Sunday, July 1, 2018

Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Technique Junkies July New Release Blog Hop! If you are here from Beth Norman's blog, you are in the right place. If not, head on over to the Technique Junkies blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

When you make your list, remember that all of the July new release stamps are 15% off until July 8th! Your discount will be applied at checkout. To get 10% off any non-release stamps, please use my code TJ10Lynda.

Now, get comfy and enjoy the hop! I have some cards to share today.

Card 1....

Seashell Borders set of 2 -  
Old Pier (non-release) 
Wonderful World (non-release)

I created the background by sponging Tim Holtz distress inks, then stamped the Wonderful World verse on it, and the birds from the Old Pier stamp. I layered it using stitched rectangles dies from my stash.  I stamped and cut the Seashell Borders with a circle stitched die, and added it with foam tape for dimension. Some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen adds shimmer and a bit of sparkle to the card.
Challenges: AAA - Use a frame; Cards In Envy - Blue and distressed; Little Red Wagon - Summer fun days; Time Out Challenges - Warm

Card 2....

Seashells Set of 5 - NEW 
In My Prayers - (non-release)

I used Ranger Archival Inks for my stamping. I used distress ink for the spattering on the main card for a textured background. A blue strip with some maruyama from my stash adds a backdrop and some color and additional texture.
I fussy-cut the shells and added them, using foam tape on some. The verse is added with three layers of Ranger Archival ink.
Challenges:  Simply Less Is More - From your 'bits' box

Card 3.....
Swirly Waves - NEW 
Seashells Set of 5 - NEW 
Delight - Non-release

I embossed the Swirly Waves with Ranger Embossing Antiquities in Verdigris. I love the way this embossing powder has the green with gold flecks in it.
I embossed the conch seashell from the set with gold embossing powder and fussy-cut it. I added it to the banner I created with the Delight verse also embossed in gold.
Challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

Card 4.....
Princess Mermaid - NEW (Rita Barakat) 
Seagrass - NEW (Rita Barakat
Mermaid Kisses Set of 5 - Non-release

I inked the Seagrass with my Arteza real brush markers, and created the background using my Misti, so that I could color small sections at a time and add depth. I stamped the verse with the Mermaid Kisses set and layered the background into the rectangle die on green card.

I colored the Princess Mermaid with Arteza real brush markers, and fussy-cut her and added her with foam tape. A little gold gel pen for her crown.
Challenges:  The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge
Cards 5 & 6 Stam

Stamp for both cards:  Sailing Ship Collage - New
I wish you could see this card in real life.  I embossed the ship with JudiKins Black Opal embossing powder, which is sparkly and has fiery red and multi-color sparkles mixed in with the black...striking.  
I layered the embossed image onto some gold glitter card stock, then onto a white A2 card.
This one I stamped onto kraft card stock with Ranger Archival sepia ink.  I sponged faded jeans distress ink around the outside, died some twine and added a charm.

 From here, hop on over to Pat Huntoon's blog for more inspiring ideas with her release projects.

And remember, to get 10% off non-release stamps to use with the new release stamps, which are 15% off until July 8th, Just use my code TJ10Lynda.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me today. I hope you have been inspired from my cards with these fabulous new stamps.  Thanks so much for your encouraging comments.



  1. All of your cards are so beautifully done and I love each one!! Really loved the way you colored the mermaid!

  2. I love Technique Junkies stamps. I have bought lots of them at stamp shows over the years and use them often! Your first card is perfect for our challenge at Cards in Envy. Thanks for entering our challenge.

  3. So many lovely sea themed cards. Love how you continued the background colours over the frame on the first card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Your cards are all amazing!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

  5. Love your description of the first Sailing Ship Collage. I really wish I could see it in reality. Great cards.

  6. My goodness, what a wonderful array of cards. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Time Out with your lovely beach card.

  7. Beautifully done Lynda! Of course I am partial to the mermaid card - love the coloring you did there!

  8. I love all your lovely beachy cards. Your first card is just perfect for our current challenge at Cards in Envy. The background is very lovely and the sentiment is so fun. And I really like all the faux stitching. Thanks for playing with us!

  9. What a fantastic post of gorgeous summery/seaside themed cards. Just perfect for the time of year and you've certainly been a busy bee. Thanks for sharing your card at Less is More. Those pretty colours are so stunning and great to see you've delved into your bits box to create it.

  10. I LOVE THE WAVES!!! They are gorgeous. And the way you colored them--amazing

  11. Fab cards! The first one is my favourite...such a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  12. What a great serie of maritime cards! Love the scene you made for TIME OUT; just a place I would like to be! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  13. Wowza, look at you go. Your cards are all so terrific. I love how brightly coloured your mermaid is.

  14. What a fabulous array of sea theme cards ! You certainly have been a busy bee ! Love how you used this blue stripe from your stash to make your card ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  15. What a great beach scene! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!


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