I just added a few more
things to the clearance section. Make sure you go through all the
pages, you just may be surprised by what you find there.
All of the
items in clearance are first-quality -- they are just things that I
have decided not to carry any longer in my store. There are some
GREAT bargains in that section!
are very limited, though, so act now to get your bargain!.
We are done with shows for 2015!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth this
year. We had a blast meeting all of you, doing make and takes and
demos, and sharing our love of stamping with you.
Next year brings all new opportunities -- we will be exhibiting
at 22 different venues in 2016. Check out the TJ
website within the next month for our full tradeshow schedule for
I've had this card rolling around in my head for
weeks now. The only problem was finding studio time so I could
The two cards below feature the Christmas Trees Set.
There are 6 trees in this set:
The goal here was to create a card with dimension
that mimics the texture of a snowy landscape. I started with light
blue cardstock, a paintbrush and Art
Anthology Bone Stone Effects. The Stone Effects products are
really cool - they have a sandy texture that is amazing.
To create the sky in the snow scene, use a
paintbrush to apply a generous layer of Stone Effects. The paint
is not totally opaque, so several coats may be needed. Use a heat
tool to dry the paint between layers and before using the
background. The paint dries very fast, so only 30 seconds are
needed to dry each layer.
on white cardstock and cut out. Notice that the a small amount of
white was left around the edges of the trees.
For the snowy hills, tear 3 strips of paper in
wave segments. Tear pieces slightly larger than the base blue
cardstock. The pieces will be layered.
Paint the Bone Stone Effects onto the three white
pieces, swirling the paint and applying thickly. Use the heat tool
to dry the paint. Keep in mind that the paint will retain it's
shape when applied, enhancing the dimension of the piece.
Layer the Stone Effects "hills" over the
blue background. Tuck the trees into the hills, adding Pop-Dots on
the last layer and a few of the trees, again for dimension. Finish
with the Peace on Earth saying
and an embellishment if desired.
Easy Christmas Tree
This is so simply - the only advice I have is to use
a stamp positioner or MISTI to make sure that the sentiment is
lined up perfectly with the tree.