Friday, September 1, 2017

September Hop, Giveaways and a Discount!

Welcome! Today is September 1st and we are celebrating the release of 22 new Technique Junkies Stamps with a blog hop and a $200 Giveaway! As usual, you will receive 15% off all of the Technique Junkies September New Release Stamps from now through September 8th. Additionally, we have a guest designer this month -- the fabulous Lydia Fiedler.  

How do two (2) $100 Technique Junkies Gift Certificates sound? Two people will be randomly chosen to each receive a $100 gift certificate to spend in the Technique Junkies store. You will be entered to win by commenting on any of the blog posts for this month's hop - in fact, you will have one entry for EACH blog you comment on.  If you comment on all 13 blogs, you will have 13 entries to win!

Since this is the LAST stop on the hop, you may have already left comments and viewed the artwork on all the designer blogs, but if this is your first stop, I urge you to go the the Design Team blog https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2017/09/technique-junkies-september-release-hop.html to start from the beginning and leave your comments so you will be entered to win!

Whew! That is a lot of stuff!  How about a few final pieces of art to inspire you? I have to warn you, I was in a mono-chromatic kind of mood when I was making these. Kraft card stock  works so well with Autumn cards, and I love the look of Kraft on Christmas cards, too. I might have gotten a little carried away with the Kraft card stock! 

First is a quick card that uses The Greatest Oak stamp layered over a background that was stamped with one of the leaves from the Autumn Set:


 Next, I stamped the single Pinecone stamp repeatedly on a piece of Kraft cardstock with light brown ink, then stamped one of the phrases from the Gifts of Christmas Set over them using evergreen ink. This panel was layered over the (previously released) Pinecones Background, which was stamped in evergreen and lightly colored with colored pencils.

This next piece also uses Kraft cardstock and the same inks as above. Rustic Pine was stamped on Kraft and cut out, then layered over the Faint Scratches (previously released) background. Another phrase from the Gifts of Christmas Set was stamped over the background before it was layered on evergreen and kraft card stock.

For my last piece today, I used the Santa in Moonlight and Too Grown-up stamps on a white card stock panel. The Moon was colored with Copic Markers. This was layered over a black card stock piece that was stamped with the Star Collage in Gold.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop today! Make sure to leave those comments on all the blogs, and to take advantage of the 15% discount on the new September stamps, too.

Warm regards,
Pat Huntoon

47 comments:

Kathy S said...

Wonderful release Pat. Love that Pine Branch card particularly. Thanks for all you do to support the team. Happy Hopping!

Gail Burke said...

Pick me, I love spending money with you!!!! Too much so!

Margaret Klitch said...

Pat, you have the most wonderful animal stamps. Thanks for making them available to us. Your cards are great.

Colleen Balija said...

Pat I really like your color choices for your cards, so rustic and fallish!

Lisa Torres said...

All your cards are wonderful I think I like the friends are gifts the best it is so elegant. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Lanette said...

Lovely!! Truly an amazing release! Thank you for a fabulous Hop!!

stephanie said...

Great release I really like how you used the Pinecone stamp, I liked that the moment I saw it and now I like it more...Thank you for all the inspiration and for a chance to win one of these great prizes....

Elaine Horton said...

I agree with you-kraft paper is great for fall cards! Towards the end of the month I look forward to your new releases and have never been disappointed! Your 15% off at the beginning of the month let's me purchase more than I could without it. Thank you!

Patti J said...

Pat, I love these cards! The Kraft cards are my favorite - I can't resist anything made with Kraft! This is a fabulous release - can't wait to check it out in the shop! Thanks for a wonderful hop!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

that first sentiment is just too cute! love all your cards!


Alicia

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!!

Girl_Scout_Belle said...

Thanks for such detailed examples of how to do the "mono-chromatic" technique! Using kraft cardstock does not seem so intimidating anymore!

Jill Slocum said...

Your rustic pine card looks like a wood carving.....beautiful! I love this blog hop and the stamps you released! So inspirational! Thank you one and all!

Joddie Rae Samuelson said...

Love your cards! Thank you :-)

Teresa Doyle said...

Pat, there is no such thing as getting carried away with kraft CS, I think it is amazing and when I use it I don't want to stop either. Your cards are beautiful. I usually tend to use kraft/white but this looks great with black! Beautifully done!

Lou Wittmer said...

That pinecone is calling me...especially since I used the pinecone background for one of last year's cards. Loving the non-conventional Christmas colors too. And the cat! Such expression on his face! Great release!

Kathleen Bingham said...

Love the kraft cardstock. Adds warmth to the cards!

Irit Shalom said...

Your cards are perfect! So unique and gorgeous. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I like that rustic pine tree with the wood background.
Maria B

jc said...

I've never been partial to brown but it comes alive in your cards. Well done. I love the sentiment on your flying Santa card.

Susan said...

LOVE all your cards, I especially like the family and friends card, so pretty!

SmilynStef said...

I am really lovin' those pine cones ... such gorgeous cards.

Larrissa Douglas said...

Love the Santa in Moonlight. Love all the cards.

Roz M. said...

Such a beautiful set of cards! I particularly like the wonderful vintage colours of your first three cards and love the pine cone card in particular! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the chance to win such a generous prize.

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous cards Pat. Love the pinecone one!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your work on Kraft- just beautiful. I really love the sentiment on your final card : ) Your DT has really done a beautiful job showcasing the new release!

Aimeslee W. said...

Beautiful stamps and cards! xoxo

Julie said...

Wonderful cards, love them. and love the stamps.

Lisa Hall said...

Wonderful cards!!

KraftiKathi said...

My favs were the rustic tree and the pine cones. so prim. LOVE Them! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a shopping spree. See you at the next show I can attend.

Deborah Daniels said...

This is an amazing release! I had no trouble finding a favorite or two or maybe more. Thank you for the beautiful cards you made and shared and for the blog hop with so much inspiration throughout.

Aaron Tuck said...

Pat I'm loving these new stamps. I'm so excited to see them in person.

Bonnie said...

I am fairly new Technique Junkies and I am quite impressed. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. I like the vintage look of the first three.
Great blog hop.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Pat, I have always been amazed by your talent, and these cards are no different. Thanks so much for sharing, and the inspiration.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Sweet and creative products and projects! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Diane M said...

love them all!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the pinecone, the tree and the Santa silhouette.... lots on my wish list!

ricky said...

Love the pine stamp. Can't ever have enough tree images!

Karen D. said...

awesome cards!! Thanks so much for your most generous blog hop prizes!! My wish list just keeps growing.
tfs,
Karen

April Puzzuoli said...

Super cards as always

Beverly S. said...

Three pretty cards with pretty new Technique Junkies images!!!! AND thank you Technique Junkies for the fun blog hop!

Helen Budz said...

What great cards. . .the neutral colors are so classic and classy. TFS and showcasing the new release so well.

Mary Strauser said...

Great cards Pat I have a list of things I would like to get. Hope you are at York,Pa.in October.

Leslie Davis said...

Great release. Enjoyed the hop!

Wendy said...

Your cards are beautifully crafted. Thanks for the wonderful blog hop. So much beautiful eye candy. You have a talented bunch of designers creating for you.

Marcia Hill said...

Simple, but elegant. I think that sums it all up.
~Marcia