Thursday, October 15, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 1 - Technique Junkie Stamps!!!

Today is a special day.  It is the first day of a MONTH of Technique Junkie Stamps Christmas cards posted on the Technique Junkie Design Team blog.   I believe that every day beginning on October 15 and ending on November 15, a Christmas card will be featured on that blog.

In addition to the inspiration from the Design Team both on the DT blog and on their personal blogs, ALL Technique Junkies Christmas Stamps are on sale at 20% off. Simply use the word Christmas at checkout for your discount.

I cannot give you a direct to that blog because  as I write this post the first Christmas Card blog has not been posted yet.   I will have two cards posted on my assigned days -- but I wanted to challenge myself to create as many different Christmas cards using Technique Junkie Stamps as I could on my own blog. So this is my first day!  I have two similar cards for you today.

Both of these cards use the same technique -- but with two different stamps.  So I wanted to post them on the same day.  I used the Smooch Painted Texture Tutorial from December 2011 Technique Junkie newsletter using a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  Then I added the Technique Junkie Stamps beautiful ornament stamped on Star Dream card stock and embossed with detail gold embossing powder.  I fussy cut around the ornament, added a small bow, and  popped it up using pop dots.  I added some sparkly snow to the branches on both cards.

This next card used the Technique Junkie Stamps Merry Christmas stamp  stamped vellum. The greenery was colored in with Copic markers, and the letters with a white gel pen. Then I added a few red rhinestones for berries here and there. 

Christmas is coming and are you ready?  In the move to my new stamp I "found" about 75 Christmas cards already done.  So after this year I feel fairly ready in that area of my life.
Have a wonderful inky day!


Hetty said...

Lovely Christmas cards,Judy!

Kathy S said...

Beautiful cards Judy! Great embossing.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous Works. Cheers, Holley