Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Hello house friends!  

There's a new challenge at The House That Stamps Built and it's the Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge.  I hope you'll come on over and play along with us.  

The object of this challenge is that you pick an item from any direction (diagonally, horizontally or vertically) and create a card or project using those items.  My card uses Repeat Impressions Stamps from the "Wine Time" set and from the Tic, Tac, Toe board I used the first vertical line; Use Dimension, Off the Edge and Shimmer or Sparkle.  

I stamped the wine glass on a separate piece of white card stock and colored it with copic markers and then sprayed it with new Iridescent Shimmer Bliss Spray from Technique Junkies.  I then prepared the background panel.  

I stamped the grapes along an edge that I had penciled in and used masks to cover each stamping in order to get the grouping of the grapes.  They were then colored with Copic Markers and I fussy cut around the edges where I'd stamped the grapes off the penciled mark.  

Keeping the masks in place, I sponged around the grape images and added a gold border around the panel with my Wink of Stella gold glitter pen.  The sentiment was added and the glass of wine was adhered with foam mounting for the added dimension.  Finally, a few sequins for fun.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll visit the blogs of my very talented team mates for so much more inspiration.  

I hope to see you in the challenge.  If you do, you will be entered in the drawing for a a $25.00 gift certificate for Repeat Impressions Stamps.  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Hi there Technique Junkies fans!  

Did you get a chance to take the August blog hop?  It was quite an exciting release for all of us on the design team.  Not only did she release 18 NEW STAMPS, Pat introduced a whole new line of 25 shimmer sprays called "Shimmer Bliss".    

Tomorrow is the deadline to get any of the August 2018 release stamps for a big 15% off discount.  Just add any of the new stamps you'd like to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied automatically.  For any other stamps and the new Shimmer Bliss sprays in the Technique Junkies Store you're welcome to use my discount code TJ10CHERI for a full 10% discount on those stamps and new Shimmer Bliss Sprays. Just enter that code in the "code" area upon check out.  It works like a charm.  

I am having so much fun playing with the new shimmer sprays and stamps!  Here is a card I made this week using these new stamps "Enjoy the Ride"  and "Messy Marble" and Shimmer Bliss Sprays "Miami Vice", "Mardi Gras", "Harvest Sunset" and "Iridescent Shimmer Bliss Topper"

I first stamped the Messy Marble bg stamp with VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  This created a resist for the sprays.  I then used Miami Vice and Mardi Gras and blended them on the panel in various areas.  I absolutely love how these sprays work together.  

I dried the sprayed panel and then sprayed it again lightly with Iridescent Topper.  This photo does not do the shimmer justice!  It's stunning in real life.  

Choosing the sailboat from the "Enjoy the Ride" set, I stamped it in a navy dye ink color, used a round die to cut it out then sprayed it with the Iridescent Topper.  I gave the image a glassy appearance.  I made the frame out of a pumpkin colored card stock scrap and then sprayed it with Harvest Sunset Shimmer Bliss!  

I was so delighted with the results of the stamps and sprays on this card and I hope you found some inspiration here.

Treat yourself to some of these fabulous new stamps for the 15% discount while you can (last day August 8) and if you would like to try the Shimmer Bliss Sprays and any other Technique Junkies Stamps, please use my discount code and enjoy treating yourself.  

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