Wednesday, October 21, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 7 - Technique Junkie Stamps!!!

This is Day 7 of the 30 Days of Christmas challenge both on the Technique Junkie Design team blog  on the various  Design Team member's personal blog. 
In addition to the inspiration, ALL Technique Junkies Christmas Stamps are on sale at 20% off. Simply use the word Christmas at checkout for your discount. 
One of the things i like to do with rubber stamps is to think outside the box.  How can I use a stamp in a non-traditional way?  Sometimes I come up with a card that is lovely and very different.   

I used three Technique Junkie Stamps to create this card --,, and

I heat embossed the Draped Christmas in three colors by moving the stamp slightly after embossing one color.  I used silver, red, and gold embossing powders.  Then I heart embossed Joy with detail gold embossing powder.

I used Peerless watercolors to pain the Watercolor New York  stamped image.

Then I sponged yellow ink near the bottom of the skyline.  Then I added a dark blue and then a navy ink to create the image of a setting sun.  Because there was already so many colors in the watercoloring, I chose to make just yellow ink at the very bottom of the sky line.

Does this strike you as a different use of the Watercolor New York stamp?

Have a wonderfully inky day!


Deborah said...

I love all the different elements in this card, Judy! Great colours, and I really liked the draped Christmas across the top. Thanks for sharing!

Diana Enns said...

I have to agree with Deborah - the elements and color just makes you feel like you're walking down the street, window shopping, etc. Thanks.

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Judy, what a pleasant surprise to see this combination of stamps. You certainly know how to pull it off. It works beautifully to have the draping over the city.

C. M. Taylor said...

Beautiful work of art. Great composition and attention to details. Blessings and TFS

April Puzzuoli said...

I agree w the othe comments. I've loved every card I've seen with the watercolor city scene. Clever use of the Xmas banner.

Unknown said...

I love all the elements of this card, Judy. I just might have to order both the draped Christmas and the Watercolor New York stamps. The draping reminds me of paper streamers on New Year's Eve.
Sue Erickson

Hetty said...

This is wonderful Judy!
A very festive city.

Mitzi said...

Reminds me of the domed street out in Las Vegas. Great card!

Aimeslee said...

This is gorgeous! xoxo