Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Stamp of the Month - Yuletide Joy


Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the Yuletide Joy stamp. This set of 7 stamps, which coordinates with the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. If you have come here from Alyson Mayo's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.



With the popular coloring crazy going on right now, I'm sure this stamp set would be great for that.  But I wanted to create something that could be reproduced for some quick and easy Christmas cards. I tried out a new technique (new to me anyway) that I found very fun.  I'm not sure it really has a name but I call it Whitewash pigment painting.  Let's take a look at this card. 


I started by stamping the image onto Kraft paper with Versa Mark Ink.  I heat embossed with White embossing powder.   Next I squeezed just a tiny bit of white pigment re-inker onto a block. Using a small round waterbrush, I dipped it into the white pigment re-ink and brushed it across the image. Once the image is dry (it doesn't take long) I then 'colored' the stocking.  Next, I squeezed the lid of my ink pad tightly to the base to get ink onto the lid.  I used my waterbrush to pick up Poppy ink and painted it onto the candy.  Next I used Willow ink to paint the entire stocking.  The white pigment ink gives the colors a whitewashed look.  To finish the look, I brushed it with our Shimmer Brush to give it a sparkle.

Here is a closer view:

This was a really fun technique to try out.  I will be teaching this in my October Technique Tuesday Class.  If you are local to me, check out my Upcoming Events tab for more information on that class.

Remember! You can get this stamp for just $5 during the month of October when you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart Products!




Now it is time to hop on over to Lauren Moore's Blog and see what she has created!

13 comments :

  1. Love it!! Thanks for the explanation...that's a new technique to me too! :) Lovely cards! :)

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  2. Love your technique! The kraft paper makes the stamps pop!

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  3. Super cute! love how that technique came out for these adorable holiday cards!

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  4. I am going to try this! Thanks for the how-to.

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  5. What a beautiful technique! At first I thought you had fussy cut all those images and I was keeling over in shock! LOL I'm going to be trying this for sure!! Thank you!

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  6. Love the look of these cards, this might be a great technique class. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. I have got to try this technique. Your cards are so pretty.

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  8. What fun and fabulous cards- thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a great technique! I love the white on the Kraft!

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  10. Wow! You rock for taking time to explain that technique. I can't wait to try it and love how your cards turned out!

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