Wednesday, August 16, 2017

INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AUGUST 2017 FOR THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Helllooo House people....New challenge at The House That Stamps Built going on and it's an inspiration challenge...a photo and/or a color palette...you choose.   



I love to create different backgrounds for images and sometimes I go a little on the simple side....I think this is one of those.  I used RI #3415-I "Adirondack Chair"   and the sentiment isng Yo RI#1214-G "Knowing You".  

Here's the inspiration.  Have some fun and join us!  


If you like our challenges then you might be interested in learning this exciting news that this month, we've extended our play time.....Here's the notice from the first week's DCC challenge"Stamp Your Favorite Movie"  

we’ve decided to cut you all a little slack and are extending our challenge deadlines a bit. This month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be September 5th. So for example… starting with today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge you’ll have the entire month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have three weeks to submit for that one, two weeks for the following challenge, and the usual one week to submit the last challenge of the month. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

Pretty exciting for all of you who are busy during the summer months.  

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 challenge, check out THE HOUSE and for incredible inspiration check out these awesome designers


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

Thanks for stopping by today....I hope you'll check out our challenges and join us this month.  



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FLUFFING YOUR (RED) TUTU

Hi there Junkies....

Unless you were napping, you must have seen the fabulous and fun stamp "Fluff Your Tutu" just released (August 2017) from Technique Junies.

I haven't used my supply of Stickles in a long time, but I loved how they worked on this stamp image after embossing it on black cs with white ep.  I stamped the background layer with "Here We Go Round In Circles" set, using black an red ink.  For additional detail I added Nuvo Glitter Markers to the centers of the circles.  




What a fun stamp this is.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and check out all the awesome stamps from Technique Junkies....I'll help you shop....you can use my personal 10% discount if you'd like.  Just add it to the coupon code area at check out.  

Have a crafty day... 



Monday, August 14, 2017

POTW - STAMPING TIP - REPURPOSE CLEAR PACKAGING FOR STAMPING

Hi there, 

I'm here with a helpful stamping tip for you instead of a project.  

Often times, especially with rubber stamps, it's difficult to decide just where you'd like an image on your project.  The stamp positioners, or MISTI  are wonderful tools, but in the case of being undecided as to where you'd like the image or sentiment, this is a great tip and comes in handy for me often.  



Shown in this photo are two pieces of packaging materials.  The one on the left is a sturdier piece of acrylic that came in something, while the one the right is a celophane package.  Both work equally well.  

I cut the pieces a little larger than an A2 card because that's the card size I usually make.  


You don't need the MISTI or stamp positioner for this step, but in the photo I used the MISTI because my cardstock was already in it.  

I placed the acrylic piece right on top of my CS and began placing my stamp around it while I decided where I might like the image to be.  



At this point, you can move the acrylic piece around and around the area of your CS and get a good idea of where it pleases you.  If you're using a MISTI, you can wipe the image off the acrylic piece, move the stamp and repeat the step.  



The same process applies to the sentiment.  It's a great way to get the right sentiment in the right place.  

When you're ready, just slide your acrylic off the CS and ink and stamp.  Finish as you'd like.  



The stamps I used here are RI# 3602-P "First Light" and RI# 3212-H "To Everything".  

I hope you like this little tip, it’s been helpful to me for many years and I hope it is for you.   

Have a happy day and I hope you get some craft time.  


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AUGUST 2017 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there House friends....

It's Tic, Tac, Toe challenge time at The House That Stamps Built .  



I chose to go with the middle row right straight across from left to right; background wash, pastel colors and Stenciling.  The stamps I used were RI #2423-L "Under The Sea" and RI #8623-D "Brighten"



If you like our challenges then you might be interested in learning this exciting news that this month, we've extended our play time.....Here's the notice from last week's DCC challenge "Stamp Your Favorite Movie"  

we’ve decided to cut you all a little slack and are extending our challenge deadlines a bit. This month the deadline for submissions for ALL our challenges will be September 5th. So for example… starting with today’s Designer’s Choice Challenge you’ll have the entire month to create and upload your card. Then when we introduce our next new challenge next week you’ll have three weeks to submit for that one, two weeks for the following challenge, and the usual one week to submit the last challenge of the month. So with a little less of a time crunch we hope you’ll find that you have more opportunity to play along with more of our challenges.

Pretty exciting for all of you who are busy during the summer months.  

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 challenge, check out THE HOUSE and for incredible inspiration check out these awesome designers


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

Thanks for stopping by today....I hope you'll check out our challenges and join us this month.  


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Hi there Junkies....

Today is the LAST DAY to get the newest August Release stamps at 15% off.  You don't have to add a code, it automatically is applied to your purchase.  

Here's a little card I did the other day using one of the stamps from the new August release called "Hibiscus Panel".  


This image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored using my MozArt brush pens and and aqua brush.  The bg was created using the same pens and a watercolor wash.  I then sprinkled it with water and used a paper towel to lift the color and created the "orb" detail.  After it dried, acrylic black paint and water was mixed and sprinkled over the image for additional detail.  A final touch was adding clear sequins after die cutting the panel and layering it onto a watercolor paper panel colored with Brusos to help accent the image and the colors. 

This image is fabulous and I know I'll be using more and more.

I hope this card inspired you!!! 

Don't forget about the 15% off discount on all the new stamps and if you'd like a little more on all the other stamps that Technqiue Junkies offers, please us my discount code TJ10CHERI - just add the code before checking out and a 10% discount will be applied.  

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