Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 9 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Have you been joining us for the 30 Days of Christmas?
 Every day between October 15th and November 13th, the Technique Junkie Design Team and I will be celebrating all things Christmas!  We have a slew of cards, scrapbook pages and projects to inspire your creativity this holiday season.
The fun happens on the Design Team blog. The artwork for each day will be posted there, or there will be a link to a designer's blog with that day's post. If you don't follow that blog, now is a great time:

if you have missed the fun so far, just look below today's tutorial for the links to the other days. And don't forget: All Christmas Stamps are 20% off through October 31st!* Use the word Christmas at checkout to receive your discount.  
*Discount not applicable to wholesale orders.
Day 9 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Let's swag! Today is Day 9 of the 30 days of Christmas, and to continue our celebration we are using a versatile background stamp that was released in October. The technique being Used, Resist Strips, that can be used for any occasion simply by changing the color theme. A printable pdf of this tutorial may be found on CD12, or HERE.

Start by heat embossing the Pom Pom Swag stamp with white ink and embossing powder.

Using a large Post It Note or thin piece of copy paper, cover all but 1" on the top of the cardstock. Use a sponge and dye ink (Mowed Lawn Distress Ink used here) to sponge color over the exposed area. The embossed areas will resist the ink.
Add more color by re-positioning the original Post It Note over the the embossed background, masking off the paper, leaving a strip of white between the original colored area and the top of the Post It. Place a second Post It below the first, leaving a strip between the two notes. Ink the strip using a second color of ink and a sponge (Festive Berries Distress Ink used here). Make sure to keep the lines horizontally aligned, using a ruler if necessary to measure the line distance. 

Continue adding ink and moving the Post It Notes. The strips may be evenly spaced or different sizes. Use a soft cloth to buff any excess ink off the embossed areas.

To finish the card, layer the Greatest Story stamp over the background.


Links to the 30 Days of Christmas
All of the links for the 30 Days of Christmas may be found here:

Day 1: Jerri Jones- Wood Background Trees
Day 2: Pat Huntoon - Angel of Ascension
Since last week's email:
Day 3: Pat Huntoon - Winter Foliage
Day 4: Pat Huntoon - Peppermint Swirl Merry Christmas
Day 5: Judy Jackson: Merry Christmas
Day 6: Marilyn Hughes: Whimsical Winter Journal Page
Day 7: Sally Lynn MacDonald: Winter Bricks
Day 8: Pat Huntoon: Winter Wonderland
Day 9: Pat Huntoon: Christmas Swap (You are HERE!)