Day 18 - Christmas with an old friend...

Today is day 18 of the 30 Days of Christmas, and I decided to spend it with an old friend.

My old friend is my K-pads! I haven't pulled out Kaleidacolor ink pads in a lonnnnggggg time, but sometimes we just need to reconnect with old friends. Remember how colorful and easy they are to use?

Kaleidacolor pads have always been special to me. My first introduction to stamping involved a K-pad, glossy paper, and a brayer...I have been hooked on stamping every since.

One of the best things about K-pads is their ease of use. They are perfect for Christmas cards -- a fast, easy colorful way to make your cards. I have three different examples here for you -- I have they inspire you to revisit with YOUR old k-pad friends!
And don't forget..ALL stamps in the Christmas category are 25% off through December 14th. Simply place any Christmas stamp in your shopping cart and the 25% discount will be automatically applied to your purchase. No coupon codes required!

Snowflakes in Blues and Greens

Our first look is a study of blues and greens on plain white. Using a brayer, the color was inked over the Snow Swirls background. I used my MISTI - it allowed me to stamp over the areas that didn't stamp as well (um, remember that I said these were OLD friends? They really needed to be reinked!).

 To finish the piece, I added glitter over some of the snowflakes, and Glossy White Nuvo Crystal Drops in the insides of the snowflakes.   The Snowflakes Fall stamp and a trio of punched snowflakes finish the piece.

Desert Heat Foliage
This piece was really out of my comfort zone. The combination of the orange/red background with the green, yellow and glittered foliage made me question my color sense the entire time! When I finished coloring all the the foliage, I realized it really DOES work.

Desert Heat K-Pad was brayered over the Winter Foliage stamp, and the inside foliage was colored with glitter pens.

To make the focal image, the K-pad was brayered over a white piece, then the  Wonderful World sentiment was stamped. Note that I stamped the sentiment with the color turned in the opposite direction from the base piece.

Creole Spice Dove
This was the simplest card of the lot. The Creole Spice Kaleidacolor pad was brayered over the Peace on Earth Dove. Then I simply added Diamond Glaze (i.e. Crystal Effects/Glassy Glaze) over the dove portion. A little matting - and it was done!

I hope you were inspired to bring out YOUR old K-Pad friends! 
Warmest Wishes,
Pat Huntoon

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Peace on Earth Day 17 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Good morning Junkies and welcome back for Day 17 of our 30 Days of Christmas! We are over halfway there! Pam here today to share a creative project using some fun "wintry" Technique Junkies stamps.
For today's project I am using the background stamp Star Power in a non-traditional way and the Snowflakes stamp set to make my background. 

The background was created using a stencil mono print with Distress ink and Tim Holtz's Stencil Stripes.  Atop that I stamped a few of the different TJ snowflake stamps in various shades of blue to create the full background effect. 

For the snowflake I used the Background stamp Star power and stamped it onto white card stock with white acrylic paint to create a resist. Over top I applied various colors of blue Distress inks and then used this background sheet to cut out the Tim Holtz Layered snowflake die cut. Such a fun and different use of a stamp and no patterned paper required for this die-cut!

The Peace on Earth sentiment was cut from white card stock using a Tim Holtz thinlits die.  A bit of Wink of Stella was applied to both the snowflake and the sentiment pieces to make them pop.
Thanks for joining me today and I also have another TJ showcase on my blog today so be sure to check it out - journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com.
Embrace Imperfection!