Thursday, July 22, 2021

Flip Flop Memories

 Hello!

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog. I have 2 cards to share today, using a couple of fun new stamps, #SDX191 Flip Flop Memories, and #SD1102 At the Beach Border from Technique Junkies

Here's my first card:

The beach scene was stamped and colored with Copic Markers, prior to framing it up with some 'sandy' looking designer paper from my stash. The sentiment was stamped onto the 'hill'. A cute sunny die cut finished this one off nicely.


And here is card number two:

For this card, my backgrounds were made by stamping #S747 Sudsy Stuff with some blue inks. After stamping the background, I sprayed a light coating of Dolphin Cove Shimmering Bliss over the panels. A couple of fun die cuts, and the fun flip flop sentiment make this one a winner!

These were both fun to make - I'm having a lot of fun with this release!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out this incredible new release!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Christmas in July

 Hello!

So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is 'Christmas in July'.

I had so much fun with patterned paper last week, that I did it again this week!


I used this Repeat Impressions stamp:


The image was stamped, and heat embossed with gold powder. It was matted on a piece of coordinating designer paper, and popped up with dimensional foam.

So, now it's your turn! Come join us in our 'Christmas in July' challenge!Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!
Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Accept What Is...

Hi Friends!

I have two very clean and simple cards to share today, using a beautiful new release stamp from Technique Junkies, #S928 Accept What Is. These were so easy to create, and what a lovely message. We all need to remember this one from time to time. I'm thinking of framing one of these for my CRoffice (crap craft room/office).

Here are my cards:

For this card, I colored the focal panel with Copic markers, and then fussy cut around the flowers. I felt it needed something, so I added a black panel behind the focal panel. Hmmm...it STILL needed something, so out came my A Colorful Life Damask Stencil, Distress Oxide Ink, and Ink Blending Brush, and voila! Super easy, and oh, so pretty!

So....It doesn't get any easher that this!  The stamping was done on a piece of patterned paper, fussy cut around the flowers, and adhered to black cardstock. It needed something more, so I cut two narrow strips of the patterned paper and adhered that at top and bottom of card.


I'm not sure I can pick a favorite from these two! Both turned out nicely, and both were very speedy cards to create.

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible new release!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Patterned Paper and a Stamped Image

Hello! So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is to use a stamped image and patterned paper on our cards.

What a great idea! I was able to dig into my stash, and come up with this pretty card!


I used this Repeat Impressions' stamp:


Let's see your stamped images and patterned paper! Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!
Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna


Happy Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Monday, July 12, 2021

My Pick of the Week

Hi everyone!

It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built

Today, I chose to feature a very quick and easy card style.

The Repeat Impressions Stamps that I used for this card are:  


To create these cards, I make plain white A2 card bases. Next, I used a die, and an embossing pad, to emboss a 'frame' into the card front.  I set all 9 card fronts aside, and began coloring images.

Did you know that Repeat Impressions has these beautiful little window stamps? It seems we are always short of anniversary, get well, and thinking of you cards, so my goal was to add to my stash with these pretty cards!

After the images were colored, I cut them out, just barely outside of the stamp border, and glued one into each of the frames. 

Last, using a stamp positioner, a sentiment was stamped onto each card. 

These are great for mailing, as they are all one layer cards!

Here's what I made:












Grab those RI stamps and give this a try!
 For this week only (July12 - July 18th), get 20% off the stamps used in my creation above when you use the coupon code POTW71221.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Lighthouses

 Hi there!

It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog. I have 2 cards to share today, using two beautiful new release stamp sets, #S921 Lighthouses and #SS136 Lighthouse Sentiments , from Technique Junkies

Here's my first card:


Wow! This is such a beautiful release to work with! To create the background for this card, I squeezed a bit of blue, brown, and white acrylic paint onto my Gel Press, and brayered it a bit. I laid the #S909 Flowing Zen stamp onto the Gel Press, pressed gently, and carefully removed the stamp, and replaced it with a piece of white cardstock. I let the cardstock dry, then stamped the sentiment and image with Versafine brown ink. Finished this one off with a nautical die cut and a little brown twine. I love how 'stormy' the background ended up looking.

Moving on to card two:

The focal panel was colored with Copics. Once I finished coloring, I spritzed water onto a bit of Distress Oxide Inks, and laid the card down, moving it here and there, until I got the 'perfect' amount of splatters. I grabbed a scrap for the sentiment, and put it down into the ink prior to stamping the sentiment. 

These were both pretty easy to create, and I'm having a lot of fun with the July release!

So glad you stopped by today!

Don't forget!!! You can always save 10% on any order by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.


Now, be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible July release!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Include Stenciling on cards

 Hello!

So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Our challenge for this week is to use stenciling on our cards.

I have a friend fighting breast cancer, so decided to go with a pink theme!


I used these Repeat Impressions' stamps:


I stenciled the background using Faded Petals, from A Colorful Life Designs. I used an ink blending brush and some Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink, and the background was done!

Next up, I colored the prescription bottle and 'pills', and fussy cut it. Popped it up over a doily using some dimensional foam. Easy, fun, cheerful card!

Now it's your turn! Come join us in our challenge! Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps, but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful scene cards!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping, and Happy 4th!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.