Saturday, October 22, 2022

Going For Gold (video tutorial)


Creating the look of Gold with alcohol markers has always been a challenge. I spent some time playing with my markers to find a combination that was easy and looked like true GOLD. As a bonus stay tuned and see how easy it is to make the bells chime (swing) on the card.  Click here to watch video


STAMPS: use code TJ10Chris to save 10% Christmas Bells: Bells Chime:


Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook

Circle Dies- Amazon or Scrapbook

Paper: Neenah: Other:

Click here to watch video

Click here to watch video
Copics used: Buy Copics here

Gold: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14, R00
Green: G46, G43, G40

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Not So Spooky Halloween Cards

 Hello friends, 

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  What is not to love?  You get to dress silly, eat candy and it is pretty much stress free.  

Stencils are becoming more and more popular. Four of these cards were created by using a stencil set by Taylored Expressions.   The fifth card is created using a reverse background stamp.  I embellished the cards by using a glitter gel pen,  spooky dies, and sentiment strips.   I love how they turned out. Can you guess which one is my favorite (listed at the bottom)?   Do you have a favorite? I'd love to know. 


Ghost Background and Stencil


ghost die- discontinued

Versa clair: Amazon or Taylored Expressions
Taylored Expressions Ink- GuavaPumpkinPineapple, Key Lime, and Eggplant


My favorite card is the spooky cat.  Those green eyes are just captivating!

No copics today

Monday, October 17, 2022

Holiday Cards

 Hello friends. 

The holiday season is creeping up on us.  I'm starting to chip at my holiday card list.  I have two really fun cards to share with you.   All the stamps are by Technique Junkies.   I'm loving the new sentiments.  The fonts are playful but still easy to read.    I hope these cards inspire you to get a start on your holiday cards. 

Stamps:  use code TJ10Chris to save 10%

I used a punch to create the Jingle Bells.  The tiny bows were a labor of love, but they were so worth it! 

I don't make a lot of Hanukkah cards, but this menorah background looks so stunning heat embossed on the blue sparkle cardstock.  The camera doesn't really capture the sparkle... but you will have to trust me.  

No copics today

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Spectacular Fall

This might be one of my all time favorite fall cards.  I just love the way the colors look together.  This card is made pretty easy by using the stamp and stencil combo by Taylored Expressions.  First I heat embossed my panels with gold sparkle heat embossing powder.   Then, I used blending bush on the main color.  I finished off each leaf by using a detail brush to add just a hint of shading with the darker color.  It created a beautiful panel.  I didn't want to cover up all that hard work... so I finished it off with just a sentiment. What do you think?

Taylored Expressions Four Season Stamp and Stencil Set

Versamark:Amazon or Scrapbook
Carved Pumpkin: Amazon or Scrapbook
Crackling Campfire: Amazon or Scrapbook
Candied Apple: Scrapbook
Fired Brick: Amazon or Scrapbook 
Mustard Seed: Amazon or Scrapbook 
Wild Honey: Amazon
Detail Blending Brushes- Amazon
Blending Brushes- Amazon
Expresso paper by Stampin Up
Gold Embossing Powder- Scrapbook or Amazon
Burlap from fabric store

No copics today.  If you are shopping get them at the cheapest price here 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Cany Cane Stripes

 Hello again!

I'm so glad you stopped by.  I'm still playing with the stripping technique.  This time with a Christmas theme.   If you like to see how I did this, you can find the directions here .   This time I cut my strips straight (well mostly) and glued them to acetate this time so you can see the red through the front panel.  The rest of the process is the same.  If you have questions please email me  


You can save 10% with this code: TJ10Chris

Red-Real red- Stampin up
glitter on trees and stars

Paper: Ivory Cardstock Other: Bearly Art Glue:

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Vintage Santa


It is release day at Technique Junkies.  The theme this month is Christmas.  There is two sizes of this Santa face.   I used the smaller one to create these vintage style cards.  Inside I stamped a simple Merry Christmas.   It is unlike me to leave a greeting off the front, but I then the simplicity of the design.  What do you think?  Does it need a sentiment?

Stamps: use code TJ10Chris to save 10%

No copics today

Check out all the cards made by other members of the design team:

Here is a quick look at all the stamps releasing today: