Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Hi there, House peeps!!!! 

Have you been playing along with our challenges this month at The House That Stamps Built?  Did you hear that you have the whole month to play along with each week's challenge?  

From the first challenge of this month until the last you can enter a card in each challenge.  It gives you so many opportunities to win some awesome Repeat Impressions Stamps as well as gives you time to get in the challenges and have some crafty fun. 

This week's challenge is "Anything Goes", so jump in and play along with us.

Clean and simple all the way for my ATG card.  I used a stacked die to cut the arched windows in a piece of designer's paper and again in a piece of white card stock.  The watermelon image is RI #9010-H "Watermelon" that I colored with Copic Markers and popped up on a wobble.  The watermelon sticks out of the arch and wiggles back and forth for a fun effect.  

The sentiment RI#9015-D "One in a Melon" was stamped on white card stock and cut out with a postage stamp die I've had hanging around a long time.  For some detail, I cut a scrap of dark green cs with the same die and staggered it behind the white one.  
Lots of dimension on this card and I like that.  

There is even more incredible inspiration at the blogs of these talented ladies.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

So come on over and play along with our AUGUST CHALLENGES and get additional opportunities to win some fabulous Repeat Impressions Stamps.  For additional detail on this and all this month's challenges, check out THE HOUSE 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Hi there Junkies!  

The cutest (and most fun) Llama on the stamping block is the "Be Cool Llama" from the August 2017 release.  

I had so much fun playing around with this stamp and I'll be using it more in future cards, but for this one, I gave them a party....lots of rainbow colored waterfall dots using "Here We Go Round In Circles" (this set has become one of my favorites).  I did a little masking in order to get the multiple layers from the stamp rather than cut the stamp apart.  

Using my MISTI, I first masked the open line llama with a post-it note while I inked up the solid images with VersaFine Black Ink.  Removing the mask, I stamped the inked images onto a white cs layer.  I continued to repeat this process until I was happy with the depth of the black ink on the solid images.  

On a separate cardstock layer I reversed the process and masked the two solid images then stamped the open line llama image.  I created an image mask for this one with masking paper and cut it out and layed it over the llama while I stamped the rainbow dots with Distress Inks.  Additionally, for more detail I chose some gel pens close to the DI colors and added those.  

I used a border die to cut the solid image and then added a piece of black scrap to accent it.  I then taped that assembled piece to the rainbow piece and used a frame die to cut the entire piece before mounting in on a black cs base layer.  Sharpie pens were used to color the "Be Cool" message.  

It was not a quick and easy card to make, but I so enjoyed the process.  What a fun stamp this is.  

I hope you found some inspiration.  

Technique Junkies has a ton of fabulous stamps to play with....go shopping and use my discount for any stamps you like (Sorry...those from August 2017 Release are not included) for a 10% discount on your entire order of stamps.  

Happy stamping!  

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