Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DECEMBER 2017 DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE - GLITTER

Hello there, House friends!  

Today it's Joy's designer's choice challenge for The House That Stamps Built and it's to use glitter.  Easy, and approriate challenge, especially at this time of year when we're making lots of Christmas and holiday cards.  

Before I get to my card for Joy's challenge, I want to welcome our newest Rock Star, Esther Asbury!  I'm so happy to have you on the team Esther and looking forward to creating with you.  

I want to bid a fond farwell to Patti J., an incredibly talented designer and one I'm thrilled to have shared places on this team with.  Patti has been a major inspiration to me in so many ways and I'll miss her here.  



This is my card for Joy's challenge.   I kept it very CAS.  It's difficult to see the glitter here, but the shepherd boy is painted with a gold Wink of Stella glitter pen.  In real life it truly looks gorgeous.  For additional glitter, I added some Stickles to the center of the stars which were from a sticker collection.  This stamp RI#2008-K "Shepherd Boy" is a fabulous stamp and all you need to create a beautiful Christmas card.  This sentiment paired perfectly with the shepherd boy stamp RI#2201-I "For Unto You".

Don't miss out on the 20 days of Christmas Sale-a-Bration going on now at the Repeat Impressions Facebook page where there will be a 20% off code for Repeat Impressions stamps each day.  Check in daily and grab yourself some goodies!  

For more inspiration for Joy's challenge this week, have a look at what my teamies have done.  

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - EstherShirley  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration and that you'll come over to THE HOUSE and play along in our challenge.  Details of how to play can be found there.  




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS

Hi there Junkie fans....

I'm getting some mileage out of my awesome Technique Junkie Christmas Stamps this year and today I created this incredibly quick card.  It took barely 10 minutes.  Gotta love that!  



Only two stamps used for this card, "Draped Ornaments" (which was part of the September 2017 Release) and a sentiment from "Gifts of Christmas Set of 5" from the same release.  Stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with gold ep on a cranberry color cardstock panel.  I filled in the larger open ornaments with a Nuvo Glitter Marker in gold.  It worked perfectly and left a very smooth result.  I also used it in the bg as an embellishment by just dotting it for additional sparkle.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you found some inspiration.  



Monday, December 4, 2017

PROJECT OF THE WEEK - CASE A ROCK STAR CARD

Hey there, House friends!  

Cheri here with a new Project of the Week for you!  

If you're a card maker, you have probably had moments when you can't find your mojo and a card creation is nearly impossible to create.  I've had a few of those moments myself (okay...more than "a few").  When I can't find my mojo, I use someone else's and look through online card postings until I find something I find inspiring and use that as my "jumping off point".  In other words, I "Copy And Share with Everyone"...CASE...someone else's card.  

In the card making world, it's a compliment to have your creation CASE'd, and it's customary (and appreciated) to give credit to the original card if you post yours online.  

I find tons of inspiration right here each and every week when I see what the Rock Stars have created for each of the many challenges we have during the month.  That said, my POTW for you this week is to show you cards I've CASE'd from three of these talented ladies.  

First up is one I CASE'd from Patti's October TicTacToe challenge.  Isn't that the cutest card?



I took Patti's card and created this one.  The CASE part here is I used the same stamps and while my card is a bit different from Patti's I used hers for the inspiration for mine.  (My regret is I didn't put googly eyes in the background.  I loved that touch she gave her card).  Stamps used are RI#2307-E "Trick or Treat Ghost" and RI#2316-G "Boo".    The ghostly circles/orbs in the bg of my card were made by dipping a pen cap into white pigment ink.  


Most of us don't copy the original card to the very detail, we often change it up, but use the original as a starting point.  



This is a card Shirley made for an inspiration challenge back in January.  I needed a birthday card for my brother, and thought this would be a fun card to CASE and make for him.  Stamps used on both Shirley's card and mine are from the Holy Crap stamp collection.  On my card I also used RI#2710-D "Sm. Pine Tree" and RI#2709-I "Large Pine Forest".  I also added some borders around the bottom layer.



The last CASE example I have for you today is this card made by Heather.

I kept pretty closely to Heather's great card but thought it would make a fun Christmas card by just changing up the colors and a few details.  We both used RI#5116-I "Cat Sitting Sil"  I changed the sentiment using RI#8909-G "Magical Christmas", and added a die cut snowflake in place of her floral.  


There you have it for my POTW for you.  I hope you've found some inspiration and will be encouraged to CASE cards of others when you're at a loss for inspiration...just give them credit if you post them online.  

Thanks for stopping by!  



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NOVEMBER 2017 SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello house people!  

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day.  We sure did.  

We're here with another challenge at The House That Stamps Built and it's a sketch challenge.  That only happens when there is a 5th Wednesday in the month.  Here we go! 

My card uses the adorable RI Stamp #1022-L "Sweet Dreams Puppy", and RI#423-G "May All Your Dreams".  I used some DP I've had forevah...to accent the scene after cutting them with the RI Flip Stich Dies  and I created "pillows" for the puppy. 







Here's the challenge sketch!  

Join the sketch challenge at THE HOUSE.  We can't wait to see what you create.  Wendy has a Gift Certificate for these fabulous stamps for the winner of this month's challenge.  Remember...each month...the more you enter the better your chances are of winning a big $25.00 worth of RI Stamps.  You pick.  

You will not want to miss my team mates take on this challenge...

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley  

Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I hope you found some inspiration and will join our challenge.  




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

JUST WING IT

Hey there Junkies!!!! 

I hope everyone who celebrated it, had a fabulous Thanksgiving.  

I have a non-holiday card for you today...using this fabulous new stamp "Just Wing It"  from the November Release .  

 The background was created using Brushos one watercolor paper and a water wash technique in block form.  I wet the area with a clean brush and water and then apply Brusho pigment powders I'd sprinkled on a craft mat so the powders were watered down like watercolor paint.  After the panel was dry, I stamped the image using Ranger Archival ink.  I then sprinkled the pigment inks again over the whole image using each color in the blocks.  I love this image.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you found some inspiration.  Don't forget to treat yourself to some fabulous TJ Stamps and get a 10% discount using my discount code or TJ10Cheri.  It works every time!  

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