Saturday, September 1, 2018

Technique Junkies September Release and Blog Hop

It's here!!!  The Technique Junkies September Release and Blog Hop!   And wow, what fabulous stamps in this release! And a new artist to us, Janine Tinklenberg, has joined the hop this month!   These stamps are fabulous!   And they can be yours for 15% off until September 8th!  

 And, for additional stamps or products in your order, use my code TJ10Lynda and get 10% off of those!    If you are here from Beth Norman's  blog, you're in the right place.  If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop!                                                          
Today I have two cards for your inspiration.  I love all things fall, so I'm starting out with two cards, both fall themed.

FIRST, Color outside the lines....Or in this case, color the lines....
I used the -AUTUMN DOODLES- stamp a little differently.  Rather than stamping it, then coloring it in, (which I can't wait to do because I love painting with fall colors), I chose to put my color onto the stamp itself, so the lines are in color!  I used Arteza brush pens to color on the stamp, and stamped it onto white card stock.  Here's how I did it....

**I used my Misti and applied color to a small portion of the stamp at a time, misted it with fine mist, stamped it, then cleaned the stamp.
** I did the same with another section of the stamp, still in the Misti, with another color.  
**I continued in this fashion until the card was finished.  I love using my Misti for this technique, as I don't have to worry about everything lining up.  
**I die-cut the card and this panel with a rounded-corners die.  
Just a note on this stamp....when you are coloring it, you will really notice all the interesting objects hidden throughout this background.  There's a boot (under the phrase), a pumpkin, sunflower, an acorn, berries, and leaves, along with all the lovely swirls.  
This is definitely my favorite fall background stamp in my collection. 

**I stamped the phrase, which is from the Things I Want To Do  set, and embossed it with white onto rust card stock to match my base. 
**I added a ribbon accent, die cut the phrase piece, and added it with foam tape for dimension.

SECOND card:  Crow at the stone wall
Here's how I created this card using the EPHEMERAL CROW  stamp and the OLD WALL stamps:

** Stamped the EPHEMERAL CROW stamp onto kraft card stock with black Ranger archival ink, then added some some color to the inside with darkest gray colored pencil.  
** Sponged some dark gray distress ink along the outside of the crow with a sponge dauber, and my finger, to create shadow on the wall.
** Masked the crow, and stamped the OLD WALL stamp to create the background, using Tim Holtz distress ink in gathered twigs and vintage photo. 
** Sponged vintage photo ink along the edges.
** Layering and a bit of twine finish off this card.

That's it...easy-peasy. 

Now, for more inspiring ideas with this release, hop on over to Pat Huntoon's blog. 

Thanks for stopping by.  See you at the hop!



  1. I love your Autumn Doodle card. So glad you gave directions as I'd like to try it out, it is just so beautiful. Your crow card looks neat on that background.

  2. What amazing coloring on the first! I love that crow too! Awesome cards!


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