Saturday, October 1, 2016

And a Merry Merry Christmas to You!

A new month and new stamps are always exciting, but new Christmas stamps are very exciting!   We are excited to share cards and projects with you using these new Technique Junkie stamps! The entire Technique Junkie Design Team hopes you enjoy this release and will find some stamps you must have for your collection. Don't forget that all of the Technique Junkie Christmas release stamps are on sale for 15% off through October 10! Please start the Blog Hop with the Design Junkies blog -.  - http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .

You may have come from the talented designer Pam  DeChellis:  http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com/.

I totally understand the need for nice but simple cards for Christmas.  I send out about 120 cards - all hand stamped! - every year.  So my Christmas cards need to be relatively easy to make and yet look very nice.  I will tell you these stamps can help you do exactly this!  

For this first card I sprayed several colors of Art Anthology Coloration sprays on white card stock.  Then I inked up the Calm and Bright - http://techniquejunkies.com/calm-and-bright/ -     image with black Memento ink and stamped it over the sprayed background. I used a Stardust glitter pen to highlight the snowflakes.  I added the metal snowflake with a glue dot on the back.  Lots of layers add to the visual interest.


I also used a variety of Art Anthology Coloration sprays for the background and then I sponged some more light purple ink in the middle of the card stock before stamping the image for Technique Junkies Stars are Brightly Shining - http://techniquejunkies.com/stars-are-brightly-shining/. I inked up the stamp image with Versamark ink and covered it with detail gold embossing powder and heat set the powder. I tied a little bow and added it to the corner.  Layers complete the card.

I also used Art Anthology Coloration sprays to create the background for this card. Then I stamped the new Technique Junkie stamp Merry Christmas Wishes -  http://techniquejunkies.com/merry-christmas-wishes/  .  I highlighted different areas with Smooch paints and glitter glue.   I used an embossing folder and used Smooch paints on the embossed areas. I used a Stardust glitter pen to accent the letters and the snowflake medallion at the top of the image.


This fun stamp is just -- fun.  Pat Huntoon has a real interest in giraffes -- thus we have this cute Technique Junkie stamp Safari Santa - http://techniquejunkies.com/safari-santa .  I  sprayed the white background with a beige Art Anthology Colorations spray, and then stamped the image inked up with black Memento ink.  I used Prisma colored pencils with Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) to color in the dear giraffe and Santa hat.  I added some white or clear chunky glitter to the hat for interest.   I stamped the greeting (Technique Junkie stamp Joyeux Noel - http://techniquejunkies.com/joyeux-noel/)  with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  I punched it out and also punched a red oval, cut it in half to layer behind the greeting. I layered the focal image with red card stock.  I dry embossed some tan card stock  and then highlighted the embossed lines with a brown ink pad.


So there you have four fairly easy cards ready for mailing!

Your next stop on this blog hop is with talented Tonya Davidson: http://stampintonya.blogspot.com.

The full list for the Blog Hop is here:
Design Team Blog: http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com
Lanette Erickson: http://stacksofscraps.blogspot.com Karen McAlpine: www.dreamingncreating.blogspot.com
Kathy Stacy: https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com
Beth Norman: http://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca
Pam DeChellis: http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com/
Judy Jackson: http://judysstampart.blogspot.com - you are here
Tonya Davidson: http://stampintonya.blogspot.com - please go here next.
Pat Huntoon: http://patstamps.blogspot.com


Please remember Pat has a 15% off on these newly released stamps through October 10th!  

Have a wonderful day, enjoy going stamp shopping -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

3 comments:

Karen McAlpine said...

All the cards are so pretty, Judy!! I make all my Christmas cards too. Thanks for all the ideas! I really like the gold embossing on Holy Night card!

Tarnished Rose said...

I love your cards. Always a joy to see your art.

Marilyn

Beth Norman said...

Wow, what a great group of one layer cards. I'm really drawn to the purple one with gold embossing. You certainly send out a lot of cards. I send out about 30.