Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy March! New Stamps, New Cards, Fun March Releases Hop!

Happy March 1! I am so very excited for Spring this year, and every month the calendar turns over a page I am sooo looking forward to warm weather!  Some of the stamps released this month deal with some warmer weather subjects!  

Happy Blog Hop Day for Technique Junkie Stamps - it is a wonderful day!!   I always find it so interesting how different we all work and yet how interesting every card or project is! Doesn't the Design Team produce such interesting and delightful work?

Don't forget that all of the newly released stamps for March are on sale for 15% off until March  8th. The percentage will come off automatically. 

If you haven't started at the beginning of the Blog Hop, please start at this blog first: Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2016/02/its-release-day-welcome-to-hop_29.html .  

And now with the new stamps!  Unless you live in Florida or some other place warm year round, you won't be out riding your bike in January!  I used a white card stock and sprayed it with spring colors of Art Anthology Colorations sprays.  Then I stamped Technique Junkies stamps P037 French Bicycle Collage ( a Palettini Collection stamp) with black Memento ink.  The direct link for this stamp is  http://techniquejunkies.com/french-bicycle-collage/  .Then I used my Copic markers to color in the features on the bike.   I layered it and tied a ribbon around it.  I added a tag with a greeting from Technique Junkies S424 Dream Quotes stamp  set http://techniquejunkies.com/dream-quotes/. 

My next card uses Technique Junkie background stamp S561 - Sweet Nature http://techniquejunkies.com/sweet-nature-large/ and the new release of Technique Junkie stamp SD658 Veiled Woman  http://techniquejunkies.com/veiled-woman/ .  For the background I used a piece of white card stock.  I had been experimenting with an Art Gelli plate (and TJ sells them!) http://techniquejunkies.com/5-x-7-gel-press-monoprinting-gel-plate/  .  They are fun -- a little messy - but fun to see what kind of looks you can achieve.  Then  I first used an embossing buddy over the dried paper.  I stamped Sweet Nature with a black pigment ink and used detail fine black embossing powder.  It is important that that card stock from the gelli plate printing is completely dry before you do this. I added some cranberry stickles on parts of the image.  I stamped my lady with black Memento ink, and colored in with my Copics.   Then I stamped the new Technique Junkie stamp SDX 070 Classy and Fabulous       http://techniquejunkies.com/classy-and-fabulous/ on a crap of card stock and layered it on a scrap of vellum before I adhered it under the focal image.

MY last card for you today is a clear reminder of spring!  Technique Junkies S662 Tulips   http://techniquejunkies.com/tulips/.  They are closed and ready to burst open in the warm spring sunshine!  I can hardly wait! I used Versafine Black ink and stamped on white card stock.  I covered it with detail black embossing powder and heat set.  To color the tulips I used Art Anthology gel medium paints in a color of colors http://techniquejunkies.com/products-and-accessories/art-anthology-products/.  I used a damp paint brush to clean off the gel medium from the lines on the flowers and leaves.  I let it dry well and then stamped the greeting stamp from Technique Junkie stamp Holidays 1 Flourish Sentiments set http://techniquejunkies.com/holidays-1-flourish-sentiments-set-of-7/. I used black pigment ink and detail black embossing powder and heat set it.   Easter is early this year so get your Easter stamps soon.

 I hope I have inspired you with these cards today!  Other folks on the Technique Junkie Design Team blog hop  want to inspire you are well.  So here is the entire Blog Hop list.  Have a wonderful time and don't forget to leave some comments for the members of the Design Team in the Blog Hop.  Doing so encourages us all.

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is with Karen McAlpine  -- she will have a fabulous project!

Here is the entire Blog Hop list:

Don't forget, all of the new March Release Technique Junkie stamps are on sale 15% off  until March 8.  Be sure to shop soon!  

Are you getting inky during this transition form winter to Spring?  I hope so!  

On you go to the next hop!


Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely backgrounds on all three!! Great coloring on the lady's face.

Kathy S said...

Judy, I absolutely adore the gelli plate work you've done on the Veiled Woman. It's marvelous and so, so creative. I also love the spray colors you achieved on the bicycle card. Very lovely. Great hop!!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wow, how beautiful, each and every card. I was fooled. At first glance I thought your gelli plate bg was DP until I read your post. Embossing black really adds a nice element. You may find this hard to believe but here in Canada, people bike 365 days a year. It always surprises me to see some fool biking out in the snow. LOL.

Lanette said...

Beautiful creations!! But I am so in love with the bicycle card:)

Tonya Burke said...

Very striking and beautiful cards Judy!!

Unknown said...

Love these, Judy! Thanks for the Easter idea.
I know just which one of your former stamps I'll be using.


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful work- love your cards!

Jean said...

Love these!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Great job on these cards, Judy. xoxo