Monday, June 1, 2020

June 2020 New Stamp Release Celebration

Welcome to June! After the VERY long month of May, it is refreshing to suddenly find ourselves in the sunshine, with a possible ray of hope for leaving our homes and catching some fresh air. 

Today we are celebrating the June 2020 New Stamp Release at Technique Junkies. This month we have a plethora of beach, ocean and seas stamps, along with some masculine and travel stamps, and, of course, a new, snarky, inside out stamp set. As always, the new release is 15% off through June 8th. Anything purchased from the new stamp category will be automatically discounted at checkout.

Before we get into the artwork for this month, stay tuned in June for another challenge from Technique Junkies -- the prizes are CRAZY GOOD for these challenges and it will be easy to enter. We will have two themes in June -- one will be Beach/Ocean/Sea and the other will be Summer Fun. The fun will start on JUNE 5th and you will have plenty of time to enter the challenges. Stay tuned!

Our team has a great line-up of inspirational cards for you this month, too. I had a blast this month creating mine, I can't wait to show you!

First up, I use Beach Answer as the focal image of my card. My piece was colored with brush markers. The background is the previously-released Zen Waves, which was foiled using the Heidi Swapp Ink Toner Kit with Hologram Silver Heat Transfer Foil.

Next up are two stamps from the release.  I LOVE the look of navy and white for beach and nautical stamps. I think the simplicity is elegant and captures the feel of the season.  This card uses the Beach Rules stamp with the Seashells and Coral Background Stamp.

This card was probably the most fun to make. I used the Bubble Flow background, which was stamped in navy and inked using Blending Brushes. The focal sentiment is the new Find My Soul stamp. It ink it is so elegant! I added colored the Floral Seahorse stamp with Brush Markers and Colored Pencils and fussy cut it before adding it to the piece.

The background on this card again uses the Seashells and Coral background. The focal image uses the Fish Frame stamp, which was colored with brush markers. I added the previously released Enjoy Every Moment stamp in the center of the frame.

Finally, my sweet Purrmaid card! Whether you are a cat lover or a mermaid lover, this Purrmaid duo from the Oceans of Love stamp set is irresistable!  The Oceans of Love set contains 9 full-sized stamps - these are not mini stamps.The background was made with the Flowing Drops Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs placed over shimmering blue cardstock; Distress Oxide ink was applied using Blending Brushes. The background is a cool blend of shimmer and matte.

Here is the list of the Technique Junkies Designers playing along with the celebration - I hope you enjoy their artwork! Their creations are gorgeous!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

WWDB Week 4 - Final Day!

Today is the last day of the What We Do Best Challenge, and I have a fun card to share with you today! I used the S743 Make Lemonade background with the SD778 Call the Girls stamp as a focal image.  I had to modify the stamp, just a little bit, as a sign of the times -- I am calling the girls ON ZOOM.  We're having a zoom cocktail party!

Thanks for playing along with this 4 week challenge. I loved seeing your artwork this month and look forward to having another challenge for you again in another few weeks. Stay healthy!
Best regards, 
Pat Huntoon

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

WWDB Week 4: Typewriter Encouragement

Today's encouragement card uses the Typewriter Set  as a focal image. I love this set - it contains the typewriter along with  different sentiments that fit into the paper - it works for  many occasions and cards. I thought the "It's Going to be Alright" sentiment was perfect for this week's theme. The background uses the Fat Smudged Lines stamp with different Distress Inks blended over the background using Blending Brushes. I am really happy with how this came out!
Have a great day,

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

WWDB Wk 4: How strong you are

Today's card for the What We Do Best Encouragement Cards challenge uses the How Strong You Are Stamp. The butterfly wings were colored with Nuvo Glitter Markers, making them super-shiny! To create the background, I used the Showy Blooms Stencil that has Mardi Gras Shimmering Bliss sprayed through it. It has amazing shine in person!
Have a great day!
Pat Huntoon

Monday, May 11, 2020

WWDB Week 4 Encouragement - Bird and Letter Collage

We are in week 4 of the What We Do Best Challenge, and this week's theme is Encouragement cards. Today I have a card that uses the Bird and Letter Collage Background, with a Modern Encouragement Sentiment. The Bird and Letter Collage is stamped using Toner Ink from the Heidi Swapp Ink Toner Kit and Raspberry Heat Transfer Foil was added. The Dare to Begin sentiment uses Holograhic HTF.  Ink was blended around the edges of the card to make the foil pop.

Remember that we are giving a $50.00 gift certificate away this week again to a randomly selected participant! Join us - we would all love to see what you make!
Pat Huntoon

Thursday, May 7, 2020

WWDB Week 3: Thinking of you Gnomies

Gnomes! They are so adorable. I made this card for the Week 3 Thinking of you theme for the WWDB Challenge. I used colored pencils on the gnomes from the Hanging with my Gnomies Card.  Keep in mind that this stamp, plus all of the stamps released in May on, are 15% off through Friday May 8th at midnight Don't miss out on the discount!

A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to one randomly selected customer who played along this week!  You still have until midnight tonight to show your Thinking of Cards; next week for WWDB Week 4 we will be sending Encouragement cards, with an additional $50 Gift Certificate. Play along for both!

Pat Huntoon

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

WWDB Week 3: Sunflowers Thinking of you

Ready for some sunshine? Sunflowers always remind me of sunshine, so they are perfect for today's WWDB Thinking of You card. I used the Sunflowers Duo for the front of my card, and the Single Sunflower for my envelope.  They are cheerful, bright and sunny! To make them even more cheerful, I sprayed them with Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Topper - they look like they were stamped on expensive iridescent paper in person. I think you can see the shimmer a little better in this picture:

I hope your day is filled with Sunshine!
Pat Huntoon