Wednesday, December 12, 2018

DECEMBER 2018 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE FROM THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hellooo House friends!!!! 

Welcome to another Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  Today we're having a Tic, Tac, Toe challenge.  You select three items from the board in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal position and create a card or project using those three items. 


From the board below, I selected the three items in the first horizontal line.  Sparkle, Penguins and patterned paper.  The stamps I chose are RI#8806-N "Christmas Penguins" and the sentiment is RI#8803-F "Coolest Christmas".   

The Penguins were stamped then colored with Copic Markers then masked off in order to sponge a dye ink background.  Once the mask was removed, I used a Nuvo glitter marker to draw around the outer edge to make a frame for the sparkle and adhered the panel to a piece of polka dot patterend paper and then onto a card base.  Very easy card to make.  For some sparkly snow, I added dots of the Nuvo glitter marker on the penguin panel.  


Come on over and play the game of Tic, Tac, Toe along with myself and my Rock Star team mates.  Detail on how to enter can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Look at the blogs of my team mates and see their incredible creations.  


Thanks so much for stopping by today and feel free to grab my discount coupon (RR10CW) if you'd like to purchase yourself some Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Using it will discount your stamp order 10%.  








Tuesday, December 11, 2018

COUNTRY CHURCH IN DOUBLES

Hi there Junkies!!! 

Can you handle a couple of more Christmas cards?  I know you're all probably ready to see the end of Christmas card posts, so don't shoot me...I'm bringing you my last Christmas card post...PROMISE.   (But, I love making Christmas cards...I really do).

In my last few posts, I've been showing you two cards using one stamp and it's a way to get double the value for your stamps and helps cut down on time making cards.  That's a win/win.  

If you like the stamps I've used here and would like to purchase them or any others in the Technique Junkies Stamps store, please go ahead and use my personal code (TJ10CHERI) at checkout for a 10% reduction on your entire order of stamps and other products.  



The stamps I used for both of these cards are "Country Church" and a sentiment from "Gifts of Christmas Set of 5".  Country Church is a great Christmas stamp, but it has unlimited possibilities such as a wedding card, baptism, anniversary, sympathy or perhaps a birthday card for someone.  Lots of mileage can be gained from that stamp.  It's a beauty.  

To get the image results shown here, using my MISTI, I stamped the church in bright dye color inks on a white card stock panel.  Leaving the stamp in the same position on the MISTI, and without cleaning the stamp, I took a darker ink (Clair) and inked the stamp in various places along the edges and within the image itself.  Then, without cleaning the stamp again, I inked the stamp one more time with the same bright color, but just in the center area, and stamped again.  The results were stunning!!!  The inks trick the eye into seeing depth and layers of texture.    

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  

Give this technique a try and have some creative fun.  Don't forget, you have my coupon code if you'd like some new stamps and products for yourself.  


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DECEMBER 2018 DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello house friends!  

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's a designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  It's Donna's turn to give us the challenge and she wants us to make anything but a card.  

I love to give books as gifts at Christmas so this year I've made some bookmarks using lots of Repeat Impressions Stamps. These are the stamps I used #4603-F "Got Snow" , # 8914-E Snowflake Solid, 8916-F "Snowflake Outline", 8805-K "Snow Flakes"#8808-E "Knit Cap Penguin (sm), #2012-H Poinsettia, #4715-K "Snow Light", and 2714-D "Small Pine Forest".  This was such a fun project and I hope you'll be inspired to play along with Donna's challenge.  



I used an old banner/tag nesting die I've had for'evah and used it to cut card stock bases, then using the next layer die, I cut various design papers and sewed them to the cs base.  What doesn't show, I covered the backs with other designer papers in order to cover the stitching and make the bookmarks look finished.  Pieces of ribbon and trim were added to the bookmarks. Lots of scraps were used up making these, how great is that?  

You don't need dies to create bookmarks. Get creative and join the anything but a card challenge this week at THE HOUSE.  Entering is easy, just check out the details and play along!  

For more incredible ideas and inspiration, check out my team mates...they so rock.  

   
Thanks for stopping by today.  



  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

AND A ROBIN IN A HOLLY BUSH

Hello everyone!  

I'm here with a new Christmas card using the gorgeous stamp "Holly Bird" from Technique Junkies Stamps.  



Using my MISTI, the image was stamped with Clair Ink  and colored the image with Chameleon ColorTone Pencils.  Copic Markers were used to color the background and add highlight around the image.  After die cutting the panel I adhered it to a light blue card base layer, then onto the card card base.  For a final touch of texture, Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red was added to the berries.  

The sentiment is from the "Gifts of Christmas set of 5".  

I hope you found some inspiration while you were visiting today.  If you'd like to purchase the stamps used here, please feel free to grab my discount coupon (TJ10Cheri) for a full 10% off your entire purchase.

Have a wonderful week.  



  



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there house friends!  

Wow!  Where did this month go?  Holy smokes!!!! 

If you follow the challenges at The House That Stamps Built blog (blog of Repeat Impressions stamps), you'll know we have challenges each and every Wednesday.  You have the full month to enter every week's challenge before a winner is chosen to win a gift certificate of $25.00 for any stamps in the Repeat Impressions store.  If you use a Repeat Impressions stamp in your entry, you're entered twice in that challenge.  

So, come on over and play along with us, every week or only one, and even if it takes you all month to create a card for each challenge, we hope you'll do it.

Now, it's the last Wednesday of this month so the challenge is "Anything Goes".  Here's a card I made and I hope it inspires you to join us.  


Winter, buffalo plaid (we all wore coats of this wool growing up), wood and Christmas.  They call came together in this card.  I used RI# 6006-M "Forest Positive" and RI#3907-G "Rejoice".  (This stamp is in the "spring" category, but it fits Christmas too.) 

There's a little bit of myself in each card I make and this one took on a life of it's own as I created it.  It's a small snapshot of growing up in a small mountain/lake town, wearing wool coats and playing outside in the woods during the winters.  Christmas was special. My father would take my brothers and sister and I and we'd go out in the woods and find a tree....some of them look very much like the Peanuts' Christmas tree, LOL...but we'd pick it out and dad would chop it down and we'd drag it home. I'm rejoicing in those memories.  

Please join our challenge this week....the details on how to enter and what you could win are at THE HOUSE.  

Also, my team mates are rocking this ATG challenge.  If you need a rocket boost, check them out.


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I'm glad you did.   




Wednesday, November 21, 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello House people!!!! 

We've got an inspiration challenge for you this week from The House That Stamps Built and it's a beauty!  



I adore this cat snowcat stamp....it makes me giggle when I think of the cat snowman holding a bird house and feeding birds at his base.  It's RI#3813-M "Snowcat and Friends" and the sentiment is RI#4603-F "Got Snow".

The coloring of this image was all done with Copic Markers. Here's your inspiration board.  I was inspired by the background and the neutral colors.  What are you inspired by?  



We all hope you come on over to THE HOUSE and get the details on what you could win and how to enter the challenge.  

My team mates have loads of more inspiration for you to see....check them out.  


Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you'll join the challenge.  





Tuesday, November 20, 2018

HAVE A GROOVY CHRISTMAS

Hey there TJ fans! 

I'm still playing with the stamps from the October 2018 release....and having a blast.  And I'm happy to tell you, these stamps, and all other stamps from the Technique Junkies Stamps store, are available right now for 10% off by using my discount code TJ10Cheri.  

I've got two cards to show you using only the one stamp set "Have a Groovy Christmas".  

The first is colored with Copic Markers then sprayed with Shimmering Bliss Gold Topper.  

The second is simply heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment was also heat embossed (on both cards) with gold ep.  

They both have some great shimmer and shine for Christmas.  

The background was made using a stencil called "Big Blot" from A colorful Life  and a dauber and Gold Delicata ink.  I made a mask of the VW bus and senciled around it.  



Easy peasy, cards.  I hope you found some inspiration today and if you're in the USA, I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.  


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello house friends!!! 

There's a new Wednesday challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built and it's the ever popular Tic, Tac, Toe challenge.  Come on over and play along.  


My card uses Repeat Impressions Stamps #815-N "Moose", #2709-I "Large Pine Forest", #2719-K "Lg Pine Tree".  The sentiment is #1113-D "Happy Birthday" (which I cut in half so I could use it lengthwise as well as over and under as it comes).  

To create the card, I stamped the moose in Memento Espresso Truffle dye ink and colored him in with Copic Markers.  I then made a mask of him and masked my colored image.  

To create the background, I pressed Distress Oxide Ink in "Evergreen Boughs" on my craft mat. I then spritzed my stamp with a little water, dabbing the excess off on a paper towel if I thought it was too much.  I then stamped into the ink and onto the card panel.   I did it in this fashion, as opposed to inking the stamp then spritzing with water, to see if I could get a more controlled look of the tree forms.  I think it worked.  

With what was left on my craft mat, I added a little more water and with a paint brush splattered it across the panel.  I added twine around the perimeter to create a rustic frame.  

My card follows the upper horizontal line on the tic, tac, toe board; Nature colors, Moose and Twine.

Have some crafting fun this week, and all month, and play along with our Wednesday challenges.  You have all month to join in on any of them in order to get your name in a drawing for a $25.00 GC for Repeat Impressions Stamps.  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Thanks for stopping by today, and for more incredible inspiration for this challenge stop by the blogs of my team mates.  






Tuesday, November 13, 2018

30 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - DAY 30

Hello Junkies!!!!  

Can you believe it!  We have reached the end of our 30 Days of Christmas event. This is the last day and your final opportunity to grab any or all of the Technique Junkies Christmas Stamps for 20% off (they are already discounted...no code needed).  PLUS, if you add my personal discount code (TJ10CHERI) to your purchase, an additional 10% will come off your purchase of all TJ stamps in your cart.  That's a full 30% off TJ Christmas Stamps and 10% off all other stamps. 

Here's a super simple and easy card to make for the holidays... 



The one stamp I used for this card is "Vintage Botanical Holly".  You need to have a MISTI for this in order to stamp repeatedly in the same spot.  

Before stamping the holly image, I masked off the word "Holly" with a piece of scotch tape.  I then inked the rest of the image in a light blue dye ink, removed the scotch tape and stamped it onto my white card stock.  

I repeated this step until I was satisfied with the coverage I had of the holly.  I used a finger dauber to stamp a darker blue dye ink inside areas of the leaves.  

I completely cleaned the stamp and then using a red ink, I stamped the word. Again, using a finger dauber, I used a darker red to ink the word and moved the card on the MISTI, just a tiny bit and got a "shadow" effect.  

A warm gray Copic marker was used to create the shadow around the image.  I next outlined the holly branch with my white gel pen.  For a final touch, I sprayed the panel with Shimmering Bliss Spray Iridescent Topper (get the sprays for 10% off using my discount code).  I LOVE these sprays!!!! 

Once the panel was dry I die cut it, mounted onto a neutral card stock background then onto a card base.  For a final touch, I added red berries with a Viva Pearl Pen.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and throughout the 30 Days of Christmas.  Don't forget to grab the Christmas stamps for 20% off and add an additional 10% off the Christmas stamps and other stamps and products from Technique Junkies Stamps using my personal discount code.  


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there house fans!!! 

It's my turn to host a designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built, and since today is national "hug a bear day", my challenge is, (what else) "Bear Hug".  

Repeat Impressions has loads of adorable bear stamps, check them out and you'll also see the stamps I used for my card #1601-K Bear Hug and #1918-F "Beary Special".


  Come on over and join the challenge...we'd love to see your bear hug.  All the detail for joining the challenge can be found at THE HOUSE.  

And for some more fantastic bear hugs, check out the blogs of my team mates!  


Thanks so much for stopping by.  




Tuesday, November 6, 2018

FAITH HOPE AND LOVE

Hi there, Technique Junkies fans....

You still have a few days to grab the 15% discount for the November Release Stamps....adding my personal discount code, TJ10CHERI, for an additional 10% = 25% off this new release.  If you love these new stamps, don't miss this BIG discount offer.  


Here's a card showing how I used two of the new stamps from the November Release and it was super simple to create but it's absolutely gorgeous.  

The background was created by stamping "Delicate SnowFlakes"  on a white card stock panel with VersaMark embossing ink.  It was then heat embossed using white embossing powder creating a resist.  Then, Distress Oxide Inks were sponged over the white card stock panel and a soft cloth was used to remove the ink from the embossed areas. (the resist) 

The sentiment "Faith, Hope, Love"  was added to the card base panel by stamping it in VersaMark and heat embossing in gold embossing powder.  But, before I did that, I lightly sprayed Shimmering Bliss Spray "Iridescent" over the card base.  It's so subtle but it's absolutely gorgeous. The snowflake panel was "framed" using Nuvo Glitter Marker in gold.  The entire panel was adhered using mounting tape.  

 I love creating cards with Technique Junkies Stamps and I hope I've inspired you.  You only have 2 more days to get this full 25% discount, I hope you don't miss it.  

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to use my discount coupon for a full 10% off all your Technique Junkies Stamps purchases.  


Monday, November 5, 2018

MY PICK OF THE WEEK STAMPS FOR THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi House Friends!  

I've been playing around (and having so much fun) with the Ranger Alcohol Lift Ink.  Some of you may have seen the cards I created previously using the Alcohol Lift Ink, now I thought I'd show you how I play with it today at The House That Stamps Built bloghttp://thehousethatstampsbuilt.com.  

All the Repeat Impressions Stamps I'm using in this post will be available to you for 20% off Until November 11, 2018.  Grab them while you can.  Use discount coupon POTW11518

You need these supplies:


Alcohol Inks (your choice of colors), Yupo or any non-porous paper, A separate piece of card stock (I used white), Alcohol Lift-Ink, Blending Solution (optional), plastic gloves (optional, but they make it less messy on your hands), stamps of your choice.  



This photo shows the results of using the Alcohol Blending Solution (left) and just the blending of the alcohol inks alone (right).  You can decide which you'd prefer for your project.  I'll be using the one on the right for my project today.  Before stamping, it's very important to let these papers dry completely.  


You're next step is to place your alcohol ink Yupo paper and your card stock side by side.  Inking up your stamp with the Alcohol Lift-Ink, stamp it on the Yupo paper.  I let the stamp sit on the paper for a minute before lifting.  I then place and stamp the inked stamp on my card stock piece and turning back to the Yupo paper, I take a soft cloth and tap the image inked area on the Yupo paper, lifting the ink and seeing the magic. (Note:  Be careful not to wipe the cloth over the image or it will smear)  
Both results are posted in the next photo. 



Finally, use your images as you'd like.  I made a couple of Thanksgiving cards using these RI Stamps, #3308-M "The Pastor's House", #3214-G "Thanksgiving Blessings", #3306-I "Falling Leaves" and #3313-E "Oak Leaf".  





I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial, thanks for stopping by. 

  



Thursday, November 1, 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 NEW RELEASE FROM TECHNIQUE JUNKIES STAMPS

Welcome to the November 2018 New Release from Technique Junkies Stamps and BIG, BIG, BIG DISCOUNT (call it an early Christmas gift) for you!!!  

All the new stamps in this November release will have a 15% discount automatically applied to them from today until November 8th....ALSO if you plug in my personal discount code TJ10CHERI at check out you will receive an additional 10% off the new stamps for a total of 25% discount.    Wow!!!!  

The Christmas stamps are still discounted at 20% off (until November 13th), once again, ADD MY DISCOUNT CODE TJ10CHERI at checkout and receive an additional 10% off for a total of 30% off all the Christmas Stamps!  Wow!!!!

The Technique Junkies Designers are showcasing all these new stamps and you can find a link to each of their blogs at the Technique Junkies Blog.


Here are some cards I made with the new stamps.


This card features "Champagne Toast"  and "Raise Your Glass".  Simple gold embossing on a cranberry  colored card stock.  A frame was made out of brushed gold card stock and "bubbles" were made using Nuvo Glitter Pen in Gold.  What a cool invitation to a New Year's Eve party this combo of stamps makes.  



This card features "Delicate Snowflakes" and "Winter Wonderland Sayings Set of 3" .  Sponged Oxide Inks on a white card stock panel, over white heat embossed snowflakes creating a resist background.  Die cut area in center of panel.  Sentiment was stamped in white pigment ink and heat embossed with white ep on black card stock.  Using the same die the sentiment was inserted into the cut out area.  A scrap piece was stamped with Versamark ink and sprinkled with a glitter ep.  Then using two of the oval dies, a frame was cut and mounted around the sentiment area.  Finally, using a white gel pen, I added some "snow".  


This card features "Scribble Circles", "Fir Forest" and again the sentiment comes from the "Winter Wonderland Sayings Set of 3".  The background was stamped with Delicata Gold ink.  Once dry, the firs trees were stamped with blending of greens and blues Distress Oxide Inks over the background.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of black card stock and heat embossed with glitter ep.  The sentiment is raised off the base using dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!  Take some time before the 8th of November to treat yourself to some of these fabulous new stamps, and don't forget to use my personal discount code with your purchase of everything in your cart.  It means an additional 10% off - even on the new November stamps and the Christmas Stamps.  


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

OCTOBER 2018 SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hey there house friends,

There's a 5th Wednesday in this month so that means a sketch challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  A sketch challenge only happens in the months with a 5th Wednesday, so if you're partial to sketch challenges, you'll love to join in on this one.

My card uses RI Stamps #5127-K "Maple Leaf Sil " and #2512-E "Just a Note".  The brick background piece was made with an embossing folder and I dragged a white pigment ink over the top to get the results of the "brick" look and to highlight it.  

The focal panel is the result of using Alcohol Lift Ink on Yupo paper and alcohol inks.  I love playing with this ink.  This panel is actually the "lift" from the card I posted a few weeks ago HERE.  The sentiment was stamped with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white ep on a piece of black scrap card stock.  



Here's the sketch we all are challenged with this week. Come on over to The House and play along.  The details on how to play and what you could win can be found there.  


More incredible creations using this sketch can be found on my team mates' blogs.  Check them out.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a fabulous week!  





Tuesday, October 30, 2018

30 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - DAY 16

Hello Junkies!  

We're half-way to the end of our 30 days of Christmas celebration!  I hope you've taken advantage of the big 20% discount on all the Christmas stamps in the Technique Junkies Stamps Store. If you add my personal discount TJ10Cheri to your order, you'll receive another 10% off your selection of, not only Christmas stamps, but any other stamps you might like to add to your cart.  




The products I used for this card are "Angel of Ascension", a sentiment from "Gifts of Christmas set of 5" , Shimmering Bliss "Iridescent" and Nuvo Glitter Marker in Silver.  

I used Prismacolor pencils to color the angel on light blue card stock.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival "Watering Can" gray and a light coat of Shimmer Bliss was sprayed over the layer.  I then added some dots of the silver Glitter Marker for "stars" and a star die cut, cut from glitter paper. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have fun shopping and don't forget the discounts.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

OCTOBER 2018 ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hey there House friends!!!! 

It's anything goes over at The House That Stamps Built.  Come on over and play along with us.  


How fun is this witchy face?  I combined RI Stamp #2330-G "Witch Face" and 2301-I "Best Witches" to create this CAS Halloween card.  

The witch face was first stamped on a white card panel.  I made a mask and masked each face as I stamped across the panel.  After coloring them with Copic Markers, I fussy cut them, leave about an eighth of an inch edge around the faces.  The panel was then adhered to another white card panel and again to a black panel to create an accent.  That panel was then adhered to a white base card and the sentiment was added.  

For a final fun addition, I stamped the witch face on a scrap piece of white card stock and fussy cut it, colored it with Copics (as I did the others) and then mounted it with a wobble and put it right up front.  


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you found some inspiration and will join our challenge.  The details can be found at The House.  

Check out my inspiring team mates....they have some awesome Anything Goes creations for you to see.





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