Monday, June 1, 2015

Beautiful Cards and Projects for the June Stamp Release Blog Hop

I love Blog Hops.  I love seeing what different stamp artists do to create new cards or projects with rubber stamps.  This hop showcases the Technique Junkie June releases--  AND all June release images will be 15% off for the week. If you did not start at the beginning of this Blog Hop -- now is a good time to begin -- So you should have come here from Gini's blog .  Wasn't she creative!

I have a few cards for you today featuring Technique Junkie June Release of Stamps.   Please make sure you hop along the entire hop -- you never know which Design Team artist will feature a prize of some sort.

This is my first card --
Aren't these kitties cute?  The stamp is called Friend Like You - SD627 - I colored them with my Copic markers. The card is a Z-fold card, and directions are widely available on the internet.  There are many interpretations of how to craft this type of card.  Can you see the  rust panel on the left?  That section is half of the width of the card.  Here are my simple directions:
1. Cut your base card stock at 4 1/4 by 11 inches. 
2. Score at 5 1/2 inches length wise. then score on one side at 2 3/4 inches.
3. Fold on the score lines.
4. The left side should be the Z-fold side.
5. Apply background paper of your choice where you wish. I placed it all over as you can see.
6. Stamp a focal image, color, trim so it fits about in the middle.
7. Add adhesive only on the LEFT side of the layered focal image. Adhere to the left panel.
8. Trim  a piece of light card stock that will fit UNDER the focal image and not show.
9. Stamp a greeting on this light card stock.
10. Embellish as desired.

For this Kitty card, I used the Paper Piecing technique and used a white gel pen to highlight the facial features so they show up better. There is piece of patterned vellum behind the focal image.  I used my ATG tape runner behind the focal image to adhere it to the vellum.  Then I applied the ATG adhesive behind the shadow of the focal image to adhere it to the base card.  The vellum edges you see does not have any adhesive.

My third card features a quilt die cut.  I had die cut a lot of these quilt pieces for other projects so I just used them for this project. And I added a butterfly cut out from a scrap of background paper which is mounted on a scrap of clear vellum to add texture and interest.
The greeting is the new release. The name of this stamp is Words of Wisdom - SD621
Here is the Blog Hop List. I have included my blog and I have noted which is me. 

Judy Jackson - (This is me!)

Marilyn Hughes (go here next!)
And lastly, I have made one double of one of the three cards shown today.  It will be a surprise to one lucky winner. How can you become the winner of this  card -- which will be a surprise!  When there are a minimum of ten comments on THIS Blog Hop blog post by June 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT, 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.
Now please remember that you can SAVE during these lovely summer days!  The June release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) for the next week!  Get them while it’s hot!  What a wonderful time to get new stamps!  These stamps are so wonderful. Did you see the post on how Pat gets them ready for us? .
Now just hop along to Marilyn's blog and see what creativity she has for us to see.
Have a great day!



Kathy S said...

Meow! Cute kitties! That quilt is gorgeous! Super fun - I too love a hop. Enjoy!

Jerri Jones said...

Great cards Judy. I really like the quilt card, I'm a country kinda girl.

Jane Bosi said...

Cute little kitties!! Nice job!

Sally Lynn MacDonald-inkyheart said...

I love your adorable kitty cards. Really nice options.

very_inky_fingers said...

The paper pieced cat card is so cute. Love the quilt and the way you added the butterfly in the center. Really pretty!

Unknown said...

Love those kitties.....great cards.

Unknown said...

cute cards. The herringbone is my fav. Adorable kitties.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Fabulous cards, Judy. I particularly like the paper piecing. It rocks my world!

Tarnished Rose said...

Your cards are also so cool and so color-coordinated! Love what you have done.


Jill P said...

Love all the cards!

Michele said...

fantastic cards I especially love the kitties! xo

C. M. Taylor said...

I so enjoyed the art work and the kitten stamps. You are an inspiration. cmtayloratgmail dot com

C. M. Taylor said...

there is a 319 behind the cmtaylor w/o a space like cmtaylor319 at gmail dot com. I do not follow instructions very well!!

Kathie McGuire said...

Lovely job on both of these, Judy! Great job, as always--I enjoy your artwork so much!

Paula said...
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Paula said...

love the kitties all done up in leopard. ascrapnut at msn dot com

Verna Angerhofer said...

All the cards are fantastic. Love those kitties and also love all the piecing you did in the quilted looking card. The sentiment is fantastic too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All the cards are fantastic. Love those kitties and also love all the piecing you did in the quilted looking card. The sentiment is fantastic too!

pam said...

Love the kitties! Great projects!