Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Hello House friends!!!! 

It's another Wednesday challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built.  I hope you're playing along with us each week throughout the month.  

For every weekly entry into our challenge, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate for any Repeat Impressions stamps of you choosing.  And, you have ALL MONTH to enter any or all of the challenges!!! 

This week we're challenged with an inspiration board.  Here is a card I created using the inspiration.  The RI Stamps I used were RI#9307-L "Dress Form", RI#5111-H "Star Sil (lg) and the sentiment is RI#4124-H "When You Wish".

To create this card, I stamped the dress form and large star in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  Then, with a star stencil, I sponged Delicata gold ink through the stencil to build the star background.  The dress was colored with Prismacolor pencils and the shading was done with Copic Markers.    

The image panel was die cut with a frame die which allowed me to sponge more gold ink around the edge of the panel.  The frame was popped up with mounting tape before adhering to the center image. For a final touch of glitz, I used a Viva Glitter Pen and dotted some sparkle between the stars.  

Here's the inspiration board for this week's challenge  

 Come on over and play along with us - for more inspiration visit the blogs of my team mates.  

For all the details on entering this challenge and all our challenges each month, as well as a Monday, weekly PICK OF THE WEEK for discounted stamps, head on over to THE HOUSE.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Hello Junkies!!! 

This new stamp "You Stole My Heart" from the January 2019 new release is cuteness overload and what an adorable Valentine greeting it makes for any age!  

I swear each month's new release of stamps is so loaded with creative possibilities that it makes me want them all.  You too?  I get giddy thinking of all the happy cards I could make with them.  But, it's not just the new ones....there are so many fabulous older stamps in the TJ Store too, as well as TJ's own Shimmering Bliss sprays (I used "Festive Flamingo" sprayed through a stencil for the background on my card below) and lots of other products and stamping accessories we all love have and play with.   

If you'd like to shop a little and would like a discount to the stamps and some of the products, here's my personal discount code for you, TJ10CHERI.  Go shopping and have some fun creating with these wonderful stamps.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you found some inspiration.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Hey there House friends!!!! 

I hope you had a chance to play along with Esther's designer choice challenge last week at The House That Stamps Built.  If not...there's plenty of time, you have all month to get into every Wednesday challenge before a winner for a $25.00 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions is drawn.  

Today it's the month's Tic, Tac, Toe challenge.  You know the drill...pick three items in a row and create a card or project and have fun!  

Here's a card I made with the selections from the TTT board

Creating this card was such fun...I love it when you never know where it's going when you start a project and it somehow ends up looking pretty cool.  (So, now you know, I'm not a planner.  More of a "fly by the seat of your pants" kinda gal.)  

I first stamped the Ruffled Heart image on black card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Before coloring the image I made a mask and splattered white guache around the bg.  I then colored the ruffle with white PrismaColor pencils adding black in the dark folds.  

The heart ruffle was stamped again on white card panel, the sentiment was added and then stenciled with "Scribbled Rose" stencil from A Colorful Life by lightly sponging Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks, giving it a satiny look.  That piece was then fussy cut and applied to the center of the black image.  

For a final touch of dimension I added Enamel Accents in black to represent pearls in the gathers of the pillow.  

Here's the challenge TTT board.  I followed the row across the middle (L-R) Black and/or White, Thank you, Dimension.  Let's see what you can do with this board.  

You will not be disappointed if you check out my team mates blogs and their creations...prepare to be blown away.

Join our TTT Challenge this week and enter yourself in the drawing for some fabulous stamps from Repeat Impressions.  The details can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you found some inspiration here today.  

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Hello, Technique Junkies Stamps fans!  

Did you catch the new release on Tuesday, January 1?  There were 15 new stamps introduced and TODAY IS THE LAST DAY YOU CAN GET THEM ALL AT 15% DISCOUNT.  

You can grab the new release stamps at 15% off and all other stamps (and some supplies) can be yours with a 10% discount by using my personal code TJ10Cheri at check out.  Win/Win for you!  

To make this card, I used the new Caladiums stamp from the new release.  It's such a gorgeous stamp.  

This is a watercolor resist technique, created by heat embossing the stamped image onto watercolor paper.  The water colors are added by dipping a wet brush into the paint and applying it to the image in the areas where you'd like the color to be.  You can alternate water with paint to create a blending and use a soft cloth or paper towel to dab up the excess.  This is truly beautiful in real life.  

I added a word die cut and some sequins for a little dimension and accent.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to grab my discount.  

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Happy New Year, House friends!!! 

We begin a new year, and a new month of weekly challenges from The House That Stamps Built.  

You're invited to join the challenges all month long, any time during the month.  At the end of the month, one of the entries will be drawn to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions Stamps.  

To begin this month, Esther has a designer's choice challenge for us and she has selected "snow globe" as her challenge.  

I love this snow globe stamp.  It's RI#8902-L "Moose Snow Globe".  Repeat Impressions has a fabulous collection of snow globe stamps, and I'm sure you can find one you'd love to add to your collection.  The snowy background was created by stamping in white gouache for more texture using RI#8914 "Snowflake Solid (sm)", #8916-E "Snowflake Outline (sm)", #8917-I "Snowflake Outline (lg)" .   The sentiment is RI#424-G "Wishing You a Season".

I was inspired to try and create a no line coloring technique of the Moose Snow Globe with Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils after watching a video by Debby Hughes.  I loved the process and changed a few things, such as where Debby used a white gel pen for highlighting, I used a Posca pen.  

I used a nesting torn edge die by Penny Black to frame the globe panel.  

Come on over and join us as we take Esther's challenge of "snow globe".  All the details are at The House.  

For more incredible snow globe creations please visit my team mates blogs.  They have some awsome things to show you.   

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

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