Friday, December 29, 2017

A Butterfly and Gel plate card

 I admit it.  I am not really good at this gel plate stuff.   I couldn't even begin to tell you how i did this background except that I used some acrylic paints and some Technique Junkie stamps.  I used Wasted - http://techniquejunkies.com/wasted/  , Key Script - http://techniquejunkies.com/key-script/  , Butterfly 4 - http://techniquejunkies.com/butterfly4/  , and Butterfly Quotes -  

I used a die cut flower and Art Nuvo drops here and there.  

Have a great day!  Get inky!

Be sure to use my coupon code for 10% your total order.


Judy Jackson 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Simple Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, we all need to send sympathy cards from time to time.  Some times you want to spend some extra time creating something special.  But often, we need something nice looking but doesn't require a huge amount of time to create.  This is such a card.


First I die cut a small circle to create a mask.  I decided where the sun would be.  I tore an edge of the circle for the sun to be hidden behind a grassy knoll.  Then I inked up a square acrylic block with green on one edge and blue for the sky on the other side.  It is too bad the blue doesn't show well in the scan. Then I used the acrylic block as a stamp and lined up the grassy knoll with the torn edge of the sun.   Then trees, grass and birds were stamped.  the verse was stamped crooked.  Mistakes in stamping are opportunities for creativity. So I used these two old retired punches from Stampin' Up! to create a small tag with the greeting. And so I covered up my boo-boo!

Happy stamping, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all of my  friends and family.  May this special Christmas 
season bring you the greatest blessings you have ever had.  Thank you for a great year, 
and may your next year be one that is filled with God's blessings on your lives.


And in the next year ~~ get inky!

Judy Jackson


Friday, December 22, 2017

Sympathy Banner Card

I used two different Stampin' Up sets -- one with leaves and one with a tree.   Any similar stamps could be used.  The greeting is also a Stampin' Up stamp and is heat embossed.

It is a gate fold card and is an A2 sized card as well.  For the gate fold you score it at 2 1/8 inches on each side of a 5 !/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch piece of card stock.  You can use designer paper for the panels as well.

I stamped a scene with a tree first. Then I used a die to cut the banners,  The die had to be lined up with each cutting so that the tree trunk would be in the same place as the tree trunk in the previous cutting. 

When you open the card the banners open as well. It is  nice effect.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and may some of your presents help you to "get inky!"

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Bethlehem Shaker Card

This card uses a Stampin' Up set current for this holiday catalog season.  It is called Night in Bethlehem.  It is one my all time favorite Christmas sets. 

I used a die to cut the circle.  I adhered the stamped image of Mary and Joseph to the clear window sheet and added the shaker stuff behind it.  I didn't put enough in to see unless you are shaking it.  That is a good on my part. 

I used a darker ink and then a light brown ink to guve a graduated appearance to the buildings in Bethlehem. The sky is sponged with navy ink/ The verse is popped up with dimensionals.

Marry Christmas and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, December 18, 2017

A Pine Cone Christmas

This card uses Technique Junkies stamps called Pinecones - http://techniquejunkies.com/pinecones/  and Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.  

The stamp was inked up with Versamark ink and then Pan Pastels were applied to the Versamarkink.  This technique utilizes a dirty Versamark pad so you can actually see where you stamped.  Then I used the red Art Nuvo Glitter markers to  randomly apply red berry dots all over the card. http://techniquejunkies.com/nuvo-glitter-markers/  

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.




Have a terrific day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Friday, December 15, 2017

Night in Bethlehem


This is a Bendy Card.  There are lots of tutorials all over the internet for this card technique.  Just google "Bendy Card."  This stamps set is from Stampin' Up in this current year's  Holiday Mini- Catalog.  I used the star die to cut the star, but the actual stamp is from a retired SU stamp set.  May and Joseph are heat embossed with several layers of clear embossing powder.   Then I die  cut the couple. That left an impression in the die cut that had a white look.  I just heat embossed it again and the white mark went away.

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season. 

Have a stamping and inky day!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy Fall Birthday

Where I live, we still have fall leaves on a few trees -- even though we had our first snowfall this past Saturday.   I like reflection cards so when I saw this stamp at a local stamp show I bought it.  It is an Impression Obsession stamp.   The leaves are created with a small dotted stamp from Stampin' Up. The happy birthday greeting is also from Stampin' Up.  I used Copic markers to add shades of color here and there.  The dotted back ground is also from Impression Obsession.

Have a great day, and get inky.

Judy Jackson

Monday, December 11, 2017

Deepest Sympathy

I used two Technique Junkies stamps to  create this card. The background is called Watercolor Flowers - http://techniquejunkies.com/watercolor-flowers/  , and a verse from the set called With Sympoathy - http://techniquejunkies.com/with-sympathy-set-of-5/

I first stamped the flowers with back ink.  I cleaned the stamp and then I stamped it slightly offset from the first image with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I used some pale yellow vellum to heat emboss the greeting.  Layers  and  pearls finish the card. 

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


I hope you have nailed your Christmas cards, and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Friday, December 8, 2017

Merry Christmas

I used a strip of green card stock whihc was embossed with an embossing folder.  I added three trees from the Technique Junkies set called Christmas Trees - http://techniquejunkies.com/christmas-trees-set-of-6/  .  The greeting which was heat embossed with white embossing powder - comes from the Technique Junkies set Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

Ribbons serve as the embellishments.

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.




Have a wonderful stamping day getting inky!
Judy Jackson

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Best Wishes


I stamped the row of trees in the stamp from TEchnique Junkies Creaking Trees - http://techniquejunkies.com/creaking-trees/  , and the greeting is from Technique Junkies  Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/ I just stamped the trees over and over filling them in the panel.    The greeting is heat embossed. 

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Have a stamping day, and get inky!
Judy Jackson

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holly Bird Christmas


This beautiful Technique Junkie stamp is called Holly Bird - www.techniquejunkies.com//holly-bird/ and is colored with Copic Markers.  The greeting is from the Technique Junkie set called Gifts of Christmas -  www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.  

Layering and stick on bead embellishment finish the card.  I also used Art Nuvo Glitter Drops.

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Happy stamping and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Friday, December 1, 2017

Music and Christmas

I used an embossing folder for the music panel, and then cut it at an angle.  I layered it with gold card stock.  Then another layer of white card cut at the same angle was adhered to the bottom.  

I used a tree stamp from Technique Junkies Christmas Trees - http://techniquejunkies.com/christmas-trees-set-of-6/  and fussy cut the tree out.  I added tiny red rhinestones on the tree. The verse is from Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/It was heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.


And remember you can get a 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.



Have a wonderful day and get Inky!!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friends and Rainy Days

This day, this very day, my twin granddaughters turn 11!  And like many children they both like animals.  One likes piggies, and one likes DUCKS.  When I saw this Unity stamp I had to buy it.  It was almost someone was pushing me toward the computer, and clicking on the various buttons that buy this NOW!!

I used the same Salad Spinner technique for the background (look at my September 1, 2017 post for complete directions), and I used my Copic markers to color in the image.  the puddles and the grass were sort hand colored and sort of sketched in.  This is a cute card for one of my 5 cute granddaughters!  

Have a wonderful day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Rainy Day...

Every now and then you need a quick card to send to someone who is just having a rough time in this game we call life.  They may or may not be "sick"  -- but you know things are not making them say, "Oh hooray, this is happening to me to me now."

I used two Technique Junkies stamps -  Paint Rings - techniquejunkies.com/paint-rings/; and Play in the Puddles - http://techniquejunkies.com/play-in-the-puddles/  .

This is such a simple to create a card with impact. Both stamps were heat embossed with white pigment ink and white detail embossing powder.  Then because "puddles" makes you thjink of rain puddles I used blue dye based  ink.  I used a sponge and burnished .ink all over the stamped image. I burnished and burnished until I was happy with the intensity of the color.

Then the images were matted and arranged on the base card.

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Have a great day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Life is A Song!



I used three Technique Junkies stamps to create this card.   The background stamp is a November release called Violin collage - techniquejunkies.com/violin-collage/ .  I stamped it on white card stock and embossed it with clear embossing powder over Versamark ink.  Then I sprayed a variety of color of Art Anthology Colorations sprays - http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/  .  Then I blotted off the excess.

Next I used a small piece of white card stock sprayed with the same variety of Art Anthology Colorations sprays as above.  After it was dry I stamped The Saxophonist - http://techniquejunkies.com/the-saxophonist/  , and Life is A Song - http://techniquejunkies.com/life-is-a-song/.  Both stamps were stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.

The focal image was trimmed and mounted,  Stick on embellishments were used.
And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Have a wonderful musical day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Give Me the Beat Boys!



I sprayed  white stock with  several colors of  Colorations spray from Art Anthology products - http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/  .  Then I stamped  Technique Junkies November release stamp Torn Music Collage - techniquejunkies.com/torn-music-collage/ -    with  black ink.   The focal image Technique Junkies Free My Soul - http://techniquejunkies.com/free-my-soul/  - was stamped with black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The treble clef  is a purchased music embellishment.  I pressed it into my Versamark pad and covered it with detail gold embossing powder.  I did this several times to ensure a thick coat that would be smooth when completed.  It is attached with glue dots.

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Hoping for a wonderful day for each of you, and that you are getting inky.

Judy Jackson

Monday, November 20, 2017

Stay Humble


The Technique Junkies background stamp is called Sudsy Stuff - http://techniquejunkies.com/sudsy-stuff/  .  I inked up the stamp with a gray ink on blue card stock.  I added die cut ocean plants, and a die cut sea turtle.  I placed the turtle die cut on sticky embossable table and added several shades of embossing powder, and heat set the turtle.  Then I pressed a Versamark pad on the turtle and covered it with clear embossing poweder.  I did this several times so to look at the turtle it almost appears to be glass.

I stamped the Technique Junkies November release stamp Stay Humble -  techniquejunkies.com/stay-humble/ - on yellow vellum.  I stamped with a black Versafine ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.    The edges were torn and then adhered with adhesive from a Xyron machine.

And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.

Hope your day is just terrific, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Life is Like A Tea Cup!



I used two different Technique Junkies stamps to create this fun card.  The background stamp is a November release stamp called Flatware - techniquejunkies.com/flatware/ . The background is inked up a Kaliedacoloor ink pad.  The focal image is Like a Teacup - http://techniquejunkies.com/like-a-teacup/  .  It is colored with Copic markers.

Layers, sponging, and embellishments finish the card. 


And remember you can get an addition 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Have a great day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

And to All a Good Night!


I saw a similar card somewhere out there on the internet and I honestly do not remember where.    I used two Technique Junkies Stamps on this card:  Hillside Pines - http://techniquejunkies.com/hillside-pines/  , and Good Night - www.techniquejunkies.com/good-night/ .  

First I created a moon mask but punching a circle from two "all over" sticky note paper.  Two are needed for stability.  Then I swirled dark blue ink all over the white card stock.Then I spritzed a glimmer spray with pearl colored Perfect Pearls for the stars in the sky. I rubbed over the card stock with an Embossing Buddy because I didn't want any stray powder to become heat embossed on my next step.  I used only the tallest tree on the stamp Hillside Pines - http://techniquejunkies.com/hillside-pines/. I inked it first with Versamark, and then inked it with  a dark mossy ink. I started in the center of the bottom of the panel. , Then I cleaned the stamp, and repeated for every tree stamp you see here. The goal was to create a scene where the person would be lying down on a blanket and looking at the night sky above him/her.   I covered the ink with clear embossing powder.  Then I took my finger tip with a very small amount of white pigment ink and gently smeared a light amount of ink in a circular motion around the masked moon. Then I removed the mask from the moon, and stuck on a few bright white stars.

The greeting is heat embossed with white embossing powder.


And remember you can get a 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.


Have a wonderful brisk day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Sparkles - 30 Days of Christmas Card for 2017 - The Last One!

From October 15 thorough November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 20% off  during this event!  And if a customer uses my TJ10Judy code, the customer can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off!   Be sure you go and see what the Design Team is doing at https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .

The background was created with a stencil from A Colorful Life STencils -  http://techniquejunkies.com/circle-mosaic-stencil/ and gold Nuvo Mousse - http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/nuvo-mousse/   .  The mousse dries very quickly so it was not long before I could burnish the spaces in between with light aqua ink.

Then I stamped Safari Santa - http://techniquejunkies.com/safari-santa/  
  , and a part of a verse from Christmas Ornaments Trio on the hat - http://techniquejunkies.com/christmas-ornaments-trio-set-of-9/  .  The focal image was painted with Twinkling H2Os.   

Merry Christmas to all of you!  My Christmas cards are done and ready to mail.  I hope you have been inspired by my cards for these 30 Days of Christmas.  
  
During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND every customer can use my discount code – TJ10Judy  for an additional 10% discount! That means if you use my code you would receive 30% off all Christmas stamps.  And if you see stamps you want that are not Christmas , using the TJ10Judy code will get 10% off of everything else that isn't Christmas.  This is the very last day for this double discount! So get shopping, stampers!
Have a happy day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bendy Card - 30 Days of Christmas, Day 29

From October 15 thorough November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 20% off  during this event!  And if a customer uses my TJ10Judy code, the customer can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off!   Be sure you go and see what the Design Team is doing at https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .  Tomorrow is the last day for the 30 Days of Christmas so I hope if you have not shopped for Christmas stamps, you will by tomorrow!  This is the only 30 days when you can double coupons and get 30% off of all Technique Junkies Christmas stamps, and don't we all just love a bargain!

This is another 5x7 card in order to get all of the elements in place.   And this is a Bendy card -- inspired by Beth Norman's Bendy card on the Design Junkies blog - http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2017/11/30-days-of-christmas-day-24-bendi-fold.html .  Tutorials for Bendy cards are on several places on the internet and easy to find.  I just googled it and found links on you tube, Splitcoast Stampers, and Pinterest. So choose the one that makes the most sense to you.

I  die cut the stars in the top after the navy ink was burnished.  Next time I would do it first.  Stamp Technique Junkies stamps Santa in the Moonlight - www.techniquejunkies.com/santa-in-moonlight/ -  first.  Then cut a circle mask that is 1 7/8th inches in diameter.  Place the mask over the moon.  And then burnish the  white stock with the navy ink.  Create bendy parts from whatever house dies you have and follow the directions for whatever tutorial you chose.


Bendy cards are just fun to make,  time consuming but fun!  


During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND every customer can use my discount code – TJ10Judy  for an additional 10% discount! That means if you use my code you would receive 30% off all Christmas stamps.  And if you see stamps you want that are not Christmas , using the TJ10Judy code will get 10% off of everything else that isn't Christmas.  So get shopping, stampers!

  

Have you placed your Technique Junkies Christmas stamp order yet?  You only have one more day left!  

Have a stamping good day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson
 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Snowy Church, 30 Days of Christmas - Day 28

From October 15 thorough November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 20% off  during this event!  And if a customer uses my TJ10Judy code, the customer can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off!   Be sure you go and see what the Design Team is doing at https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .


Two Technique Junkies Stamps are using on this card.  One is Country Church - http://techniquejunkies.com/country-church/  , and Gifts of  Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

I heat embossed the church with detail clear embossing powder on white card stock.  Once it had cooled (as I didn't want to smear the hot embossing powder) I burnished the entire scene with a light aqua dye based ink. I burnished and burnished until all of the details helped the white to stand out in relief.    I only used the two words from one of the verses in the Gifts of Christmas set - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

The focal image and the greeting were layered on aqua card stock.  

Two more days  and I will share my last TJ 2017 ~ 30 Days of Christmas card with you! 


And remember you can get a 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.

I hope you are shopping, Stampers!



Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Snowy Church, 30 Days of Christmas Day 28

From October 15 thorough November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 20% off  during this event!  And if a customer uses my TJ10Judy code, the customer can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off!   Be sure you go and see what the Design Team is doing at https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .


Two Technique Junkies Stamps are using on this card.  One is Country Church - http://techniquejunkies.com/country-church/  , and Gifts of  Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

I heat embossed the church with detail clear embossing powder on white card stock.  Once it had cooled (as I didn't want to smear the hot embossing powder) I burnished the entire scene with a light aqua dye based ink. I burnished and burnished until all of the details helped the white to stand out in relief.    I only used the two words from one of the verses in the Gifts of Christmas set - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/.

The focal image and the greeting were layered on aqua card stock.  

Two more days  and I will share my last TJ 2017 ~ 30 Days of Christmas card with you! 


And remember you can get a 10% discount with this code - TJ10Judy.

I hope you are shopping, Stampers!



Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Friday, November 10, 2017

Glittery Holly 30 Days of Christmas Day 27


From October 15 thorough November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 20% off  during this event!  And if a customer uses my TJ10Judy code, the customer can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off!   Be sure you go and see what the Design Team is doing at https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .

 I used Technique Junkies Gifts of Christmas stamps - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/ and heat embossed the chose verse with detail gold embossing powder. 

I used a stencil with seasonal foliage  and Art Nuvo Glimmer Paste - http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/nuvo-glimmer-paste/  .  This dries fairly quickly but you really want to let it sit for a while especially because you adding quite a bit of the glimmer paste to get the details.  


I framed the focal panel with gold card stock and adhered it to the red base card. 



During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND every customer can use my discount code – TJ10Judy  for an additional 10% discount! That means if you use my code you would receive 30% off all Christmas stamps.  And if you see stamps you want that are not Christmas , using the TJ10Judy code will get 10% off of everything else that isn't Christmas. So get shopping, stampers!

Hope your days are wonderful and that you are getting inky!

Judy Jackson

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Miracle of Christmas 30 Days of Christmas Day 25


From October 15 thorough November 13 Technique Junkies Stamps is celebrating 30 Days Of Christmas! All Technique Junkies Christmas stamps are 20% off  during this event!  And if a customer uses my TJ10Judy code, the customer can receive an ADDITIONAL 10% off!   Be sure you go and see what the Design Team is doing at https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/  .

This card was fun to make.  I used an embossing folder, and die cut to cut out the center.  I die cut a scalloped oval from a red piece of card stock for the center.  The verse - which is from TJ Gifts of Christmas - www.techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/ - was stamped on a white panel and centered under the red scalloped oval.  

The foliage was painted with Smooch paints, and the poinsettia was die cut.  I added some gold glitter Smooch paint and some yellow Prills for the center.

Please do not forget that TODAY is the LAST day you can get the 15% off discount (comes off automatically) for all of the Technique Junkies Stamps November releases. 



During the 30 days of Christmas, every stamp in the Christmas category is 20% off. AND every customer can use my discount code – TJ10Judy  for an additional 10% discount! That means if you use my code you would receive 30% off all Christmas stamps.  And if you see stamps you want that are not Christmas , using the TJ10Judy code will get 10% off of everything else that isn't Christmas. So get shopping, stampers!.

Have a wonderful day, and get inky!

Judy Jackson