June means Summer. YEAH! The only thing better than Summer is a SALE! All June release stamps are currently 15% off this week. So lets get this Party Started!
If you're following along on the hop, you should have just visited Jane Bosi's Blog. She does AMAZING work! She is so talented and really knows her stuff when it comes to techniques. If you DIDN'T come from Jane's blog then you'll want to make sure you do this right and start at the beginning. The Blog starts at the Technique Junkies Blog. Visit each site for tons of ideas and inspiration. If you get lost along the way, I have listed the blogs in the order of the hop below.
I created two cards for the hop today.
I used a stamp called High Hopes for the first card. I envisioned this particular card as a congratulations card for either a graduation or maybe a new career. Now personally I wouldn't wear stripes with plaid but I was feeling a little adventurous, why not be more daring for a card. I stamped the image with black and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut out the shape for the skirt by hand and attached a small little button.
For the second card I used two Technique Junkies stamps. The background stamp used is called Sea Waves. The Sentiment stamp is Listen to the Sea. I used one of my favorite techniques called Stain Resist which is found on the Artistic Effects CD.
I started by stamping Sea Waves onto watercolor paper in Versamark and then heat setting with clear embossing powder. I applied a few of my blues and purples in Tim Holtz distress inks and then spritzed it with water and let it dry. After it was dry, I applied a piece of foam to the back before placing it on the card front. I used a piece of foam sheeting that I purchased at Walmart. It's thin and flexible so it doesn't cause any problems when mailing the card. I cut out the sentiment stamp with a Spellbinder die and and then placed it on top of the background. The foam gave my card a little extra dimension.
I created both of these cards using simple techniques that can be used to make some quick cards and are also easy to make multiples of. When doing the easier cards, I like to make a few of them while I have the supplies out. This gives you a stock of cards to have on hand or to give away as a gift.
Don't forget to check out ALL of the new stamps at Technique Junkies and to take advantage of the sale- Take 15% off all June Release stamps this week.
Your next stop on the hop will be Gini Cagle. She has some great inspiration for you!
Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.
Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.
Beth Norman http://sunflowers-dragonflies.
Jane Bosi http://janembosi.blogspot.com
Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.
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Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com
Judy Jackson http://judysstampart.blogspot.
Marilyn Hughes http://DollsEtc.blogspot.com
Kathy Stacy http://craftynurse4u.
Pat Huntoon http://patstamps.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping by. Have a FANTASTIC DAY.