Friday, December 4, 2015

TJ Inspirations - Snow Scene

TJ Inkspirations
Techniques, Tips and Creative Ideas to Inspire your Muse
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More added to the Clearance Section!

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!

Quantities 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 next year!

Dear Pat, 
I've had this card rolling around in my head for weeks now. The only problem was finding studio time so I could create it!

The two cards below feature the Christmas Trees Set. There are 6 trees in this set:

Snow Scene

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.
Stamp trees 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.

The stamps used here:
Sentiment: Magic of Christmas
Background: Marble Swirl

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


Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkies LLC