Thursday, August 1, 2019

Technique Junkies August Stamp Release Celebration

 Welcome to the Technique Junkies August Release Day!
With so many amazing designs to choose from, we designers have been busy making projects for your inspiration.   
You can check out the list below for more inspiration! 

15% off through August 8th!   You don't need a code, just add them to your cart and the discount will be applied when you check out.

AND, if you use my code, TJ10Lynda, you will get an additional 10% off.
That's 25% off the new release items through August 8th when you use my code!

I have four cards for your inspiration today....

Same pretty flowers, two different looks:
I inked the Echinacea stamp with antique linen distress ink. I wanted a no-line look, and this ink just fades into the coloring, leaving no lines!  
I colored the image with Polychromos colored pencils.  For the background, I applied Faber-Castell soft pastel chalks with a cotton makeup remover square, and used a small paint brush as I got closer to and inside the areas of the image.  I love using pastels for backgrounds when I colored the image with pencils, as any of the pastels that get on the image wipe right off the pencil areas.
Card 2, Echinacea with lines
For the second card, I went used the same Echinacea stamp, but this time kept the lines.  I used the same Polychromos colored pencils, applying them more lightly, going for a more whimsical, light look.  A few spatters of watered-down black acrylic paint for the finishing touch.
And, here are the insides of these cards:

Card 3 - Dreaming of Wings
I stamped the Dreaming of Wings stamp with antique linen distress ink onto a piece of designer paper from my stash.  I used my Polychromos to color the image.  I had separated the verse from the image, so that I could place where I wanted.  Turns out, I stamped it where it was, using Ranger archival ink in blue.  I just like having the option of being able to stamp the image without the verse if I choose.

Card Four - Desert Landscape Border/Strange Things
I created the background with mauve and purple inks on a matte finish coated white card stock.  I used an acrylic brayer to apply the inks.  When dry, I embossed the Desert Landscape Border with gold, and the verse from the Inside-Out-For-The-Girls Set of 10 set.  The outside says 'Don't be afraid of loving strange things'; The inside says 'Those are the things that make our weird little hearts happy.'  I also stamped the desert border with some light purple ink, stamping it a little off from the embossed image.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today.  Be sure to check out the other designer's projects.  Just click on their names below to get to their blogs:
Lynda Pleckan (That's me!)

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visits and your comments.


  1. So many wonderful cards, Lynda. You show these new stamps at their best with your designs. tfs


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