Monthly Archives: April 2017
Happy Monday! Spring has sprung here at Cards in Envy and we are beginning a new challenge highlighting “Fantasy & Florals.” Use florals and an element of fantasy such as fairies, elves, or unicorns, etc. Enjoy!
As a quick reminder, please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 card envelope. The challenge will run through Sunday, April 16th. The design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.
For my card I used a digital image by Aurora Wings called “Poppy Elf”. She was colored with Copic Markers in R59, R46 and R14 for florals, E000, Eoo, E11, E21, E04 & R20 for her skin and G99 & YG03 for her eyes using the technique I learned in the “Elements of Nature” course at Kit & Clowder. Alyce is one of the best teachers when it comes to Copic Markers. My floral element are roses from Clearly Besotted’s “Love Quotes” which I stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Inks.
I can’t wait to see your Fantasy & Floral entries this week over at Cards in Envy! Happy Spring!!!!
Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps April blog hop. This month our theme is “I’m No Spring Chicken”! How fun, Right?
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.
For my project, I used, “Chocolate Birdbrain” which I colored up in Copic Markers in V25, V22, and V20 for the body, E29, E25 & E23 for the chocolate, YG67, YG17 and YG03 for the grass and E23, E 31 and E33 for the dirt.
My background is made using the Inky Antic’s Cloud Stencil and some good old fashioned chalk. My paper and dies are My Favorite Things.
Now head over to Kelly Schelske’s and see what she has created.
Hope you enjoy hopping with us today. Our hop will end on Sunday April 9th at 6 am, and the winners will be posted on Wednesday April 13th.
In the Spring we begin to see growth and blooming. That is exactly what we are doing over at Technique Junkies! Growing and Blooming. We are excited to welcome Jeanne Streiff of the InkyPaws blog as our new Design Team and Social Media Manager here at Technique Junkies. Welcome Jeanne!!
We’ve also opened up a new Facebook group, which you can immediately join for inspiration and community around our love of technique and stamping.
Pat is again offering 15% off all April Release Stamps for one week! In addition, you can use a a special design team discount code of TJ10Kathy, to get 10% off anything else (with the exception of the April Release Stamps, the Oxide Inks, or the Clearance Items).
In the spirit of spring, I went to the Subscriber Pages for Technique Junkies and chose techniques from the April/May 2013 section. My first card features “Life is Tough #SD711”. Isn’t she gorgeous? I began by making the background which uses the “Snippets Technique” combined with the new Jane Davenport Washi Tape. A match made in heaven. I stamped her on white card stock using my MISTI tool and versafine black onyx ink, then embossed and fussy cut her out then placing her on a die cut panel. I finished off with bling and called it fabulous DAHHHHling.
My second card features the April release stamp, “Butterfly Dreams #SD775”. This card began with the “Design Paper Starburst” tutorial using Basic Grey’s Fresh Cut paper. I stamped Butterfly Dreams with versamark and clear heat embossed. Once that set, I distressed over the image to create a soft spring card.
My final card features “Honor and Love #SD797”, which I stamped over “Faux Paint Swatch” technique using Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Soft Granite and Mint Julip and Hero Arts Hybrid in Apple Green. My background is embossed with We R’ Memory Keepers geometric folder.
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 Cheri’s Blog, you in the right place! Great Cards Cheri!
The next stop is the talented Jeanne Steriff.
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies April Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off the April Release stamps for the next week only and Discount Code: TJ10Kathy for 10% off the rest (not combined with April Release, Oxide Inks, or Clearance!