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Technique Junkies May Release Blog Hop!

Happy May 1st!  It’s time for another Technique Junkies Blog Hop. For this hop, we are celebrating the new May Release at the Technique Junkies Store.

Pat is offering 15% off all May Release Stamps for one week!  I’ve also got a discount code: TJ10Kathy, that can be used for anything else in the store when you are shopping. WooHoo!

The Technique Junkies team is growing and we are thrilled to have added several new team members to the group.  Please stop by all the design team’s blogs for great samples of the other new May Release stamps.

My first card uses two of the new May release stamps:

  1. “Pocket Watches #S703”
  2. “Hat’s Off To Dad #SD792”

Technique:  Sparkling Resist June/July 2009 – Subscriber Pages

  • Stamp “Pocket Watches” with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink. Let dry and dust with anti-static bag
  • Surgically alter (i.e. cut apart) “Hat’s off To Dad” so that you have isolated just the hats.  Don’t be afraid, you can always place back together if needed.
  • Stamp “Hat’s Off To Dad” in a row using Versamark Ink and clear heat emboss
  • Apply darker ink over entire card base – I used Frayed Burlap. This allows for the stamp below to shine beautifully through.
  • Using Misti position “Hat’s Off To Dad” sentiment onto card stock. I used distress markers to isolate the different parts of the stamp. Using the Misti allows for repeat coverage needed when using distress markers. Once well inked, now apply Versamark ink and clear heat emboss. That allows you to ink over entire image and not ruin the sentiment

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My second card features the same two stamps in a similar idea using translucent paste and stencils.

Stamps:

  1. “Pocket Watches #S703”
  2. “Hat’s Off #SD792”
  3. “Happy Father’s Day SDX089”

Technique:   Pasted Resist from the Sensational Stencils CD

  • Stamp “Pocket Watches” with Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink.
  • Over the top, apply translucent modeling paste through “Stonework Stencil” from a Colorful Life and let dry
  • Spray entire card with Bronze Distress Mica Spray and gently wipe off to reveal sparkle
  • Fussy Cut “Hat’s Off To Dad” and apply with foam tape
  • Stamp sentiment “Happy Father’s Day” on card stock you have lightly sprayed or inked through stencil to add texture – distress edges and mat card.

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My third card switches gears for a more feminine card using Perfect Pearls, which is hard to see in this photo but is so wonderfully shimmery.

Stamps:

  1. “Lollipop Flowers SD768”
  2. “Beautiful Ride SDX 091”

Technique: Faux Canvas from Emboss or Die CD (which is on a deep sale).

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My final card is plays with a little hand doodling and some straight forward stamping.

Stamp: “Own Kind of Beautiful SDX077”

  • Cut 4 x 5.25 inch card panel out of Club Scrap textured card stock then die cut using My Favorite Things Frame Die.
  • Use stamp positioner and stamp “Own Kind of Beautiful” in the center
  • Hand Doodle around edges
  • Die Cut WPlus9 flowers from Love Mom collection and add sparkles on top
  • Splatter ink, I used Liquitex Ink in Carbon Black.
  • Color in heart with Wink of Stella silver

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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 Weston’s, you in the right place!  Great cards Cheri!

The next stop is at Jeanne Streiff

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Lanette Erickson

Cheri Weston

Kathy Stacy – Me!

Jeanne Streiff

Ro Donner

Beth Norman

Judy Jackson

Vicki Garrett

Giovana Smith

Chris Dayton

Pat Huntoon 

The design team really hopes that you enjoy the Technique Junkies May Release Hop and we look forward to your creations in the new Technique Junkies Facebook Group!

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Mix It Up: ATG with Embossing Twist

Sketch Saturday Challenge #423 – Choose your own sketch!

It’s the 5th week of the month and at Sketch Saturday, that means, pick any sketch between 215 through 422! That’s a lot to choose from.  Here is the link to get you started.  I chose sketch #405 by Niki.  Also this week we are being sponsored by StarStampz who is offering the random winner 3 images of their choice!

Any Sketch 405

The image I chose is “My Sweet Sunflower”, isn’t she beautiful?  I colored her with Copic Markers and used Echo Park “So Happy Together” 6 x 6 paper pad.  The dies are My Favorite Things and my sentiment is Wplus9 “That is all”.

Sketch 423

You have until Friday, August 5th to enter at Sketch Saturday choosing your own sketch.  See you there!

From The Heart Stamps – Midweek Design Team Inspiration

I’m here today with a little Mid-Week DT Inspiration for From The Heart Stamps!  My card today is colored with Copic Markers using the “Hot Chick Flamingo.”   For the background I added 91% Alcohol with cotton tips after adding a base color of marker.  I love how the alcohol reacts and makes a fun background.

I hope you’ll stop by this week to check out both the Sketch Challenge and the Stamp of the Month Challenge at the From The Heart Stamps Blog. 

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I look forward to seeing you over at the From The Heart Stamps Blog  and in the Facebook Community.  We really love to see your work.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #415

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by A Day For Daisies who is offering a very generous $12.00 gift certificate to her store for our random winner. Thanks Tammy! You have until Friday, June 10th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose the sweet image from A Day For Daisies called, Curious Daughter.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers  and used Echo Park’s “Sunshine” 6 x 6 paper pack.

The sun, tag, and vertical strip are My Favorite Things Dies.  The clouds are Memory Box and the oval scallop is Spellbinders. Finally, the sentiment is Wplus9.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

Sketch415

 

The House That Stamps Built; Flower Power Release Celebration Continues!

Please join us at over at The House That Stamps Built this week as we celebrate another new release in Repeat Impressions’ online store.  This latest NEW stamp series is called Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders. This Thursday thru Sunday the RI Rock Star team is posting their wonderful creations to showcase the new series.

These stamp designs are all available now as wood mounts, cling mounts, and as plain, unmounted rubber in the Repeat Impressions online store. This complete series is also available as one plain unmounted sheet of rubber so that you can get ALL 7 stamps in this series at a huge savings.

To view the complete series and purchase any of the designs please visit this page of Repeat’s online store  and don’t forget to use the discount code on my blog sidebar.

Come on by to visit The House That Stamps Built blog each day… Thursday, May 19th thru Sunday, May 22nd and leave your comments to be entered into a drawing to win an unmounted sheet of RI’s Flower Power Backgrounds & Borders series. To qualify for this free giveaway your comments must be left no later than 5pm eastern time on Sunday, May 22nd. On Monday, May 23rd Wendy will announce the winner on Repeat’s Facebook page so be sure to “Like” and follow them there if you don’t already.

For my part in the celebration, here are my cards made with the Flower Power Backgrounds and Borders.

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We hope you enjoy the new Flower Power Series at Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Don’t forget to stop by the The House that Stamps Built blog before Sunday, May 22nd for a chance to win free stamps!

A Day For Daisies: New Release Vintage Brides

It’s Friday and time for a new release at A Day For Daisies!  In addition, we are are also continuing with our “Add  Glitter” Challenge.  We’d love to have you pop by the ADFD Blog by Thursday, April 3rd to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

This new release is amazing!  For my card today I am using, “Vintage Brides Headpiece” which I’ve colored up with Copics in Neutral Grey and BG tones. The oval dies are My Favorite Things, the “love” die is WPlus9, and the paper is Our Daily Bread.

Bride

We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Just Purple”

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating “Just Purple.”

I’d also like to wish my oldest, Dan, a very Happy Birthday today!!

Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 card without any large lumps or bumps. The challenge will run through Sunday, March 27th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used the My Favorite Things “Beautiful Blooms” card kit from January. I began with FW Pearlescent Fluid Acrylic Paint for my background.  It’s got a gorgeous shimmer.  I then used the stamp, dies and ink from the kit and finished off with an Altenew sentiment from Oriental Orchid.  The card base is cut out with a WPlus9 Die.

Purple

I’m looking forward to seeing what you enter for your “Just Purple” cards this week!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Beautiful Butterflies

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is “Beautiful Butterflies.”

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 or clean and simple.

For today’s card I used one of the newer sets from Alte New called, Botanical Garden.  The coloring is a combination of both Copic Markers for the base and Prismacolor Pencils for detail.  To keep a “no-line” feel, I started with the lightest color of pink ink for the initial stamping. The card base is a WPlus9 die which adds rounded edges for a softer feel. To display, I played in photoshop to give a textured background.   I think I need to break out those lessons on how to use this program better!

Butterflies

Hope we’ll see your butterflies in the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until March 20th to enter.

 

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Feb 2016 Color Challenge

I was home today after spending more time in the dental chair having my 5th root canal since November so what else do you do when you’re feeling blue, but to create ART!  At least I do. So, today I worked on the February 2016, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Challenge.

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I was really inspired by the colors for this challenge and luckily, had them all already in my stash. I used Flat Fabio Spray in, “Lucious Lime” and Flat Fabio Magical “Tears on My Pillow Tangerine” and Starburst Sprays in, Delphinium Turquoise , Jazzy Jivin’ Purple, and Hottie Patottie Hot Pink.

I went clean and geometric for this card but still wanted to add a little bit of the botanical inspiration from the elephant.  To accomplish this, I added the My Favorite Things feathers, which I sprayed with Delphinium Turquoise and Luscious Lime after heat embossing with Repeat Impressions “Tumbling Hearts 1210-K”  in white powder. I then added gold and platinum embossing powders to add sparkle and shine. My flag dies are from My Favorite Things and my sentiment is Wplus9 cut from remaining colored paper.  As a final step I applied colored hearts.

Feb Color 2016

 

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge

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Simon Says Stamp: ATG

The Paper Players: Tic Tac Toe

A Blog Named Hero – One Layer Succulents

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse here with a little Hero Arts inspiration for the One Layer challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

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I had a blast coloring these Hero Arts succulents with my most favorite Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  If you haven’t tried these glorious watercolors, you are missing something fabulous!

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I hope you’ll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our January One Layer Card Challenge!  This month we are collaborating with Concord & 9th so I’ll be back later this month with more inspiration using their great stamps!

kathy

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