Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time for a Technique Junkies  Blog Hop showcasing the new February release!  The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team  will provide an amazing  selection of inspiration for your enjoyment.

Pat is again offering 15% off all February Release Stamps for one week!  In addition to new stamps, Technique Junkies has added a fun new product called Minx, a shimmer ink.  This of course is along side some already great art supplies like stencils, art anthology colorations, velvets, and sorbets.

The background on my first card uses “Faux Metal Gelatos from the Artistic Effects CD.  I used a Darice brick embossing folder and colored that with a mix of silver, blue, and purple Gelatos to get a stone look.  I watercolored my inmate “Mug Shot #SD638” with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Makers after embossing her.  The “wonky die” is from My Favorite Things and makes for a great window.  I added faux white stitching for more of that black and white contrast and finished off with the fabulous sentiment from “Partners in Crime #SS053.”

Feb 2016; Goofy Pictures

My next card features the new stamp, “Drinkin’ and Thinkin’ #SD656.”  For those of you who know me know I LOVE COFFEE so I love this stamp.  I started by creating a background using the “Distress Stain Dip Technique in the Artistic Effects CD.”  I then grabbed the Tim Holtz Coffee Stencil and applied that in Vintage Photo.  I stamped “Drinkin’ and Thinkin” then colored her up with Art Anthology Dimensional Paints in “Sunshine and Just Peach by Art Anthology. I finished off with the sentiment from “Simple Sentiments 2, Style B #SS02B.”Feb-Coffee2

My next card uses several of the new stamps.  The background is a classic Houndstooth background called, “Houndstooth Check #S665,”   The technique is the Distress Stain Dip technique from the Artistic Effects CD.   The focal image is from a great travel set called, “Vintage Travel Cases #PS012” which comes with several suit cases, this focal image, and a sentiment which I’ve also used. I added some extra pizazz but dropping on fran’tage embossing powder in copper and heating it from underneath.  I distressed the edges with several distress inks in brown and finished off with Black Soot.  I colored up some waxy thread with Timeless Colorations by Art Anthology  for the final element.

Feb-Travel Card

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’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Marilyn!

The next stop is the wildly creative Jane Bosi.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Judy Jackson

Karen McAlpine 

Marilyn Hughes

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Jane Bosi

Tonya Davidson

Beth Norman 

Pat Huntoon 

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off February Stamps for the next week only!

About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has also lived in Northeast, Southeast, and now Midwest. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives to create. I have enjoyed being a part of several Design Teams including Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, Technique Junkies, 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've been married for 28 years to my soulmate, Bob and we have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on February 1, 2016, in Technique Junkies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Absolutely wonderful cards, as always!!


  2. Smashing cards!! Going now to check out the Dip Technique as you made it look so cool!!


  3. I love your work. The coffee background is really cool. I’ll have to check it out. At first I thought it was a stamp you did it so well. Love that coffee feel you gave your card.


  4. Beautiful cards!! Love them all!


  5. Gilda (McStamper)

    Amazing cards. Thanks for your inspiration.


  6. LOVE your cards! That first one is very humorous and I had to go to the stamp set. I may need that set! I also like the coffee one and it gave me an idea for my coffee set. But the last one is amazing! I just love the vintage look you achieved.


  7. I love all 3 cards, Kathy, but I am just letting you know that first one will be CASE’D right down to the technique. She’s on my wishlist to buy. Thank you for enabling me, lol. xoxo


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