Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Hello house friends!  

We have a new challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built and this week, it's the Tic, Tac, Toe challenge.  Come on over and play along.  All you have to do is create a card or project that uses elements from the tic, tac, toe board, across, up and down or diagonal.  

My card uses this fun cupcake stamp RI#9302-P "Cupcakes",  and RI#1113-D "Birthday", which I cut in half and used side-by-side.  My design uses two directions on the TTT board.  Upper row across; texture, food, sponging and the left side diagonal; sponging, fun fold and primary colors.  

The fun fold is called "Corner Flip" and I found a tutorial which I used on YouTube.  It's an easy fold and makes an interesting card design.  

Join me and my team mates for the challenge this week.  They have some fabulous TTT projects to show you....check out their blogs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you at the challenge!  The details on how to join and what you might win can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Hello Technique Junkies Fans, 

It's beach season and I'm a romantic...I just had to create a card combining "Mermaid Love" and "The Beach Fixes Everything" .  Doesn't this remind you of a happy ending to a romance novel?  It did me!  To create your own romantic card like this, just grab these stamps (or any other stamps you like) from the TJStore and use my discount code TJ10CHERI at check out for a full 10% off your entire order.  

To create the background for this card, I sponged Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio on a white cardstock base layer.  I splatterd some water drops over the panel and blotted it up with a paper towel.  Once dry, using my MISTI I stamped the mermaid image in VersaFine Black Ink several times in order to get a crisp image.  VersaFine is also waterproof and I knew I wanted to "lift" color from the mermaid's body, the arms, hands and faces of the figures.  (The Distress Oxide Inks do lift off with water after they've dried a bit so you must work quickly).  To lift the color I used a watercolor brush with a small amount of water and a paper towel.  I was careful not to add too much water as I was working on 80# paper and didn't want to over saturate it.  To get some color on the areas where I lifted the ink I used my Chemeleon ColorTone Pencils in soft pinks and creams and white on the hat and sailor's scarf.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white ep.  To finish the card, I used some dew drop water droplet beads and Nuvo clear drops for texture and interest.  

I hope you found some inspiration today.  Don't forget you can get a full 10% off your shopping order when you use my discount code.  Have fun shopping!  

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