Hey there! Today I am sharing a few more of my cards created with the September Release Technique Junkies stamps. September brought lots of amazing new holiday images and sentiments to the TJ lineup. I hope you've had a chance to shop them! If not, here's a quick link to the September lineup: CLICK HERE
This first card uses Ranger glossy paper and foam ink sponges to ink in the background for Santa in Moonlight.
I uses a circle punch to create a mask from an A2 sized piece of card stock. I saved both the positive and negative pieces to use to create my background. First, I used the negative piece. I used Gina K inks, (Lemon Drop and Moonlit Fog and inked up the circle for the moon. Then I used a small makeup brush and lightly brushed in Gina K white pigment ink, to soften the ink colors. I removed the mask and brushed a little white pigment ink around the edge of the moon to create a soft hazy glow. Next I used the positive of that circle die. I used a bit of temporary adhesive to hold the die cut in place, protecting the moon.
I used foam blenders and pulled in my ink colors, Blue Denim. In the Navy and Black Onyx. I worked from the edges, pulling the ink across the glossy paper toward the moon. The area where the hazy white pigment ink is, turns a thin ethereal blue. I let my card panel dry overnight, to ensure my pigment ink was fully dry and set.
The following day, I added my Santa with Versamark ink and black embossing powder. I also added the sentiment strip with the Good Night greeting, and added tiny dots of Copic Opaque White for a few stars in my sky. I let the panel dry, then trimmed it and adhered it to a pale yellow card base.
This card uses the elegant sentiment from Gifts of Christmas and the Holly Bird image. Both are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a 4 3/4 x 6 3/4" piece of Hammermill 80# Digital Color Cover paper. I colored the image with Copic markers and added it to a bright red card base for a simple holiday card.
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