Monday, September 19, 2016


Today is day that we can show you some early release stamps for a Technique Junkie Christmas! I have two cards for you today. So sit back and enjoy!  And then go to the Technique Junkie website to look at ALL of the new Christmas stamps. 

This Santa Giraffe is so fun and so cute!  It is a new Technique Junkie Christmas release called Safari Santa -  I also used the Technique Junkie Joy stamp - 

I used Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color in the giraffe.  I used a white gel pen for the highlight in the eyes.  I added some fake snow glitter flakes for the brim and the ball on the hat.  I used an embossing folder on the yellow layer and rubbed a brown dye based ink pad over the embossed areas.

Lots of layers and a ribbon border and I was done.

My second card features the new Technique Junkie release of Pinecones - and the tried and true wish of Merry Christmas (a Technique Junkie stamp) -

I used markers to ink up the pine cones and the pine needles.  Once that was dry, i sponged in some blue ink for the sky.  Tjhen I used my Wink of Stella pen and highlighted the pine cones.  I used my Versamark [en and drew lines along a few of the pine boughs, covered with white embossing powder for snow.  

The focal image panel is layered first on dark brown card stock   - then I tied the plaid ribbon, and layered it on a mossy green.  

The greeting is stamped with black Versafine ink, covered with detail black embossing powder and heat set.  It is popped up with foam thingies. There is a very traditional feel to this card -- at least to me.

And if the early release of Technique Christmas (and Thanksgiving) stamps isn't wonderful enough, Pat Huntoon has put all of these new release stamps on SALE for 15% off from now through October 10!   So quick, go shopping! Get your new Christmas stamps before they run out!

Please check back often for more posts about the new TJ stamps.  My normal posting schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  I will be posting Christmas cards on those days for sure!

Happy stamping -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Hetty said...

Great cards, Judy.
Lovely deer stamp and pinecone background stamp.
You make them pop!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such lovely cards, as always. The colours you did your giraffe is just perfect. Your second card is so elegant. Very nice job with the bow.

Unknown said...

Love them both!