Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 11 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today's card is all about dimension!  I have this really cool window in my stamp line (SD299), and I just had this idea rolling around my head for a while to create a scene behind it. What better than a scene that evokes the warm, homey scene of little boys playing? In my head, we are Santa on Christmas Eve, waiting for the rambunctious boys to settle in for the night so that he can take his trip down the chimney...

When creating the window, I decided to cut the window piece completely, and use a stamped piece of acetate for the glass. When you peek into the window from the sides, you can see more of the boys playing:

The stamp used for the boys is called Pillow Fight (#SD324) and the sentiment is Magic of Christmas (#SD428).
Tomorrow we have a guest blogger -- see you then!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 10 of the 30 Days of Christmas

 It's Day 10 of the 30 Days of Christmas - How about a little color?

This card uses the Glitter Strips Technique from the Glimmer Shimmer Sparkle and Shine CD.  I paired 3 different - and unlikely - stamps for the colored panels. The red panel uses the Big Swirls Stamp (S426), The smaller green panel uses the large Porcelain Crackle Stamp; and the bright green panel uses the Chicken Wire stamp (S393). I stamped and embossed Noel from the Christmas Words Set (SS029), then I cut it apart and matted them.

Tomorrow I have a VERY elaborate card to share with you - I can hardly wait!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

30 Days - Day 9

Today I am thrilled to have a guest blogger for the 30 Days of Christmas. Judy Jackson has TWO wonderful Christmas cards on the Design Team Blog for you to see today.  I don't want to ruin the surprise too much, but here is ONE of them:

Judy explains on the blog how she made this card - please go visit her here so that you can see the second card she created!  This stamp is S313, Madonna, and is $9.95.  Until tomorrow - Pat

Monday, November 17, 2014

30 Days of Christmas, Day 8

I can't believe that 8 days have already gone by! I hope you've enjoyed the cards so far. Obviously we have many more to come. 

Today's card uses the Technique Junkies Christmas in Dots stamp (S470, $9.95). This was a very simple card. I stamped on a dark purple cardstock piece and embossed it in white. Then I added color to the tree, base and background using chalk. I added the colored gems as ornaments before mounting and matting the cardstock.
Until tomorrow-

Sunday, November 16, 2014

30 Days of Christmas, Day 7

Today is Day 7 of the 30 Days of Christmas! Today I decided to use non-Christmas stamps to create my card.

The main part of this card uses the Birdie Tree Stamp (#S500, $9.95) as the main image.  I stamped the tree in brown ink on the kraft paper, then again on another sheet in red. I then covered the birds with Red Glass Glaze (from Viva Decor), and once they dried, I cut them out and placed them back over the brown birds.  The snow was made from a Marvy Snow Marker. I don't know about you, but I was bummed when I learned that Liquid Applique was not being manufactured anymore; it was my go-to tool for making snow.  I am here to tell you that the Snow Marker is almost EXACTLY the same thing! Apply, heat and, viola! Instant snow. In any case, here is the card:
The vertical sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments Set (#SS3C); Wonder is from the Dream Hope, Wish, Wonder, Set (SDX019). 

Until tomorrow!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day 6 of the 30 Days of Christmas

I am so thrilled to continue with the 30 Days of Christmas, where we are sharing Christmas Cards every day from November 10th through December 10th to celebrate the art of the handmade holiday card. In addition to the cards, I am also offering 15% off ALL Technique Junkies Stamps through December 10th with the code XMAS15.

Today's card uses the Vintage Botanicals Holly stamp (S334, $9.95). I used the Aged Tiles Technique from the Simple and Easy Inking CD to highlight the image and enhance its vintage look.  The berries were made with Viva Decor's Red Glass Effects. The ribbon is a piece of beige velvet layered over the pom=pom ribbon.

I hope you liked the card today. The Vintage Botanical line is one of my favorites (there are several different leaf stamps in the same ilk, you can find the others here).  I think the holly makes an especially pretty Christmas cards.
Until tomorrow!

Friday, November 14, 2014

30 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Today I am thrilled to have a guest blogger for today's 30 Days of Christmas Post. Ann Clack, a  designer on the Technique Junkies Team, has created a to-die-for Christmas Card. You can see the full card HERE.
Here is a sneak preview of Ann's card:
Ann used the Angel of Annunciation (SD070)  for her main image.  I encourage you to go to Ann's blog to see the card in all it's glory - it is GORGEOUS!
Until tomorrow-