Monday, January 2, 2017


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!   (Note:  I have two posts today.  If you're looking for my project of the week for Repeat Impressions, please go to the next post)
Welcome to the January 2017 New Stamp Release blog hop for Technique Junkies!!!! 

For your shopping pleasure, Pat is offering a 15% off all of these new stamps from now until January 9, 2017 and the 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.  

Here are a couple of cards I made with some of my new stamps.  

Growing up (and even now), one of my most favorite shows was I Love Lucy.  I loved it so much I bought the VCR tapes back in the day and, while those tapes are long gone, I still watch reruns whenever I see them.  I don't think there'll ever be another Lucy.  (Except I have to make a note 2 year old granddaughter's name is Lucy).  

The focal stamp is called "Be a Lucy", and she was stamped with an Archival "Sepia" ink on white cs.  Don't you love that message?  I'll be doing much more with this stamp in the future.  

After stamping the background stamp "Love Overlay" on watercolor paper with VersaMark then heat embossing it with white embossing powder to create a resist, I used Distress Inks to get a watercolor look.  The "bow" is a die from "Twine and Bows" from Pretty Pink Posh.  

The bg technique I created for this card is similar to the one above.  Using the "Love Script" stamped with Versamark ink, on watercolor paper, then heat embossed with white embossing powder to create a resist.  Next, I used my Spectrum Aqua pens to add color to various areas of the panel by simply scribbling then spritzing with water and letting the colors mingle. It didn't take much ink to get these results. 

On a coral colored scrap piece of cs, I stamped "Unicorns and Sparkly" in VersaMark and again heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I cut a window in the bg panel with my Stitched Heart Layer dies from Memory Box and again using those dies, I cut the sentiment and a scrap piece of sparkly paper and layerd those inside the window.  

For both cards I used a die from MFT Blueprints 27 to cut the bg panels.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now head on over to my friend and TJ teamie, Kathy Stacy.  I know she's going to rock your creative world.  


Beth Norman said...

Like you, I love Lucy and I have a watch with Desi and Lucy on it which always gets lots of comments. Your cards are terrific.

Kathy S said...

LA, LA LUCY...... Love this one - so classic in the Sepia tones. Great job.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I Love Lucy always was and is a favorite to this day! Great card.

StampingJudy said...

nice work!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Cheri!!! Love what you're doing with this TJ team!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Nice! I love the watercolor resist you got on your Lucy card.

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