Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Day 16 of 30 Days of Christmas

I have to admit, this card was totally inspired by Beth Norman;s blog post here -,   You will need to scroll down to the last card on this blog post. Her card is so gorgeous!

I treated it slightly differently.   I used dark purple card stock and she didn't. I used an iridescent embossing powder and she didn't. I have a greeting on the front and she didn't.

But we both used the same Technique Junkie stamp Country Church - - for our focal image.  I also used the Merry Christmas from Technique Junkie Stamps Christmas Ornaments Trio - .

Everything was heat embossed.

Because of the iridescent embossing powder -- this card simply sparkles!

I will be finishing my Christmas cards today.  Then to finish my annual letter, address envelopes, and get my cards in the mail.

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, November 28, 2016

Day 14 of 30 Days of Christmas

There is nothing quite like silver and gold that speaks of Christmas to me -- and I suspect to most people.  I chose this lovely card stock color for this card.

Lest you think that Design Team member never mess up on cards -- let me change  your mind!  I "knew" that embossing powder often spread and I knew therefore you can have difficulty getting words to emboss and look good.  That is especially true if the font is small and close together.  I just didn't think that these words were in such a small font, but oh yes they are!  I had stamped them in Versamark and then covered with silver embossing powder.  Oh, it was bad!   I evidently do not have "detail" silver embossing powder!  The words were a total mess.  So I had to start over.

The second time I used Stazon silver metallic ink.  The problem with that ink is that it dries very quickly so you must get the stamp die covered and stamped quickly.  That took me several tries to get a successful image stamped. Then I cleaned it right away with Stazon cleaner.  This ink doesn't come off easily even with Stazon cleaner.  

I am using Technique Junkie Peace on Earth Dove -  Next I reinked with Versamark the area around the dove and the larger block words in the bottom right corner. I covered the ink with detail gold embossing powder and heart embossed.   Then I  "fussy cut" out the dove and used dimensional to pop it up. I did the same the block words at the bottom. 

I layered it on gold and then on the burgundy card stock to complete the card.  

Don't forget all Technique Junkie Christmas stamps are on sale 25% through December 15.

Now to finish the rest of my cards, get presents wrapped and under the tree, and start on Christmas baking!  -- Have a great day and get inky.

Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Those of you who may follow my blog may remember the scene I painted last year -- after Christmas.    

So now here it is all together for my Christmas decorations for this year.

This year I am having a little difficulty with my decorations.  This is the first time in 48 years I had to set up the tree and make sure all the lights work, etc.  I am not enjoying this part at all.

Hope you are preparing for your Christmas celebration -- and getting inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day 9 of 30 Days of Christmas

I created this card with Technique Junkie stamps.  The stamps are Angel . with Lute -, and words from Christmas Ornaments Trio -

I used some Zig Watercolor Markers to color the angel.   I mounted the focal image on several layers, and placed it on some designer paper.  The words were stamped with Versafine Black ink and heat embossed.

Have a great day -- and a great Thanksgiving!  After dinner -- you might want to get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, November 21, 2016

Day 7 - 30 Days of Christmas

This is another easy card - which most of us need at this time of the year!I first stamped the song background - TJ O Holy NIght -  with gray ink.  Next I used an "Embossing Buddy" over the entire are. I stamped the TJ - The Greatest Story" stamp - with Versamark ink and covered the stamp are with white embossing powder and heat set.  Then I sponged blue ink over the embossed area.  The white embossing area wasn't showing up as much as I  wanted it too.  So I decided my old favorites - Antique Glimmers!  Now the  embossed area shows clearly.

I  added layers to the focal image  and a bow using my Bow Easy.

Don't forget ALL TJ Christmas stamps are 25% off  through December 15!

Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Day 3 of the 30 Days of Christmas!

Day 3 -- it is always exciting to see what each Design Team member does for these 30 Days of Christmas.  I find it to be inspiring! And their cards spur my own creativity!

For this card I used Technique Junkie Pine Cones - and Technique Junkies Merry Christmas -

I used a dark teal paper and Versamark ink to stamp the panel.  Then I inked a center portion of the stamp with Versamark ink on the same dark teal card stock. I heat embossed that section with white embossing powder. I used a large scallop punch to punch out the section of the embossed image I wanted to highlight.  I also used the scallop punch to punch a dark teal scallop, ans a circle of white glimmer paper.

The dark teal panel is layered on white glimmer paper just as is the circle.  Glimmer spray is spritzed on the dark teal panel. Flatter means easier mailing, and at this time of the year easy mailing is important A ribbon tied around the focal image group, The circles layer was just adhered  flat -- it is not popped up with dimensionals.

Flatter means easier mailing, and at this time of the year flatter is better!

And ---  all Technique Junkie Christmas Stamps will be 25% off during this 30 Days of Christmas - November 15-December 15, 2016.

Have a great day -- and get inky

Judy Jackson

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Day 1 - of the 30 Days of a Technique Junkie Christmas!

This is a bit out of the box Christmas card but it is really pretty -- in real life!  This is Day 1 of the 30 Days of Christmas with Technique Junkie Stamps.  This is my own blog but there will be a lovely card each day now - with December 15 as the last day - on the Design Junkies blog -  . So be sure start with a stop there for the next 30 Days!
And ---  all Tecxhnique Junkie Christmas Stamps will be 25% off during this 30 Days of Christmas - November 15-December 15, 2016.

I used this wonderful Technique Junkie stamp - Glowing Branches -  and Technique Junkie Winter Wonderland stamp sets to create this card.

I used Memento Gray Flannel to stamp the branches, and I heat embossed the greeting in black ink and black powder. I sponged the sky behind the branches.  But and I oh so wish you see this card because it just really sparkles!  At the end of each branch tip I added iridescent blue glitter glue. Oh, it is just so pretty!  You can see the little dots - now just imagine the sparkle!

Punched our greeting panels and super sparkly ribbon finished the card.

Have a great day - and get inky!

Judy Jackson