Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Hello House Fans!!! 

It's the first Wednesday of the month and it's Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  Laurie is the challenge hostess and her challenge is "Anniversary".  

To create the focal image of the swans, I stamped them on a white scrap card stock piece, colored them with Copic Markers.  I then made a mask for them and stamped the Heart silhouette in Victorian Velvet color Distress Inks so it would appear behind the swan.  I then die cut the image and using the same dies created a frame for them.  

The background panel was created by swiping a baby wipe across the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink then swiping it from top to bottom along the panel.  I did the same using the color Black Soot, avoiding heavy swiping in the center of the panel.  

I added the Random Heart stamp to the layer after deciding where it would be on the panel.  

I hope you'll join in on Laurie's challenge and join us.  The details on how to enter and what you could win can be found at THE HOUSE.  

For more Anniversary inspiration, check out the blogs of my super talented team mates.  

Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley  

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

Also, let me point out I have a discount for Repeat Impressions Stamps for you, just use RR10CW at check out and enjoy a full 10% off your entire stamp order. 

Have a great week!  

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Hello Technique Junkies Stamps peeps!  

Did you have a chance to take the hop for the new September Stamp Release on Saturday?  These new autumn/fall stamps are stunning and among them are a new line from Technique Junkies new illustrator Jan Tinklenburg of "Mitten State Stamps".  The card I'm showcasing today uses one of her new stamps Autumn Leaves.  

The new stamps are all still available for a 15% discount but only until September 8th.  So, if you like them and would love to add them to your autumn stamp collection, nab them now at this great discount.  

All other stamps in the Technique Junkies Stamps store can be purchased with a 10% discount by using my personal discount code at check out TJ10CHERI.  

I've discovered that a quick way to achieve an illumination for a background is to use a light colored card stock panel in the color family you're hoping to work with.  

In this case, I wanted to color these leaves with Copic Markers blending layers of colors, so I started with a light coral colored cs panel and stamped the image with Rhubarb Stalk color ink from Memento.  It worked out beautifully.  

As a final touch of elegance, I sprayed the panel with Shimmering Bliss Gold Topper which created spectacular results.  

The sentiment is from "Mae West Sentiments" and a fabulous set to have on hand.  I love the sentiments in this collection.  I stamped it in VersaMark on a dark brown scrap of cs and heat embossed it in gold ep.  

For a touch of added dimension and glitz I added little dots of gold shimmer from a Nuvo Glitter Marker in Gold around the finished panel.  I also used the gold glitter marker to outline the entire card panel for definition and mounted it on a dark brown card base.  

Thanks for stopping by and found some inspiration.  Don't forget the discounts for all the stamps:  15% off the new September 2018 Release stamps (deadline September 8th) and 10% off all other stamps as well as Shimmering Bliss Sprays, by using my discount at check out.  

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