Tuesday, October 23, 2018

30 Days of Christmas Day 9

Hi fellow stampers.  The moment I saw this stamp called Groovy Christmas, I knew I had to have it.  I love colouring it.

During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND you can use my 10% TJ10Beth discount! That means that you will potentially get 30% off all Christmas stamps.

You can find the Christmas stamps here. 

I hope you are enjoying The 30 Days of Christmas and that you're being inspired to start on your Christmas cards.
Here is another version of Groovy Christmas, using the sentiment Soul of a Gypsy.

Have a great week!

Monday, October 22, 2018

A Christmas Pine Spray - Day 8 of the 30 Days of Christmas!

I used 3 Technique Junkies Stamps for this card: Old WallSeasons Greetings, and Merry Christmas 2.  Technique Junkies is celebrating the 30 Days of Christmas.  And there is 20% off of all Christmas stamps during this period.  

First I stamped the Old Wall stamp on white card stock.  I added color to the bricks in this order - coral, rust, and then a deep red.  I used a beigy-green ink and burnished the entire card.  I added more ink  to the dotted areas on the wall to give depth.   I burnished the same ink over the bricks to age them a bit.The pine spray for the "door" in my imagination was stamped using a stamp positioner like the MISTI.  I placed the old wall panel in the MISTI and laid the pine bough down in the center of the panel.  I inked the stamp with a dark meadow green and stamped it on the wall panel. I repeated applying ink and stamped it again to be sure no areas were missed.  I cleaned that stamp and applied Versamark twice, and then covered it with  clear embossing powder and heat set it. 

I repeated the above process four times, each time moving the pine bough to the right or left to create a full spray for the "door." This panel was attached to the green layer and then to the base card. I tied the ribbon bow and attached  two metal pine cones with gold elastic cording to the bow.   

After the saying was stamped it was punched out and then layer with green and 3 small circles behind the saying.  The grouping was attached with pop up foam adhesive.  After all was assembled I gave the entire card a quick spray all over with Dazzle Shimmering Bliss spray.

Please remember to use the discount code TJ10Judy when you order to get a ten percent discount off of your total order. 

Have a wonderful day and get inky!!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, October 21, 2018

30 Days of Christmas - Day 7!

It's day 7 of our 30 Days of Christmas Celebration!

From now until November 13th all of the stamps in the Christmas Category at Technique Junkies are on sale at 20% off but if you use the code TJ10Jeanne at checkout all of the Christmas stamps are 30% off!!! Time to stock up on some pretty Christmas stamps! 

My card uses Christmas Cactus and Messy Dot Grid stencil from A Colorful Life Designs,

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

30 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Hello and welcome to day 6 of our 30 days of Christmas, we (the design team) are posting a Christmas project on the blog from October 15th through November 13th so be sue to check back everyday for some inspiration, also if today is your first time here scroll back to the start date October 15th so you don't miss anything.
And all Christmas is on Sale through November 13th y can save 20% off all Christas stamps AND you can also use my code TJ10Ceal for an additional 10% off, because with my code you can save 10% off the total of your order excluding new releases and clearance.

To create my card, I started with a white top folding card 120lb card base, a black panel cut down a quarter of an inch smaller for a mat. I stamped the Framed Poinsettia using Archival ink on watercolor paper and colored using Daniel Smith watercolors. After I colored the focal panel I adhered it to the black mat and then to the card base. I stamped the Merry Christmas 2 in Versamark ink on a black strip of cardstock and then embossed it in white and popped it up on the card front. 

Remember to use my code 

Friday, October 19, 2018

TJ Inkspirations: Day 5 of the 30 Days of Christmas with Gold Edging

We have been doing the 30 Days of Christmas event at Technique Junkies for more than 5 years now, and I think it gets better every year!

If you haven't been following along, The TJ Design Team and I are posting a Christmas/Holiday themed projet every day on the TJ Design Team Blog from October 15 through November 13, 2018. In addition, we are offering a 20% discount on everything in the Christmas category (there are 95 items in that category!) during our 30 day celebration. No code needed - it is applied automatically at checkout!

Today I have the card for Day 5 of the 30 Days of Christmas, along with an easy idea for creating a vintage, gilded look that doesn't have the same "grunge-factor" as sponging ink.

Gilded Edges
Santa with Gifts
For today's "installment" of the 30 Days of Christmas, I used the new  Santa with Gifts stamp. I colored the image with Copic Markers and used the Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents on the "fur" of Santa's suit. I fussy cut the image out to really show it off. Then I went spelunking into my crazy paper stash and found a fun little Christmas paper  to use as the background for my card.

As I put the card together, I knew it needed something.

I grabbed my Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and
dipped a sponge (cut into 8 pieces) into the paste. I simply
applied it to the sponge, then added it around the edges of the paper:

What I love most about adding the gold on this way has to be how fast the paste dries, and how elegant it looks. It almost looks like the card is glowing!

To finish the card, I added the A Very Merry Christmas sentiment to the inside.  I love this little card!

I hope you have been inspired this week with our 30 Days of Christmas! We have so much more to come!

Pat Huntoon

Thursday, October 18, 2018

30 Days of Christmas, Day 4 - Warm Wishes Holly

Hello again.  Lynda Joy here with a card from the October release for Day four of the 30 Days of Christmas.
Technique Junkies Season's Greetings Set of 6

To create my card, I started with watercolor paper, and stamped the holly from the above set with VersaFine Clair nocturne ink.  I watercolored it with Faber Castell Inktense watercolor pencils.  I chose non-traditional colors this time, just for something different.  And, because I love purple!

I cut the image with stacking stitched dies, sponged on some purple distress ink, and layered it onto an eggplant A2 card with craft foam for dimension.

I hope you are getting inspired for Christmas card making with our 30 Days of Christmas.  I'm getting lots of cards made ahead of time this year!  

Please use my code, TJ10Lynda, when ordering from Technique Junkies and get 10% off your purchase, IN ADDITION to the 20% discount through November 13th off Christmas.  That's 30% off Christmas stamps!! Just enter my code at checkout. Stock up now at this once a year offer!

Thanks for visiting!



Wednesday, October 17, 2018


It's going to be a Kraft Paper Christmas for me! 

Merry Christmas (just a wee bit early, lol)! It's Toodle Noodle Ro here with you today for Day 3 of our 30 Days of Christmas event. And being day 3, I thought I'd share 3 cards with you! All with the common theme of Kraft Paper. 

But first, did you know that until November 13th, EVERY STAMP IN THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION is 20% off (No code needed...automatically deducted at checkout). PLUS...you can save an additional 10% by using the code "TJ10Ro". That's a whopping 30% off Christmas Stamps! You can actually save 10% on everything else, too, using that code! Who doesn't love a good bargain!

And now for the cards!  I like to have the ornaments on my tree as the highlight, so I wrap all my gifts in brown kraft paper, and then use three or four different ribbons to spruce them up. I love the simplicity (not to mention the cost savings!). After all, it's not just about the gifts! So I decided I would create some Christmas cards along those lines...with kraft cardstock and a simple color accent of green.

As you can see, the kraft CS keeps the cards very understated, but really let the sentiment and graphics pop.

The first card is a card of threes...3 stamps, 3 ink colors, 3 embellishments. This sure would be an easy one to mass-produce!

Stamps Used:
-- Seasons Greetings, Set of 6 (SS097)
-- Pinecone (SD821)

Other Supplies:
-- Archival Ink: Fern Green, Potting Soil, Red Geranium
-- Cardstock: Kraft and Green
-- Adhesive, Acrylic Block, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Adhesive Gems

The next card is layered and lovely.  I am really digging the whole kraft CS thing!

Stamps Used:
-- Seasons Greetings, Set of 6 (SS097)

Other Supplies:
-- Nuvo Glitter Marker: Morning Moss
-- Nuvo Crystal Drops: Ivory Seashell
-- Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
-- Cardstock: Kraft
-- Embossing Folder & Machine, Adhesive, Acrylic Block, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Crystal and Silver Embellishments

And here is my final card. Check out the shimmer on those ornaments!

Stamps Used:
-- Seasons Greetings, Set of 6 (SS097)

Other Supplies:
-- Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy
-- Cardstock: Kraft and Green
-- Adhesive, Foam Tape, MISTI, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder

Hope you were able to find some inspiration and enjoy the simplistic feel of using kraft CS on your Christmas Cards. Don't forget the special 20% off Christmas Stamps and additional 10% off everything as I mentioned above. 
Go on...get yourself a little treat!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!