Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy March! Happy New Stamps Day! Hooray!

New stamp Blog Hop Day is always exciting to me.  I know I have probably mentioned this before, but not all of the designers receive the same sets of stamps from Pat.  We never know what each other has received.  I have known Pat for many years.  Pat has become a good friend to me.  She knows me and she knows what stamps I would like and which ones I wouldn't like.  

You should have hopped to me from Pam deChellis's blog  http://journeyawake  But you should start at the  beginning - a very good  place to start - The Design Team blog -  
Design Team Blog: http://techniquejunkies. Then make sure hop the rest of the blogs.   
All of my stamps used today are from the Technique Junkie March stamp release you have gone through the hop!  And they are all ON SALE 15% OFF  THROUGH JANUARY 8!   So get shopping after  you have gone through the hop.

My first card uses the Technique Junkie stamp Taking the First Step - .  I stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx ink, covered it with clear embossing powder and heat  set it. Then I fit the the stair case die around the image and die cut it the stairs.  I put it a rhinestone at the top of each stair rail, and a  bow at the bottom.

My second card uses Technique Junkie stamp Baby Makes Three - . I stamped it over and over with a stamp positioner  to get the image as dark as possilbe.  I stamped it on a piece of card stock with I made with the Antique Glimmer technique.  It was in shades of purple so I felt that worked for a baby card. I sprinkled detail black embossing powder  on the image and heat set.  A bow, lots of layers, and some beads  finish the card.

My third card uses Technique  Junkie stamp Queen -  I stamped them image with brown Memento Ink.  I went over her face, hair, and dress with Copic markers. Wink A Stella gave her hair and dress give those areas a delightful shimmer.I sponged in a light sky.  Bead earings, layers, and a ribbon bow complete the card.

 My last card uses one of my favorite stamps in this collection of new Technique Junkie stamps - Big Bunny -   I purposefully did not use a greeting  on the front because bthis bunny could be used for a variety of  occasions - birthday, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Get Well Soon, Thinking of you, and so on.    To create this card I used a MISTI and used dye based markers to ink up small sections a bit at a time. I reinked and stamped over and over and over again.  I changed marker colors using  several shades of brown, coral, and greens.  I did all of the browns fo the bunny first. Then I used a barely damp paint brush  to move little bits of color without destroying the marker lines so they are still clearly seen.  That technique still gives the bunny the depth and dimension he needs.  Then I used several shades of green markers in the MISTI over and over a nd over again to get the depth of shading against the bunny's fur.  I used the same barely damp brush on the grassy areas. I used Wink A Stella on the eyes, the nose, and to add a few highlights in the bunny's fur.   A white organza ribbon and bow an layers finish the card.

The entire blog line up is here:

Ro Donner:
Beth Norman: http://www.sunflowers-
Pam DeChellis: http://journeyawake
Judy Jackson: http://judysstampart. - You are HERE!
Pat Huntoon: - The next and last stop!

Don't forget - all of the new March Technique Junkie stamps  are 15% off though March 8!
Get shopping, and get inky!

Judy Jackson


Beth Norman said...

You never disappoint. Judy, you did a terrific job with what stamps you showcased. You're right, Pat really knows us. I was doing the happy dance when I opened up my package.

Cheri said...

Your cards are all winners, Judy, but I have to say, that rabbit blew me off the chair. The layers of colors and the way you applied them is fabulous.

Kathy S said...

Great idea on that Big Bunny - should have thought of that! I also love that staircase faith card - so, so wonderful. You've provided some really great samples for the hop today - Happy Hop Judy!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful cards- I am particularly drawn to the bunny card- great coloring!!!