Sunday, October 25, 2020

Deckled Ombre Holy Night

 Have you started on your Christmas cards yet?  I have a nice little stash started, and this is one of the latest ones that I created.  I used the beautiful new Brightly Shining stamp from Technique Junkies along with a Deckled Rectangle stencil to create this clean and simple card.  Even better, it's perfectly flat for mailing with just one first class postage stamp.

I began by placing the 4" Marvelous Masks Deckled Rectangle stencil (A Colorful Life Designs) over some white cardstock.  With the ink blending brushes, I added Distress Oxide inks starting with Peacock Feathers at the bottom, then Chipped Sapphire in the middle, and finally Wilted Violet at the top.  After I rubbed an anti-static bag over the stenciled inks, I stamped the Brightly Shining sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  

Think of all the different color combos you could use with this stamp.  Change up the embossing powders to silver or gold and try different inks in the background.  Go wild and use neon inks for a really colorful card or go non-traditional with a pink and yellow background.  The possibilities are endless!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Inside Out: 12 Cookies Set of 10

Beverly joining you today with fun new stamps which are part of the October release.  I was so excited when I saw the set Inside Out: 12 Cookies, Set of 10 stamps.  I loved all the humorous sentiments and knew I could use them for both the inside and outside of cards.  My first card I simply heat embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder on navy cardstock and used diecuts plus a few sequins.  This would be a fast and easy card to mass produce if you are running short on time with your Christmas cards.

My second card along with using the Inside Out: 12 Cookies, Set of 10 also uses Christmas Kitty for a simple card in one of my favorite color combos.  

For my third card, I was looking through my Christmas patterned papers. I immediately thought of the "Dear Santa" sentiment in the Inside Out:12 Cookies, Set of 10 when I saw this jolly Santa paper.  I knew it would make a pretty but also quick and easy card.  I'll bet if you take a peek at your Christmas patterned papers you will find some perfect for all the sentiments in the Inside Out set.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

TJ Inkspirations: Shimmering Misty Trees


The Misty Trees Image from Technique Junkies stamps so easily and can be used successfully on both colored and neutral cardstock. Shimmer just makes it even prettier! I've made this quick 3 minute tutorial for you -  just a little Shimmering Bliss with one color ink results in sheer gorgeous-ness. 

Here is the artwork piece made from the tutorial:

The kit may be found here:
Shimmering Misty Trees Kit

And here is how we made these:
Shimmering Misty Trees by Technique Junkies
Shimmering Misty Trees by Technique Junkies

I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Silver Bells

Hi Junkies!  It's Holly posting today, and I've got another fun and easy Christmas card to share with y'all.  I started by stamping the beautiful new Joyful Jingle from Technique Junkies onto black cardstock with some Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  Then I took the matching Jingle Bells stencil and placed it over some black cardstock.  I smooshed a juicy Versamark ink pad over the stencil, carefully took the stencil off, and covered the inky areas with silver embossing powder.  The powder was melted with a heat tool and then I was able to put the card together.

Wouldn't this be fun to recreate in different colors?  Set up an assembly line and you'll have a bunch of Christmas cards ready in no time!


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Joyful Jingle Cards

It's Beverly jingling in today and I have two cards using the pretty new October release of Joyful Jingle. My first card was simply done by stamping with black ink on red card stock.  I paired it with a patterned paper which has gold foil  and a gold foil die cut.  I also embossed gold foil card stock with  a pine bough pattern.  Easy card for those rushed holidays!

 My second card features the new Jingle Bells stencil which is the perfect match for the Joyful Jingle stamp.
I simply stenciled it on white card stock using a red ink pad and a blending brush.  I stamped the Joyful Jingle sentiment with the same red ink.  I love the way the Jingle Bells stencil looks with the stamped image.  I used a striped washi tape with green card stock plus colored twine to create the card front.  Another easy card to help me survive the holiday rush where I struggle each year to get everything done.  But with this pretty stencil and matching stamp, I'll practically breeze my way through making Christmas cards.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Gnome for Christmas

Help, I've been invaded by these October gnomes in my studio. To be honest, these darling pinch-my-cheeks little fellas and gal are having a lot of fun with me.  Today I am showcasing a trio of tags to add that darling touch to my gifts, and even to wine bottles, handmade hot chocolate packages, etc.  Everyone loves a darling touch that says, "I love you."  Gnome for Christmas, and gnome all year long as far as I'm concerned.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Blue Snowy Pines


One of the easiest-to-use, and the most beautiful stamp, from the October 2020 New stamp release is the Snow Covered Pines stamp. A monochromatic color palette, like the Navy used on my card, makes this an easy way to add beautiful drama. I added glitter along the top edges of the trees to highlight the snowy look. The sentiment used is from the Oh Christmas Tree Set
Have a Great Day!
Pat Huntoon