Hello Friends! It’s Monday morning and time for a new Cards in Envy challenge. Today we are having a PARTY!!! A “birthday party” to be more specific. You have until Sunday, May 1st to submit your entry and as our name states, your card must fit nicely in a standard sized A2 envelope. That means no big lumps, bumps, or large embellishments.
I have been wanting to break out my Crazy Bird set for some time and thought this is a perfect challenge to do some low level layering so that my card still fits well into a standard envelope. I began by creating a watercolor background using Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I then ran that through a Cuttlebug folder and cut it out with a Simon Says Stamp stitched die. My balloon and tie are colored with more of the Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin adding in a little Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber. The hat is Black Soot and Hickory Smoke. Finally, I used the Tim Holtz sentiment stamped with archival and watercolored again with distress inks as above.
We sure hope you’ll join the party over at Cards in Envy! We can’t wait to see your cards. Have fun!
Christmas is almost here Junkies and today I’ve got a little holiday inspiration for you. I hope you get a chance to get inky this holiday week, I know I will.
For my card I began by stamping “Christmas Tree, Set of 6” with Flitterglu and applied Indigo Blu Mega Flake in Chariots of Faire and Winter Dawn. I did the same process with the fabulous “Snowflakes” stamp then sprayed it all with “Gilded Gold” Fairy Dust by Art Anthology.
For my card base I created an interlocking die background by cutting a flag die out of Silver and Gold pattern paper then lined them up to create a fun background. This is a take on the Herringbone background that I learned by Shari Carroll. For my sentiment I used the Tim Holtz Holiday words “noel” die.
We here at Technique Junkies wish each and every one of you and your families the most wonderful holidays and look forward to showing you the great new release coming on January 1st!
It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge! You have until Tuesday, December 8th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions. Also, if you use a Repeat Impressions stamps, you will receive an additional entry for a better chance to win.
Here are this weeks colors:
For my card this week I did a little layering of the Repeat Impressions “Poinsettia 2012-H.” I used Copic Markers and stacked up the layers using foam tape.
My background is an embossing folder by Tim Holtz as is the die cut “noel” sentiment. The ribbon is Ellen Hutson.
Happy Saturday! Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering a $10.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner. You have until Friday, December 4th to enter for a chance to win.
Here’s the sketch:
The Paper Shelter digital stamp used for my card is called “December 26th.” You can use the pre-colored image like I did or you can color up your own image. I printed two images out and popped up the second one over the first to give shadow and dimension. For the paper I used a Studio Calico 6 x 6 pad called, “Wonderland” and added a Tim Holtz label tag and sentiment. Using pre-colored images is a great way to get lots of homemade Christmas cards in a hurry.
The Crafty Nurse here celebrating Day 28 of the 30 Days Of Christmas. I am casing Pat’s card she posted in the TJ Inkspirations a few weeks ago where she heat embossed the “Winter Foliage” stamp on vellum, then colored with markers on the backside.
For my card, I embossed with Liquid Platinum powder by Ranger on vellum then colored with a combination of Copics and Faber Castell Pit Pens. My sentiment is die cut three times from Tim Holtz’s “Holiday Words” thinlits. To add shine, I applied Pico Embellisher Irresistible in Shimmer.
We would love for you to keep following the Design Team Blog for more Christmas ideas using the Technique Junkies stamps. There are only a few days left so we hope you’ve enjoyed the cards and found inspiration for your holiday card making.
By for now,
The Crafty Nurse
It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge! Today, our sketch was contributed by Sarah of the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Design Team – Go Sarah! All entries should be posted by Monday, March 9th. As usual, all you have to do is start out with a sketch and add your own special touches.
Here’s our sketch this week:
For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a to take a trip to Paris! I used the Tim Holtz stamp and die set called, “French Flight”. I stamped the tower onto paper from Echo Park’s “Getaway” 6 x 6 pack using Hero Arts shadow ink. I used the Lawn Fawn Journaling die as the center focal to hold my image and fussy cut the map element from the paper pack. I finished off the card with some gold enamel dots and distressed ink. Makes me say Oooh La La!
I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!
It’s Monday and time for another Cards in Envy Challenge! Woohoo, I’m really excited about this challenge because “Santa is Coming to Town”! YEAH! With Thanksgiving over and our bellies full, it’s time to breakout our Santa Claus stamps. You can use any image that has to do with Santa as long as it’s fits into a A2 standard card.
For my inspiration I’ve chosen to use a stamp by Stampendous called “Jolly Santa”. I colored him with my Kuretake Watercolors, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE as well as some distress inks. The twinkle sentiment is from “Holiday Words” by Tim Holtz/Alterations, which has 17 wonderful messages in one die set. I placed the sentiment on vellum and finished it with a bit of Wink of Stella. I finished the card by splashing water over the background for texture. Hope you like him!
Wow – this is a lot of pages! I’ve had a great weekend catching up on my 30 day Art Journaling Challenge using Christine Urias’ “Exploring Art Journaling 4” class at Scraptime.ca.
Day 17’s page uses Tim Holtz’s Distress Paint Daubers to make flowers. I topped all of them with a TON of stickles because I have lots of them and can’t really use them on my Operation Write Home cards. I got that idea from Joggles U-tube channel.
Day 18 uses a lettering technique to make large statement words. The pages starts on a base of Gelatos and I used Sharpie Paint markers for the colored letters. I have a LONG way to go and A LOT to learn when it comes to hand lettering, but I have to say it really interests me and found a great book on Amazon called “The Art of Whimsical Lettering” by JoAnne Sharpe.
Day 19 is a fun page I really like and uses some watercolor paint and salt to make some fun background texture.
Day 20 uses die cuts collaged on the page and then using the new Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint over them. If you haven’t tried her paints I would highly suggest it. They are FABULOUS. I have a ton of paints and I tell you the vibrancy and texture of this is like using butter. It’s fabulous. Hobby Lobby is now carrying the line so I’ll be there to pick up the other colors very soon.
This page felt chaotic to me, so I came up with the theme “lost ?”, because as humans, we all feel that way and I’m sure most everyone can relate. It’s life and that’s what Art Journaling is meant for, expression.
Last, Day 21 is a favorite so far. The technique is stamping into transparent molding paste for texture. To do this you apply a fairly even, thin layer of translucent molding paste, then simply stamp into it, letting it dry and painting over it with distress paints in shaded lilac and picked raspberry. I cut out some of the newsprint collage sheets for flowers and the butterfly and used some old stamps from my stash. I like that the little girl in the top right corner almost looks like me when I was a little girl. I hated that pixie, but that’s what I was given. I did some hand patterning around the edges that I learned from the Sakura website. They have some great video’s, so I’d check them out.