Hi folks. I had so much fun making this card.
I started out by sponging Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry. After I let it air dry for an hour, I used Bubbles Stencil and rubbed white SU Craft ink through the circles.
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Hello folks! This is the time of year when I would normally say, “there’s a crispness in the air” but here in southern Ontario, it’s still hot. This has been the dryest and hottest summer I remember.
My background uses the Shaving Cream technique. To make it look spooky I added black to my shaving cream.
I used Technique Junkies Trick or Treat Banner and coloured it with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits.
Next I added some Cuttlebug dies and hand drew in the spider web.
Hello folks! Welcome to the new release blog hop. All September newly released stamps will be on sale at 15% off until September 8th. If you came from Kathy Stacy’s blog, you’re on the right track. If you didn’t, you might want to start at the beginning at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss all our inspiration. Wasn’t Kathy’s work inspirational? She is a true artist.
This stamp, called It Takes Courage, really resonates with me because it really does take courage to grow up and become who you really are. I’m so anxious to use this in my journal I’m working on. A friend once told me, “Be who you are.” It isn’t easy is it?
Halloween is around the corner. This background stamp is so versatile. I masked my moon and brayered yellow and orange ink over top, and then stamped out Graveyard background, and last year’s release Fight Night (Fright Night is not on sale–sorry).
My final card uses the stamp Don’t Lose Faith. My image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and odorless mineral spirits. For my background I used Burlap and used the technique called Stencil Spray with a twist found on Sensational Stencils CD.
Now it’s time to go visit the awesome Pam DeChellis’ blog. You are in for a real treat. Isn’t it fun to see what other’s do with newly released stamps?
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to create with your favourite stamp from this month’s release.
Hello friends. Woe is me–my camera is still not fixed, not that I have taken it in yet, so I took my photo on my phone. This particular card turned out pretty good I’d say, it’s the other one that is a little fuzzy.
To create my card I used watercolor paper, and started by inking my stamp with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Next, I tapped out some Colorbursts onto the watercolor paper then spritzed with water.
To create my corners, I had extra watercolor paper that I sprinkled with Colorbursts and spritzed water. Using my Cricut corner die, I cut out four corners and glued the corners onto my card front.
This was a fun technique that can be used with Bisters or any other watercolor pigment powders.
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Stamp: Technique Junkies, Stand Tall
Hello folks. Keeping cool? Before we know it there will be a little nip in the air in the early mornings. Where is summer going?
The minute I saw this stamp I knew that I wanted to create a sky using the Shaving Cream technique. There are just some techniques that cry out with certain stamps. Wouldn’t you agree?
The stamp I used is from Technique Junkies and is called Just Look Up. It is so nice to have a stamp to send condolences when one loses a loved pet.
Have a terrific week.
Hello friends and fellow stampers, today I have a bright and colourful card for you, using an August release stamp from Technique Junkies called Keep Believing. I just love this stamp.
I hope you’re staying cool. Here in Ontario, Canada we haven’t had rain in ages and is causing concern. The humidity has been awful this summer. I’m a sun worshiper and it’s even too hot and humid for the beach.
Have a great week.
Stamps: Technique Junkies
Designer Paper: doodlebug design ink “take note”
Gasp! I moved into my new apartment a year ago and it never got organized properly. So, for my birthday I said to my son, Adam, “I know what you can give me for my birthday that won’t cost you a penny–help me with my studio organization.” He quickly agreed so I thought that was that. Well, he came over yesterday and came with a card and a Michael’s gift card–the little stinker.
As luck would have it, there was a one day sale at Michael’s yesterday where all storage units and containers were 50% off, so first thing in the morning I roped Al into joining me on my excursion because I knew I’d need a second set of hands to carry everything I
needed wanted to buy. I bought $200 worth of containers and a 12 x 12 paper holder and spent only $45 (I had a $50 gift card from my girlfriend for my birthday). What a score! I love a bargain, don’t you?!
Ugh! Where is my desk? See that fat binder in the middle of my desk? That hold every issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter ever published. It’s my bible. I cut apart my issues and inserted each page in a page protector.
Now do you want to see the new space?……..
Sure I have a lot of
crap must have items, but I use it all. Doesn’t it look so good? My office feels so big now.
Adam warned me he’s coming over to make sure I have kept things clean, and I promised him that I would. Adam even got out the furniture polish and scolded me as I was just trying to blow off the dust on my office desk. He even used an air can on my keyboard to get it all cleaned, and I took a baby wipe to it.
Thanks for hanging in there for my long post. Have yourself a fabulous day!
Good Monday morning. Did you have a nice weekend? Al and I started off our holidays with a bang by visiting my best friend and cousin who lives two hours away. On Saturday we went to the Kitchener Blues Festival and saw Cowboy Junkies and Big Sugar. Then yesterday we went on a good hike to see three falls. Unfortunately because of the lack of rain this summer the falls were mostly a trickle of water. The views were magnificent on the Bruce Trail.
Today I have a card using Technique Junkies stamps called Courage and Horse. I used the Faux Barn Wood technique from the February 2011 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. You can see the tutorial here.
Basically, I painted the paper with brown paint. After it dried I painted on white glue, and then painted white paint over top of the tacky glue. As it dried, the white paint crackled.
I used brown embossing powder on my horse and white embossing powder for my sentiment.
I hope you have a terrific week.
Hello fellow stampers and card makers. Today I’m here with the Faux Embroidered Quilt technique which can be found in the August 2014 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. For this version I knew I had to use this Strange Cats stamp on a quilt. Where else would you find them but snuggled up on a nice comfy quilt?
When I set out to make a card, I pay close attention to the stamp I want to use and go through my binder that holds all of the issues of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Poor Al has to contend with me having that big honking binder on the coffee table for days at a time, until I find just the right technique. I probably over analyze, but I want things to be perfect.
Strange Cats comes from the July release. Now onto my tutorial…
Supplies: 1″ punch or paper trimmer; scissors (not in photo); Adhesive such as ATG tape runner, Xyron or glue stick; designer paper or colored card stock; white card stock; embossing folder (not in photo) and embossing machine (not in photo)
Punch, or cut, an assortment of 1″ squares.
If you are using ATG tape runner, or hand held tape runner, you “draw” a series of lines that fills the entire surface. You can see the lines in this photo.
Starting on the bottom left, lay your first triangle in place, followed by three more pieces across to the other end of your card stock. Fill in your triangles as seen in this photo.
Next, with a pair of scissors, turn over your “quilt” to the backside and trim along the edges of the white card stock. I do not recommend using a paper trimmer for this step as it may tear the smaller pieces of designer paper.
Using an embossing folder, run your “quilt” through your embossing machine.
Whalaa. You’re beautiful quilt is now ready to decorate.
I hope I’ve inspired you to try your hand at this lovely technique.
DON’T FORGET TO LOOK THROUGH MY TWO PAGES OF TUTORIALS AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG.
Welcome to the August release for Technique Junkies. Oh boy, do I love this release, and I just had to use my favourite stamp set which works so well with my Batik tutorial. Before we get to the tutorial, let’s get down to business, shall we? Please start at the Design Junkies blog so you don’t miss a thing. The Pat and her design team have a lot of inspiration for you. If you came from the talented Lanette Erickson’s blog, then you’re on the right track.
There are two versions to doing this technique, and I will show you the bone file method, and will explain how you can crinkle it up a little more to look like the photo below.
Stamps that have solid areas; VersaMark; clear embossing powder; heat gun; card stock, white, vanilla or kraft; bone folder; assorted die inks (I used fired brick, mowed lawn, mustard seed); embossing buddy; sponges; iron (not in photo)
Rub your embossing buddy over the entire surface of your card front
Ink stamp with VersaMark
Stamp your images onto your card front and cover with clear embossing powder
Using your heat gun, heat your clear embossing powder completely
Using your bone folder, fold your card stock in all directions. Ensure you press your creases hard with your bone folder.
Unfold your paper. At this point you can scrunch up your paper into a ball and carefully open it up and lay it flat.
Using your sponges, ink up your image
Lay a piece of copier paper on the bottom. Next place your batik card stock on top of the copier paper, and then add a sheet of copier paper on top of the batik card stock. With an iron set at the lowest temperature and no steam, quickly iron your batik paper so that it will lay flat on your card, or matting.
I hope I inspired you to try this technique.
Now it’s time to visit Pam DeChellis’ blog. You’re sure in for a treat.
August release stamps are on sale for 15% off until August 8th–the day before my birthday.