Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy November! Happy Blog Hop Day! Happy, Happy Stamping!

Today is Technique Junkies Stamps Blog Hop Day! As usual, there is a 15% off all November release stamps from 11-1 to 11-08-16. The Discount will show up in your shopping cart.

Perhaps you have arrived here from Pam's blog –  http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com/. I hope you found her work inspiring!  If THIS is your first stop, please take a moment to start at the Design Team’s blog at http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com  so that you don’t miss any of the great artwork!” 

Every member of the Technique Junkies Design Team receives stamps from our fearless leader, Pat Huntoon.  But we do NOT receive the same stamps. Since the Christmas release was in October -- the November release does not feature true "Christmas" stamps.  There are certainly some "winter stamps."  And because we are different -- each Design Team members views the new stamps differently and ends up creating cards and projects just as differently!  I look forward to seeing just how each DT member uses the new stamps in different ways.  And so here is MY take on a few of the NEW releases of Technique Junkies stamps!

The above monochromatic card was created with two new Technique Junkie stamps!  They are Snow Swirls http://techniquejunkies.com/snow-swirls/ and Snowflakes Fall - http://techniquejunkies.com/snowflakes-fall/ .  I stamped the snowflake background stamp in blue and layered it and  and the greeting on matching blue card stock. The focal image panel was wrapped with a shimmery blue ribbon.   Blue foil embellishments were adhered here and there.  I added blue glitter glue in many places to add additional shimmer!   However, I wish snowflakes didn't fall in my driveway!

I so remember Louis Armstrong singing this wording in that gravely voice of his. It is called Wonderful World - http://techniquejunkies.com/wonderful-world/ - a new technique Junkies Stamp!   Do you remember it as well?  I used the new Technique Junkies Stamp Hillside Pines - http://techniquejunkies.com/hillside-pines/ - stamped several times to create the tree line.    I used a had drawn cloud stencil to create the sky both behind the trees and the words of the song.  A ruffled ribbon was added and a few lines with a Star Dust gel pen.

I laughed when I saw this new Technique Junkies stamp of an  antique typewriter called  Typewriter Set - http://techniquejunkies.com/typewriter-set/.   I decided to just stamp the typewriter in black ink and not heat emboss it.  The set comes with a variety of sayings to to stamp on the "sheet of paper" in the typewriter.  There is enough room to easily stamp it correctly.  Pat was careful with her trimming of the saying stamps so each of us can stamp this easily and correctly every time.   I used Random ABCs - http://techniquejunkies.com/random-abcs/ - and stamped it at an angle a couple of times.  I also used a button embossing folder.  I used a stiff foam sponge to apply ink just to the surface of the embossed areas of the card stock.  I added a few metallic finished buttons and a piece of ruffled ribbon as embellishments.

My last card for the Blog Hop feature some hot tea!  I make a pot of hot tea every morning.  As my sister says, "I am not old enough to drink coffee!"  Now my almost white hair might be misleading.
. I used the new Technique Junkies stamp called Teatime - http://techniquejunkies.com/teatime/  ,   The saying is also a Technique Junkies Stamp called Like A Teacup -  http://techniquejunkies.com/like-a-teacup/. to create this panel I used a Versamark marker to ink up the tea cups.  Then I carefully used my black Versafine ink pad to only ink up the the words because I felt the words would stand out better from the panel if they were stamped in black. I covered both with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I applied Art Anthology Colorations spray and wiped up the excess. I used the smallest end of a coral marker to add a little more color to the tea cup handles, the tiny hearts, the tea bag tag, and the open spaces in the letters of some words.  After creating all of the various card stock layers I used then I decided I should use a tea bag as an embellishment.  I looked at all of my stash of tea bags and chose this one because of the colors in the packet.

I hope I have enticed you to "hop along" on the rest of the blog hop! Please be sure to go to the next blog on this hop - the very talented Tonya Davidson: http://stampintonya.blogspot.com!

The complete Blog Hop list is here :

A final two things for you to know and remember; The Technique Junkies Design Team will be hosting the “30 Days of Christmas” from 11-15-16 to 12-15-16. That means each and every member of the TJ Design Team will be focusing on using Technique Junkies Stamps to create Christmas cards  during this time period.  During that time I  will focusing my attention on using TJ stamps to create Christmas cards and they will appear on my blog at least 3 times a week during this time period.   I will be trying to create cards that are easily replicated because I know just how busy this time time of the year can become. And second - Please remember there is a 15% off all November release stamps from 11-1 to 11-08-16. The Discount will show up in your shopping cart.   So start shopping!

Have a wonderful day -- and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Ro Donner said...

Great cards, Judy!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely cards- love too see all of the different ways the DT uses the images. I love those tea cups!

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Judy, your cards are so lovely and you are always thinking of different ways to use TJ stamps. The way you put Wonderful World in the trees and creating the clouds is so perfect for the sentiment. Your teacup card is very intriguing too.

Kathy S said...

Perfect pairing of wonderful world and pines. Really great cards.

Tonya Davidson said...

Love the teacups and the Hillside Pines/Louis Armstrong stamp!!