Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

Happy May 1st!  It’s time for another Technique Junkies Blog Hop. For this hop, we are celebrating the new May Release at the Technique Junkies Store.  In addition to cool new stamps, there are new stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.  As a special treat, Pat is offering 15% off all May Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

Stop by all the design team’s blogs for great samples of the other new May Release stamps. Being from Southern California, I was excited to see that some of the release is beached themed and focused my cards on that theme.

My first card uses the Background Popup Technique from the Simple & Easy Inking CD.  I started by stamping the Sand Dollars #S617 image on two sheets of Bristol Smooth card stock with Simon Says Stamp Ink in Khaki.  I cut out the sand dollars from one of the sheets and popped them up on the uncut image.  I stamped “Listen to the Sea #SDX053” using Versafine Black Onyx Ink and clear heat embossed. To give that extra touch, I took a black sharpie pen and ran it around all the popped up images to give them a frame.

May Release Sand Dollar-wm


May Release - Closeup

My second card features another beach themed May Release stamp called, Starfish #S629.  I used the Aged Tiles Technique, also from the Simple & Easy Easy CD.  After inking the stamp with multiple brown distress inks, I cut the panel apart in staggering sizes, inked the edges, and placed them back together on my card base. The sentiment is from, “Things I want to do #S546” and resting on a Our Daily Bread Label Die.  I tied down the image with some twine to add even more of a beach feel.

May Release - Starfish-wm

Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Marilyn Hughes’ Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Marilyn!

The next stop is at Robin Redd’s Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Judy Jackson

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes 

Kathy Stacy – Me!

Robin Redd

Beth Norman 

Jane Bosi 

Gini Cagle 

Jerri Jones 

Pat Huntoon 

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies May Release Hop!

About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on May 1, 2015, in Technique Junkies and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Your cards are beautiful. I love the tiles. It almost looks like bleached wood floor you would find in a beach house. LOVE LOVE it!


  2. Beautiful work! I am especially drawn to the sand dollar card and will definitely be CASEing you!!


  3. Amazing! Love how you did the Starfish card.


  4. Lovely work. I love the Aged Tiles Technique and you did an awesome job with it Cathy. I think I’ll do one up with that technique. Thanks for the inspiration.


  5. Both cards are great… that 2nd one with all the distressing.


  6. Both of these are just so stunning. Love the beachy colors!


  7. Love your work. Great design and colour scheme. Judy


  8. Beautifully done, Kathy, as always!!! I had forgotten all about that tile technique – love it! Thanks for reminding me to use it 🙂 Hugs…


  9. Love the tile look!!!! Amaaaaaazing!!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  10. Shelly Schmidt

    Two wonderful cards! Loving the dimension you created on the first, and the technique is fab with the BG stamp on the second,


  11. Love these! Especially the color tones you used!


  12. great cards!
    Thanks for playing along in the Design Team Showcase.


  13. Love the rope tie on the beach card! Thank you for entering Design Team Showcase.

    {Craftisan Studios}
    Design Team Showcase


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