Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Hello everyone!!!   

I'm so super excited!  This is my first new release blog hop for Technique Junkies!!!! Except for the month of December, each 1st of the month there's a new group of stamps to showcase and this is the November Release.  

For your shopping pleasure, Pat is offering a 15% off all November release stamps from 11-1 to 11-08-16. Discount will show up in your shopping cart.  

If you didn't start this hop at the Technique Junkies Blog you can link back and see the beginning - If you did and you came here from the incredibly talented TJ Designer Lanette Erickson you're in the correct order and on your way.... Didn't you love Lanette's creation?  Don't miss any blogs...we all have different stamps to show off.  

My first card uses "Survive Together".  I think this is a great stamp to make cards for a new beginning...or an anniversary card...or a reconciliation.    

Sponging and stenciling a background with Distress Inks, I stamped the image with black VersaFine ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used my white gel pen to fill in the words that seemed to disappear after embossing.  I framed it with MFT "In and Out Diagonal Stitch" die.  

I used two of the November Release stamps for this card - "Tea Time"  and "Like a Tea Cup".  To make this card I first stamped the bg "Tea Time" onto vellum with VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then colored the backside of the image with Copic markers and mounted it on a white cs layer.  I discovered if you use an ATG gun around the edges of the vellum and then run it through a stitched die, it not only hides the vellum, it also adheres the vellum to the cs.  (it was a WOW moment).  The focal image is stamps with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and colored with Copic markers and then die cut using Label One Spellbinder dies.  I used my white gel pen to highlight the tea cups.  This brought the two images together.

My third card depicts the words of one of my all time favorite songs by Louis Armstrong "Wonderful World".  I was beside myself when I saw this stamp in the collection of stamps that Pat so generously sent me for this release.  

A technique I used here is inking an embossing folder with "Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink, then inserting white cs layer inside the folder and running it through the embossing machine which transfers the ink to the cs.  I used the image to create background for a shaker card, adding a few sequins I had on hand. The embossing folder is from Darice, and I used "Puffy Clouds" die from Memory Box for a simple embellishment.  

Tucked inside my soul is my admiration for and attraction to trees.  Especially those trees that stand and weather the raw winters we have here in the northeast.  I snowshoe and XCski back in the woods and I can tell you, if you stand still and listen it sounds like they're speaking to each other. The stamp used here is "Creaking Trees"  

To create the background, I used a technique adding strips of color with baby wipes and Distress Inks.  After drying the background panel, I stamped the image in Archival black ink and once that was dry, I added VersaMark to the entire panel then covered it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I added a second layer of the VersaMark and ep and again heat embossed.  This gives it a beautiful glossy finish.  
Okay I'm done....now onto the blog of another incredible TJ designer Karen McAlpine.

If you lose your place here's the blog line up.

Thanks so much for stopping by and one more note......mark your calendar for November 15-December 15, when you can celebrate "30 Days of Christmas" with Technique Junkies Design Team.  

Happy hopping!!!  


StampingJudy said...

Lovely card.

Ro Donner said...

Great cards!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have been busy! Love the cards you have created- love the teacups so much and Thanks for the tip about vellum- I have to try that!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Gorgeous Cheri!

Beth Norman said...

Well teammate, what a great job you have done on your cards. They are all so striking. I just had to pin your teacup card onto my Technique Junkies Stamps board. I love the look of the vellum.

Patti J said...

Wowzers, girl - you have really been busy! These are wonderful, and yes, you have me singing as I type! Love this release, and am so happy that you're on this team - how exciting for you! Hugs...

Kathy S said...

Wow girl your rocked it! That shaker is so cool and the use of white pen works so weak on the couple stamp. Great hop offering.

Lanette said...

Stunning cards!!

Tonya Davidson said...


sandyh50 said...

Your cards are awesome! I like the Louis Armstrong song too!

Blog Archive

I hope you enjoy some of my cards

Please sign my guest book