Cards in Envy Challenge: Winter Chills
Happy Monday and Happy New Year! Over at Cards in Envy, we are celebrating the challenge with cards that focus on “Winter Chills”. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase anything about winter cold. Snowmen, snowbirds, snowflakes, scarves, hats, mittens, or anything else you can think of that represents winter chills. Don’t forget to make sure your card fits into a standard A2 size envelope.
My card today features a few different stamp sets to create this scene. The snowman is from Lawn Fawn’s “Making Frosty Friends”, the penguin is from Lawn Fawn’s “Toboggon Together”, and a few of the embellishments are from Paper Smooches, “Swanky Snowdudes”. I colored them all with Copic Markers and paper pieced with Carta Bella’s “Bundled Up” design paper.
You have until Sunday, January 14th to enter the “Winter Chills” challenge over at Cards in Envy. Can’t wait to see what you do.
Cards in Envy Challenge: Framed with Circles
Happy Monday! It’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge. This week, we are looking for cards that are “Framed with Circles”. Your circles can be stamped, die cut, drawn, or paper pieced, but please add some circles on your card and make sure it fits into an A2 sized envelope. The challenge will run through Sunday, December 31st and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on The Cards in Envy blog.
For my card today I used Lawn Fawns “Snow Day” stamp set. To make the circle frame, I started with a piece of the pattern paper from the Peace, Love and Joy paper pack and chose a Hero Arts Circle infinity die larger than my design paper, creating a “frame”. Once the circle was cut out, it created two pieces that I adhered to my card front. I then took two smaller circle dies taped together onto some red design paper and cut those out which created another frame. I die cut a final circle with green cardstock. For my focal image, I stamped the heart in red and added snowflakes in white. I finished off with a bow and a sentiment from the same set.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “Framed in Circles” card for the Cards in Envy Challenge!
Technique Junkies – Torn Music Collage
I’m here today making beautiful music using the new “Torn Music Collage” stamp using Hero Arts “Wet Cement” repeatedly with the MISTI over woodgrain design paper until I got the depth I wanted. I then covered the entire piece with Art Anthology “Dazzle” to create a sparkly background. My sentiment, “Stay Humble” was stamped on the same design paper and embellished with stitching dies.
We hope you are enjoying the November Release hop. Until then, please join us at the Facebook group.
Technique Junkies November Blog Hop!
Is it November already? Unbelievable! Have you been enjoying the annual Technique Junkies 30 Days of Christmas? I sure have. If you need some inspiration, pop on over to the T.J. Pinterest page or check out the Technique Junkie Design Team’s site. Pat is offering a discount of 20% on all holiday stamps.
For today though, the Technique Junkies Design Team is showing off the new releases for November. As usual, Pat has come up with some great new stamps for this release and I know you are going to love them. Pat is offering 15% off all November Release Stamps for one week! WooHoo!
Let’s get on with the show!
Stamp: Music Collage
Technique: “Watered Dylugions” from the Bodacious Backgrounds CD
Supplies: Fine Gold Thread, Dylusions, Stampendous Embossing Powder, Love Nicole “Thanks” Die, My Favorite Things Feather Die, Art Anthology “Sunshine” Sorbet, Simon Says Stamp Cardbase Die.
Stamp: Violin Collage, Better Things
Technique: White heat emboss over black cardstock.
Supplies: Club Scrap paper, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Stamp: Stay Humble
Technique: Stickers Galore from Subscriber Pages with the addition of embossing folder
Supplies: Club Scrap stickers, Art Anthology Dizzle, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, MISTI
Stamps: Just Wing It, Paint Rings
Technique: Gold Heat Embossing, Stamping over Ombre of Art Anthology Paints
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 Lanette’s Blog, you’re in the right place! Great projects Lanette!
The next stop is over at Jeanne’s Blog.
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies November Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off November Stamps for the next week only and 20% off the Christmas stamps until November 15th!
Technique Junkies – Scientific Computations
Hey there Junkies! The Crafty Nurse here today using “Scientific Computations #S705” from the October Technique Junkies release in honor of my youngest son’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Matt!!
You still have a few days to pick up a 15% discount on the new releases. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the Design Team Hop. It’s a treat!
I love this stamp. Matt is a math wizard and it’s perfect to encourage him while he’s busy at college.
The background was actually a happy accident while I was playing with Distress Paint. I had applied color randomly to my craft mat and got a very painterly background. I stamped “Scientific Computation” with silver Hero Arts ink, then clear heat embossed. My sentiment is from “Simple Sentiments #SS03A”
We hope to see you in the Facebook group. Please also use the TJ10Kathy discount code over at the Technique Junkies store! As part of the October Blog Hop, Pat is offering a 15% discount on all the new October Release Stamps.
Cards in Envy Challenge: Easy as 1, 2, 3
Happy Monday! It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge. This week our theme is “Easy as 1, 2, 3.” These are clean and simple cards.
As a reminder, Cards in Envy asks that your card fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer.
For today’s card, I used Paper Smooches “Falling For You” set to stamp my apple onto patterned paper. To add some dimension, I stamped again on a coordinating paper and fussy cut the apple center. I popped up a few hearts and inked the edges to add more depth to my simple design. To create the circle, I die cut a circle with masking paper and inked inside. The sentiment is also from the set and I thought matched perfectly with the apple theme. I do love this time of year!
Hope we’ll see your “Easy as 1, 2, 3” cards over at the Cards in Envy challenge. You have until October 1st to enter.
Cards in Envy Challenge: “Penny For Your Thoughts”
Happy Monday! That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week our theme is “Penny For Your Thoughts”. These are cards feature a thought or speech bubble.
Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps. The challenge will run through Sunday, September 3rd and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the Cards in Envy blog.
For my card today I used a Taylored Expressions stamp set called “Party Grumplings”. I also used the “surprise” stamp from My Favorite Things “Beary Special Birthday”, which I stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pool. My design paper is also from My Favorite Things and my grumpling is colored in Copics use YG09, YG07, and YG03. The speech bubble is a stamp and die set also from My Favorite Things.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “Penny For Your Thoughts” cards for the Cards in Envy Challenge!
Technique Junkies – Masculine Themed Nautical Card
The Crafty Nurse here for a midweek post to spark your creative flow. Have you joined our monthly challenge? If not, we’d love to see your cards and your entry may just win a prize at the same time. You can find the challenge over on the sidebar of the Technique Junkies Blog.
We’d also love to see your cards and projects over at the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group.
Now let’s get on to the inspiration. I’ve combined both new older Technique Junkies Stamps for a masculine themed card. I used die cuts to create interest and added depth with distress inks.
Cards in Envy Challenge: White on White
Happy Monday! That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating White on White cards! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope.
The challenge will run through Sunday, July 2nd. Our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.
For my card I started with a Spellbinders Die and created a shaker card with white sequence. My sentiment is from WPlus9 called, “Doodle Buds”, stamped in Hero Arts Silver.
White on White cards are so fun to create, but hard to photograph. I ended up using a filter to get that tonal white on white feel. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for the Cards in Envy Challenge!
Technique Junkies – Masculine Birthday
Hey Fellow Junkies!
The Crafty Nurse here today with another card from the June Release for Technique Junkies using the Nautical Background stamp. I began by stamping and embossing the Nautical Background, then used a My Favorite Things stamp to die cut “Happy Birthday” four times. I then glued all those dies together, replacing the top embossed piece back over all the stack of die cuts. I then fit the entire stack back into place on my card.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and as always we wish you lots of creative play today. Stop by the Facebook Group to show us your work.
Discount Code for any Technique Junkie Stamp is: TJ10Kathy
Bye, Bye for now!!