Jun 1, 2015

Technique Junkies Blog Hop- Happy June !!

There's a whole lotta NEW going on at Technique Junkies----Today is a NEW month, a NEW BLOG HOP, NEW inspiration, a NEW sale, and a whole buncha NEW stamps.

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!

Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.blogspot.com-- You are here

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a FANTASTIC DAY.



  1. I need to get my hands on some of that foam - It's great for making large areas of dimension. Love the colors you got in your ocean stamp. Really beautiful. Happy Hop!

  2. No shortage of creativity here ;) It would be fun to stamp together, though!! I love that skirt! What a fantastic idea!

  3. I love that adorable skirt that you added to the stamped image. Super cute. And the waves card is lovely too.

  4. The colors on the wave card are beautiful but the plaid skirt card is my favorite. Soooo cute!

  5. How cute, Jerri. The skirt is the perfect addition!

  6. Very nice cards. I think the plaids and stripes look good together. You got very creative with that card.

  7. Love the pairing of a skirt with the new High Hopes stamp (gives me an idea). Your Sea Waves card if pretty nifty too.


  8. love the swirls one but both are pretty

  9. I really love that high hopes stamp! and love what you've done on both your pieces! xo

  10. Both of these cards are lovely. Great job on both, Jerry!

  11. great cards, I especially like the wave background, the tip about using the fun foam is awesome.

  12. Fantastic cards. I especially love how you made a perfect plaid skirt to go with the funky stockings and shoes image.

  13. Love the Sea Waves! Great colors! Super card!


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