Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DECEMBER 2017 TIC TAC TOE CHALLENGE

Hello House friends!  

Today, at The House That Stamps Built, we are having another Tic, Tac, Toe challenge and we hope you'll find some time to play along with us.  

Remember, you can join all the challenges this month all month long.  Each week's challenge stays open until the end of the month.  That gives you several weeks to get in on all the challenges each month. 


This stamp, RI# 4707-P "Snow Family" is such a sweet stamp and I've seen several members of the design team using it for their Christmas cards...guess it's a favorite for all of us.  I tried some no-line coloring with Copic Markers.  After stamping the image on the panel, I stamped it again on masking paper and cut out a mask, which I placed over my stamped image.  I then drew a horizon line and sponged on "Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink to create the bg.  The bg of trees was created by stamping RI#2714-D "Sm Pine Forest" with a darker green ink.  The sentiment is RI#2203-H "May Your Heart".  I used my white gel pen to draw in some patterns on the scarves.  The shawl is decorated with Stickles for some holiday glitter.   

My card uses the center line down, Christmas, Red & Green and Glitter from the game board here.  


So, what do you say...come on over and play along with our TTT challenge and join the fun.  Need more inspiration...check out these incredible blogs of my Rock Star team mates.  



Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're having a fabulous week!  



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ANOTHER HOLLY BIRD CHRISTMAS

Hi there Junkies,

I hope you're all not tired of seeing Christmas cards yet...I love this stamp "Holly Bird"  (from the September 2017 release) and I just wanted to color him with PrismaColor Pencils on kraft cs and see how he'd turn out, and I really like it. What do you think?



The sentiment is "Merry Christmas 2" , one of my faves because of the font and the size.  After coloring the bird, ribbon and holly with the PrismaColor Pencils, I added "snow" with my white gell pen in the background as well as on some of the berries and leaves.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white ep.  

Good news!  The Featured challenge "Gradient Sponging" has been extended through January.  You've got more time now to play along with this challenge and win some TJ Stamps.  You can check out the details HERE and join in on the fun!  

I don't know how much longer the 35% off sale will last, but it's still going on for a select number of Technique Junkies Stamps.  Here's a great opportunity to grab some of these stamps at an awesome discount.  

Want a 10% discount on any other stamps from the store, please use my code and enjoy your purchase.  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DECEMBER 2017 DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE - GLITTER

Hello there, House friends!  

Today it's Joy's designer's choice challenge for The House That Stamps Built and it's to use glitter.  Easy, and approriate challenge, especially at this time of year when we're making lots of Christmas and holiday cards.  

Before I get to my card for Joy's challenge, I want to welcome our newest Rock Star, Esther Asbury!  I'm so happy to have you on the team Esther and looking forward to creating with you.  

I want to bid a fond farwell to Patti J., an incredibly talented designer and one I'm thrilled to have shared places on this team with.  Patti has been a major inspiration to me in so many ways and I'll miss her here.  



This is my card for Joy's challenge.   I kept it very CAS.  It's difficult to see the glitter here, but the shepherd boy is painted with a gold Wink of Stella glitter pen.  In real life it truly looks gorgeous.  For additional glitter, I added some Stickles to the center of the stars which were from a sticker collection.  This stamp RI#2008-K "Shepherd Boy" is a fabulous stamp and all you need to create a beautiful Christmas card.  This sentiment paired perfectly with the shepherd boy stamp RI#2201-I "For Unto You".

Don't miss out on the 20 days of Christmas Sale-a-Bration going on now at the Repeat Impressions Facebook page where there will be a 20% off code for Repeat Impressions stamps each day.  Check in daily and grab yourself some goodies!  

For more inspiration for Joy's challenge this week, have a look at what my teamies have done.  

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - EstherShirley  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration and that you'll come over to THE HOUSE and play along in our challenge.  Details of how to play can be found there.  




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS

Hi there Junkie fans....

I'm getting some mileage out of my awesome Technique Junkie Christmas Stamps this year and today I created this incredibly quick card.  It took barely 10 minutes.  Gotta love that!  



Only two stamps used for this card, "Draped Ornaments" (which was part of the September 2017 Release) and a sentiment from "Gifts of Christmas Set of 5" from the same release.  Stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with gold ep on a cranberry color cardstock panel.  I filled in the larger open ornaments with a Nuvo Glitter Marker in gold.  It worked perfectly and left a very smooth result.  I also used it in the bg as an embellishment by just dotting it for additional sparkle.  

Check out the Technique Junkies Stamps store for so many fabulous stamps.  And if you find some you just can't live without, please use my 10% off discount coupon for your entire order.  



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



Monday, December 4, 2017

PROJECT OF THE WEEK - CASE A ROCK STAR CARD

Hey there, House friends!  

Cheri here with a new Project of the Week for you!  

If you're a card maker, you have probably had moments when you can't find your mojo and a card creation is nearly impossible to create.  I've had a few of those moments myself (okay...more than "a few").  When I can't find my mojo, I use someone else's and look through online card postings until I find something I find inspiring and use that as my "jumping off point".  In other words, I "Copy And Share with Everyone"...CASE...someone else's card.  

In the card making world, it's a compliment to have your creation CASE'd, and it's customary (and appreciated) to give credit to the original card if you post yours online.  

I find tons of inspiration right here each and every week when I see what the Rock Stars have created for each of the many challenges we have during the month.  That said, my POTW for you this week is to show you cards I've CASE'd from three of these talented ladies.  

First up is one I CASE'd from Patti's October TicTacToe challenge.  Isn't that the cutest card?



I took Patti's card and created this one.  The CASE part here is I used the same stamps and while my card is a bit different from Patti's I used hers for the inspiration for mine.  (My regret is I didn't put googly eyes in the background.  I loved that touch she gave her card).  Stamps used are RI#2307-E "Trick or Treat Ghost" and RI#2316-G "Boo".    The ghostly circles/orbs in the bg of my card were made by dipping a pen cap into white pigment ink.  


Most of us don't copy the original card to the very detail, we often change it up, but use the original as a starting point.  



This is a card Shirley made for an inspiration challenge back in January.  I needed a birthday card for my brother, and thought this would be a fun card to CASE and make for him.  Stamps used on both Shirley's card and mine are from the Holy Crap stamp collection.  On my card I also used RI#2710-D "Sm. Pine Tree" and RI#2709-I "Large Pine Forest".  I also added some borders around the bottom layer.



The last CASE example I have for you today is this card made by Heather.

I kept pretty closely to Heather's great card but thought it would make a fun Christmas card by just changing up the colors and a few details.  We both used RI#5116-I "Cat Sitting Sil"  I changed the sentiment using RI#8909-G "Magical Christmas", and added a die cut snowflake in place of her floral.  


There you have it for my POTW for you.  I hope you've found some inspiration and will be encouraged to CASE cards of others when you're at a loss for inspiration...just give them credit if you post them online.  

Thanks for stopping by!  



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