I have been without internet for several days. AHHHHH! I'm not kidding. I just don't function well without it. But I've been working on this at my daughter's house, at my mother's house, at the doctor's office. pretty much wherever I can find some wifi. So if it seems like I'm bouncing all over the place..... I AM. lol.
Today the new August stamps are being released at Technique Junkies.
Join us on our blog hop today so you can get a peek at some of the new stamps and get some inspiration along the way. ALL NEW STAMPS ARE ON SALE--15% off until August 8th so be sure to take advantage.
If you've already been following along on the hop, then you've just come from Jane Bosi's blog. Wow! Doesn't she do an awesome job?!
If you are just now hearing about the hop, then you'll want to start from the beginning. Click HERE so you don't miss out on anything. If you get lost, I have provided a list of the blog, in the order of the hop, below.
I've created two cards today using the same stamp. I chose Contemporary Floral
For this card, I actually used two stamps. The main stamp is the new August stamp called Contemporary Floral. After I stamped the image, I colored it with my copic markers and matted it on some black paper, and then again on some green patterned paper. For the sentiment, I used the THANK YOU from the set of stamps called Simple Sentiments 2b. I cut the stamp in half so I could divide the words and stack them on my punched out circle.
For this card I again chose the new August release stamp Contemporary Floral . This time I used the stamp for both the main focal point and for the background. First on the background, I stamped on a piece of white card stock using a grey stamp pad. I stamped all around the edges of the cardstock, using mostly the top portion of the stamp. Then I stamped the full stamp image on a smaller piece of white cardstock, this time in purple. I matted the smaller piece with a dark purple piece of cardstock. I used a piece of craft foam behind the matted image to make it pop above the background piece. I've used the foam piece before, so if you have questions you can let me know, or refer back to some of my earlier cards.
Dont forget to check out all of the new stamps at Technique Junkies and to also take advantage of the sale that's going on until the 8th.
Next on the hop is Gini at http://ginicagle.blogspot.com. She is AMAZINGLY talented.
Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.
Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.
Sally Lynn MacDonald http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.
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
I hope you enjoy the hop and have a wonderful day.