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 some great new stencils you absolutely need to check out. The other new product is the Nuvo Mouse, which is a 3D effect product like modeling paste in gorgeous colors.
For my first card on the hop, I’ve taken Palm Tree’s Set of 3 #SS069 and used the Misti tool to create a multilayered effect using Distress Markers. The Misti allows you to keep your stamp in the same place and repeatedly use different colors. I saw this technique by the wonderful Jill Foster and thought it would be perfect for this new TJ Stamp. I used Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs and Espresso for the branches and Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint for the branches. Once the tree is completely stamped, seal it with a clear layer of embossing powder. This protective layer allows you to work on the background without dulling the focal image colors. It also gives you little highlights that peek up, which I love.
Next I took distress inks in Broken China and Faded Jeans and began creating the clouds. The “sand” is created with Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Gathered Twigs.
Here is another card with the very same technique only using more muted distress inks. For this card I added another new February stamp called Fly Me Away #S716 which frames this scene perfectly. The sentiments in both cards are included in the Palm Trees Set of 3 set.
My next card features Fly Me Away #S716 in a full card. I used the same technique with the repeated stamping using the Misti Tool. For more texture, I added a Tim Holtz Stencil over the top with Antique Linen Distress Ink. You can use any of the new Colorful Life stencils too! The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker.
My final card for you today features “Kitty in Curlers #SD743”. I stamped her using Versafine ink in smokey grey and colored her in Art Anthology paints in Cotton Candy for her curlers, Buttercream for the body and Baby Blue Eyes for the background. The patterned paper is created using the technique called, Whitewash Chic from Artistic Effects CD. I wanted her to look like an old time picture frame so I hung a string over a brad so she can hang in her glory.
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! Gorgeous Projects Cheri !
The next stop is the wildly creative Ro Donner!
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Kathy Stacy That’s Me!
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies February Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off the February Release Stamps for the next week only!
Happy Monday! That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating Pink & Grey cards! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps. The challenge will run through Sunday, January 29th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.
For my card today I used AlteNew’s Adore You stamp set. I stamped the flowers in Versafine Smokey Grey ink over design paper by My Minds Eye. I inked the edges of my front panel with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and added ink spots in that same ink color. The “I Adore You” sentiment, also in Versafine Smokey Grey completes my Pink & Grey card.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your Pink & Grey cards for the Cards in Envy Challenge!