Friday, May 1, 2015

Technique Junkie Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to this stop on the Technique Junkie Stamps Blog Hop featuring the May Release of new Technique Junkie stamps!.  New stamps are being released today for Technique Junkie stamps.  I love the many varieties of Technique Junkie stamps. There are so many varieties -- please go to the new website and poke around! . And to celebrate the new May stamp releases, Pat is very generously offering a 15% discount for one week on all of the May stamp releases! Go here to see them all:

Pat Huntoon has worked hard for months merging the two websites. I know  that was shared  with the April Release blog hop but it is worth saying again because she keeps improving the new web site.

If  you are starting here please go back and begin the hop here:  I am the second blog in the hop.

I was quite sad at the time of the April TJ Release blog hop because I was too ill to participate but I am almost at "full speed ahead" mode now. I created a lot of backgrounds today and stamped a lot of new stamps today as well. Now I will work on actually making those items into cards and projects.

I have four cards for you today. Some of these cards use a previously released stamp --but every card features a "newly released" stamp.

My first card uses the stamp "Free My Soul" SD600 -  When my husband saw this card, he said, "I love that song!"
I used background paper with musical notes.  Then I used a tag and cut it out with a die. I used the Antique Glimmers to create the background and out of the scrap from the tag I cut out three birds.  I colored them with Distress Stains using a black marker to add details.  The stamp was  inked and stamped with dark brown ink. I used a clear glitter pen to add highlights to the words.  Various ribbons were added to the top and stapled down.
My next card features the "Kitty Profile" S625 stamp which  I have used before. The NEW stamp is "You Make Me Proud" SD612  What a wonderful stamp for a congratulatory card!  How terrific for any person to hear that they make someone proud!
I applied Distress Stains to a manila tag.  Then I inked up the Kitty Profile stamp with black Stazon and stamped it at an angle on the tag.  I mixed brown and gold Smooch Paints to color the eyes and used a white gel pen to add a highlight to the eyes.  I also used the white gel pen to highlight the whiskers, and a clear glitter pen to add additional highlights.  The leopard print background paper needed to be toned down a bit so I covered the paper with white Distress Stains. I heat dried it right away sol it would have a transparent feel.  Threading some ribbons and tying them off with gold cording to finish the cat.  The saying was stamped with black Versafine black and heat embossed with black detail powder.  After I cut around the words, I layered it on black card stock, and cut around it again. The tag was also layered on black card stock.
My next card features the lovely background stamp full of starfish - "Star Fish" S629, and the verse  "Needed To Be" on this web page - .
I stamped two sets of images, and colored both sets with my Copic markers. Then I selected two starfish to cut out and pop up with pop dots. I used Glimmer Spray to add interest to the focal points. I stamped the verse on Vellum with Versafine black ink and heat embossed detail black embossing powder.  I cut the verse in half, and tore the edges around the other three sides of the verse.  I ran the verse through my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the back of each section. The black pearls were added as a final embellishment.
My last card features two ladies I love!  I have used them on many cards before - "Hat Ladies" - There is a different verse on the stamp, and I was very careful to not ink up the verse.  I wanted to use  the new May Release stamp "Good or Evil" SD602
I used a center stair step die to create this card. I used Copic markers to color these adorable hat ladies. I used a flower stencil with Distress Inks to create the side panels. The verse "Good or Evil" SD602 as soon as I read it I thought of these two ladies. 
And in case you haven't seen the new Technique Junkie website -- Pat has new art products on the website. Pat Huntoon is ALWAYS looking for and finding new toys for stampers to use.  The new things include stencils, art anthology colorations and art anthology dimensional mediums. I will tell you -- they are on my Wish List!
This is the entire blog line-up. Make sure you visit them all -  you will be glad you did!

Judy Jackson (you are here!)

And lastly, I have one double of a new TJ stamp.  It will be a surprise to one lucky winner. How can you become the winner of this  stamp -- which will be a surprise!  When there are a minimum of ten comments on THIS Blog Hop blog post, I will draw the name of one of the commenters. However, to claim your prize you must put your email address in your comment. Please for your internet safety, type your email address in this format:  friendly stamper at email provider dot com.  When you write it this way scammers will not easily seize it.
Have a wonderful day!  I hope you visit every blog in the above list!  I am sure they will all be terrific -- as they sure were on April 1!  Now hop along to Pam DeChellis's blog -- It will be wonderful!
And don't forget --the 15% off the May Release stamps is only for one week!
Judy Jackson



Kathy S said...

Wow - you sure did participate full steam ahead. So glad you were able to be part of the Hop for May. Gorgeous cards - really love the Starfish and how you got such great depth. Happy Day!

Jane Bosi said...

Nice job, Judy--welcome back!

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful cards!


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So glad you are feeling up to participating in the hope. You really went to town. I'll bet it was a good feeling. Like Kathy, I love the depth of the starfish. The cat is pretty cool. Adding with white pen really makes the wiskers and eyes pop.

Unknown said...

These are great and fun cards. I loved all of them.

Karen Hasheck said...

Loving all the new stamps! Thanks for the chance to win one.
khasheck at gmail dot com

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful art work. Love them all. Great use of the new stamps.

Patti J said...

First, let me say how much I love your blog header! It is beautiful, and unique! Your projects are amazing! YOU are amazing! Your animals, people, and starfish look so real - I half expected them to jump off the page! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Thanks too for the chance to win! mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Janis said...

I am brand-new to Technique Junkies and so this is my first hop to enjoy. I absolutely LOVE your cards. The dimension and colors you use are breath-taking!!! Wow wow wow!!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win one of the new stamps. What a treat that would be!!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful. It was fun the other day as I watched you working on your back grounds.

Anonymous said...

Your photo's are beautiful. It was fun watching you work on your backgrounds.
The Cat is my favorite.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You always Wow me with your beautiful cards! I love all of them- you have been quite busy! I just love the techniques, and especially the dimension on the starfish background- how lovely! I love the ladies on your step card- and the sentiment is a stitch!

Unknown said...

Glad you are back! Wonderful creations!

Anne said...

I love the variety, designs and layouts of all your cards! Different colour combos are really inspiring me too! I love seashells, so maybe that's a favourite but, well, it's hard to choose! Wonderful work, bravo! TFS!

Teri Barefoot said...

Very nice I like the way you mixed your colors
thanks for sharing

Teri Barefoot said...

Very nice I like the way you mixed your colors
thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Love all of your creations! The rock n roll had to have been fun to make. April pzzl at gmail dot com