Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Hello house friends!!! 

There's a new Wednesday challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built and it's the ever popular Tic, Tac, Toe challenge.  Come on over and play along.  

My card uses Repeat Impressions Stamps #815-N "Moose", #2709-I "Large Pine Forest", #2719-K "Lg Pine Tree".  The sentiment is #1113-D "Happy Birthday" (which I cut in half so I could use it lengthwise as well as over and under as it comes).  

To create the card, I stamped the moose in Memento Espresso Truffle dye ink and colored him in with Copic Markers.  I then made a mask of him and masked my colored image.  

To create the background, I pressed Distress Oxide Ink in "Evergreen Boughs" on my craft mat. I then spritzed my stamp with a little water, dabbing the excess off on a paper towel if I thought it was too much.  I then stamped into the ink and onto the card panel.   I did it in this fashion, as opposed to inking the stamp then spritzing with water, to see if I could get a more controlled look of the tree forms.  I think it worked.  

With what was left on my craft mat, I added a little more water and with a paint brush splattered it across the panel.  I added twine around the perimeter to create a rustic frame.  

My card follows the upper horizontal line on the tic, tac, toe board; Nature colors, Moose and Twine.

Have some crafting fun this week, and all month, and play along with our Wednesday challenges.  You have all month to join in on any of them in order to get your name in a drawing for a $25.00 GC for Repeat Impressions Stamps.  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Thanks for stopping by today, and for more incredible inspiration for this challenge stop by the blogs of my team mates.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Hello Junkies!!!!  

Can you believe it!  We have reached the end of our 30 Days of Christmas event. This is the last day and your final opportunity to grab any or all of the Technique Junkies Christmas Stamps for 20% off (they are already code needed).  PLUS, if you add my personal discount code (TJ10CHERI) to your purchase, an additional 10% will come off your purchase of all TJ stamps in your cart.  That's a full 30% off TJ Christmas Stamps and 10% off all other stamps. 

Here's a super simple and easy card to make for the holidays... 

The one stamp I used for this card is "Vintage Botanical Holly".  You need to have a MISTI for this in order to stamp repeatedly in the same spot.  

Before stamping the holly image, I masked off the word "Holly" with a piece of scotch tape.  I then inked the rest of the image in a light blue dye ink, removed the scotch tape and stamped it onto my white card stock.  

I repeated this step until I was satisfied with the coverage I had of the holly.  I used a finger dauber to stamp a darker blue dye ink inside areas of the leaves.  

I completely cleaned the stamp and then using a red ink, I stamped the word. Again, using a finger dauber, I used a darker red to ink the word and moved the card on the MISTI, just a tiny bit and got a "shadow" effect.  

A warm gray Copic marker was used to create the shadow around the image.  I next outlined the holly branch with my white gel pen.  For a final touch, I sprayed the panel with Shimmering Bliss Spray Iridescent Topper (get the sprays for 10% off using my discount code).  I LOVE these sprays!!!! 

Once the panel was dry I die cut it, mounted onto a neutral card stock background then onto a card base.  For a final touch, I added red berries with a Viva Pearl Pen.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and throughout the 30 Days of Christmas.  Don't forget to grab the Christmas stamps for 20% off and add an additional 10% off the Christmas stamps and other stamps and products from Technique Junkies Stamps using my personal discount code.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Hi there house fans!!! 

It's my turn to host a designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built, and since today is national "hug a bear day", my challenge is, (what else) "Bear Hug".  

Repeat Impressions has loads of adorable bear stamps, check them out and you'll also see the stamps I used for my card #1601-K Bear Hug and #1918-F "Beary Special".

  Come on over and join the challenge...we'd love to see your bear hug.  All the detail for joining the challenge can be found at THE HOUSE.  

And for some more fantastic bear hugs, check out the blogs of my team mates!  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Hi there, Technique Junkies fans....

You still have a few days to grab the 15% discount for the November Release Stamps....adding my personal discount code, TJ10CHERI, for an additional 10% = 25% off this new release.  If you love these new stamps, don't miss this BIG discount offer.  

Here's a card showing how I used two of the new stamps from the November Release and it was super simple to create but it's absolutely gorgeous.  

The background was created by stamping "Delicate SnowFlakes"  on a white card stock panel with VersaMark embossing ink.  It was then heat embossed using white embossing powder creating a resist.  Then, Distress Oxide Inks were sponged over the white card stock panel and a soft cloth was used to remove the ink from the embossed areas. (the resist) 

The sentiment "Faith, Hope, Love"  was added to the card base panel by stamping it in VersaMark and heat embossing in gold embossing powder.  But, before I did that, I lightly sprayed Shimmering Bliss Spray "Iridescent" over the card base.  It's so subtle but it's absolutely gorgeous. The snowflake panel was "framed" using Nuvo Glitter Marker in gold.  The entire panel was adhered using mounting tape.  

 I love creating cards with Technique Junkies Stamps and I hope I've inspired you.  You only have 2 more days to get this full 25% discount, I hope you don't miss it.  

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to use my discount coupon for a full 10% off all your Technique Junkies Stamps purchases.  

Monday, November 5, 2018


Hi House Friends!  

I've been playing around (and having so much fun) with the Ranger Alcohol Lift Ink.  Some of you may have seen the cards I created previously using the Alcohol Lift Ink, now I thought I'd show you how I play with it today at The House That Stamps Built blog  

All the Repeat Impressions Stamps I'm using in this post will be available to you for 20% off Until November 11, 2018.  Grab them while you can.  Use discount coupon POTW11518

You need these supplies:

Alcohol Inks (your choice of colors), Yupo or any non-porous paper, A separate piece of card stock (I used white), Alcohol Lift-Ink, Blending Solution (optional), plastic gloves (optional, but they make it less messy on your hands), stamps of your choice.  

This photo shows the results of using the Alcohol Blending Solution (left) and just the blending of the alcohol inks alone (right).  You can decide which you'd prefer for your project.  I'll be using the one on the right for my project today.  Before stamping, it's very important to let these papers dry completely.  

You're next step is to place your alcohol ink Yupo paper and your card stock side by side.  Inking up your stamp with the Alcohol Lift-Ink, stamp it on the Yupo paper.  I let the stamp sit on the paper for a minute before lifting.  I then place and stamp the inked stamp on my card stock piece and turning back to the Yupo paper, I take a soft cloth and tap the image inked area on the Yupo paper, lifting the ink and seeing the magic. (Note:  Be careful not to wipe the cloth over the image or it will smear)  
Both results are posted in the next photo. 

Finally, use your images as you'd like.  I made a couple of Thanksgiving cards using these RI Stamps, #3308-M "The Pastor's House", #3214-G "Thanksgiving Blessings", #3306-I "Falling Leaves" and #3313-E "Oak Leaf".  

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, thanks for stopping by. 


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