Thursday, October 4, 2018

Joyeux Noel

Have you hopped yet?  Technique Junkies' October Release Blog Hop is well under way.  Be sure to check out the inspiration of the Design Team, using the awesome new stamps.   

My card for today....
Technique Junkies Season's Greetings Set of 6 (new)
Technique Junkies Vintage Merry Christmas (new)
Technique Junkies Joyeux Noel (previous)

I stamped the fir branches from the Season's Greetings set onto a cream A2 card front.  I used my Misti, and inked it with various greens from the Tim Holtz distress mini ink pads.  I repeated this until I got the look I wanted.  
I also stamped off on scrap paper for some of the branches, then onto the card, so they appear to be in the background.  I used a Clarity stencil brush to brush on some green to soften the card.

For the gold on the branches, I used my Dove blending tool to add lines here and there, then embossed them with gold.  I also embossed the verse with gold embossing powder.

For the ornaments, I stamped and embossed the ornaments from the Vintage Merry Christmas stamp onto watercolor paper.  I painted them with Shimmering Bliss sprays.  I just removed the top, and used the applicator to put some drops of ink onto a palette, then painted the ornaments.  The SB adds shimmer and shine to the ornaments, which is so pretty in real life!

I fussy-cut the ornaments, and added them to the card with foam tape for dimension.  Then I used a gold gel pen to draw the gold threads to hang them from the branches.

I used my gold leafing pen to draw a gold narrow stripe down the right side of the card, and added some gems.

That's it.  Easy-peasy.

Don't forget, all new release stamps are 15% off until October 8th.   Be sure to use my code, TJ10Lynda, at the checkout, and get 10% off non-release items, as well.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.