Jun 1, 2020

Technique Junkies Stamps June Release Celebration





Welcome to the June release hop and celebration for Technique Junkies Stamps. You should have arrived here via Beth's  blog. 
there are 15 new stamps added to the shop. You can save 15% off of the new releases through June 8th. and if you use my coupon code TJ10Ceal you can save another 10% on top of that!




For my sample I used the Oceans of Love set, this set is fabulous! It has 4 images and 5 sentiments. 

To create my card I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of Bristol card stock. I stamped the mermaid image, colored her with Copic markers and then masked it off so I could stamp the background, for that I used the Swirly Waves Background stamp.
Now you are to head to my friend Giovana's blog to see her gorgeous project.
I have a complete list below in case you need it.




Technique Junkies Blog Pat Huntoon Beth Norman-Roberts Ceal Pritchett <<<<You are here
Giovana Smith Holly BrownJeanne Streiff Judy Jackson Ro Donner Lynda Pleckan Carmen Garcia Patti Gilliam




Peace Be Still



I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today with these two cards featuring the Peace Be Still set from our June release. 

How is it June already? Seems like it was just March the other day. With Father's day being in June I decided to make one of my cards using this set a Father's day card because it has some great images that can be used to make dad cards. 


To create my first sample I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of Bristol (water friendly) cardstock panel. I stamped the boat image from the Peace Be Still set, colored it and then masked it off to create the background. 
To create the background, I used the Tim Holtz glass media mat and laid down some Speckled Egg (love this new color) distress ink, sprayed it with a little water and then picked it up with the bristol panel. I repeated this step with Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. After I achieved the look I wanted I added the waves also in the Peace be Still set. Te greeting is from the For my Father set. 


My second card uses the same set, Peace Be Still.
This time I started with a white top folding card base, a black panel and a bristol panel. I stamped a wave and then masked it off to stamp the next one. After I got them stamped I left the top row masked so I could create the sky background, I did that by using the Life Changing Blender Brushes and some inks. After I finished the background I removed the masks and colored the waves using Copic Markers. Its hard to see in the photo, but I added some shimmer to the waves with using a Nuvo shimmer pen and I also added some glossy accents to them as well. To finish the card I added a greeting from the same set, Peace be Still.











May 30, 2020

Picket Fence Studios & My Sweet Petunia Collaboration Hop



Welcome to the collaboration bloghop with My Sweet Petunia and Picket Fence Studios.  You should have arrived here via Ilina's blog.  Be sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment in order to be eligible for some fabulous prizes. 
My Sweet Petunia and Picket Fence Studios are both giving away $50 gift certificate to their shops. Commenting closes on Monday June 1st and the winner will be announced on each company blog on Tuesday June 2nd 
I have a complete list of participating blogs below in case you get lost. 


Now for the deets on my cards 
My first card uses the Early Tulip Bouquet, to create the card I started with a a base and panel of bristol card stock. I placed the image in the MISTI and stamped it using PFS Black Hybrid ink.  I colored it using some Elegant Writer pens. Lydia had used tis technique on a facebook live so I decided to try it and I have to say I love the way it turned out.  The sentiment is from the Face The Sun set. 


My second card uses Sweet Dear Friend which is an older set by Picket Fence Studios but it's so sweet.  To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel. I stamped the Live Happy in the center of the panel using the grid alignment guide that you can download from the MSP site of you can also find it at Simon Says Stamp. The girls in this set are small and I don't about you but it's hard to get them lined up after they are colored to cut them out with the coordinating die so here is a hack for that.  Before you stamp the girls, run your die cut through your machine and then place the negative in the MISTI, line the stamps up in the negative space and then pick them up with the door. Next place the positive pieces back in the negative spaces and then ink them up and stamp them and they will be perfectly lined up. 
Another hack that I use to make sure my panels are lined up on my cards is using the Creative Corners. I place one at the bottom left corner of the Original MISTI and then I place my base in that corner. I take a second Creative Corner and place it at the top right on my cardbase where I want my panel to be this allows you to place your panel perfectly in between the two corners and therefore making it straight. I used to have to stand up and look over my card to be able to get it straight and sometimes it still was crooked, if you use your corners to help you line it up it will be straight every time. 

I also have a little surprise giveaway also on my instagram account if you follow me there, if not I would love for you to. My handle there is @cealp



Now it's time to head to Lydia's blog for some fun videos 



Participating blogs 




Stand Tall


I am up on the Technique Junkies Stamps design blog today sharing this card using a couple of older stamps, Giraffe Print Background and Why Fit In
You can save 10% on these stamps and your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal


To create this card, I started with a white top folding card base and stamped the Giraffe Print with the Atelier ink and then sponged some around the background stamp to make it a little darker. 
I watercolored the giraffe of the Why Fit in set with the Atelier ink also. 



May 27, 2020

Team Tuesday on a Wednesday


I am up on the My Sweet Petunia blog today with these cards and the winner of the Cut-Align and Misti Bag so if you left comments on our blog hop be sure to head over there to see if you won.  

Now on to the deets on my cards.
I started with a white top folding card bases, a couple black onyx panels, two bristol panels and the stamp set from the the June card kit by Simon Says Stamp.
For my first card I stamped the butterflies using distress ink and then went over them with Liquid Pixie Dust that I had added to wa water brush, this spread the color out a little. to finish the card I adhered the focal panel to the black panel and then onto the base. I added a greeting from the same set. 

For the second card, I randomly stamped  butterflies all over the panel and embossed them using clear embossing powder. After they were all done I added some distress ink using the Life Changing Blender Brushes in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. To finish the card I added a greeting by stamping it on black onyx card stock, embossing it in white and the using the Cut-Align to cut it out. 


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Blue Rose



I am up on the Picket Fence Studios with this card using the A Rose stamp. This is a single stamp and it is gorgeous. As I stated a couple weeks ago when I poste a different card using navy, silver and pencils. My friend also inspired this card as well.
 
To create this card I started with a navy card base and navy panel. I stamped the rose with embossing ink and embossed it using chrome embossing powder by Ink on 3, and colored it using Polychromos pencils by Faber Castell. After I was done coloring I placed it in the misti and embossed it again so it would be crisp.  To finis the card I added some Peel Offs by Love from Lizi around the panel.
The greeting is from the Peach and Piper set. 

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May 24, 2020

AAA is Turning 6




AAA is 6 years old and we are celebrating by giving away a £20 credit a store of the winners choice. To play along just create a birthday card.
To create my card I started with a top folding white card base, a stencil and the Celebrate big stamps set by Taylored expressions. 
Super simple card.
I apologize for the photographs for the next few days my folio light box bit he dust and my new one will not arrive until the end of the month.



May 23, 2020

Rainbows



Happy Saturday! 
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. I am the hostess for this challenge and I chose the code word Rainbow. 
I love all things rainbow because they are not only colorful but a promise reminder from God. 



To create my card I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel. The rainbow and sentiment are from the Somewhere kit by Erin Lee Creative and some holographic cardstock also by Erin Lee Creative for the clouds. 





May 19, 2020

Photo Inspiration




It's time for  a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More and it's all about the ocean one of the things I love.
To play along all you have to do is create a project using the photo below as your inspiration. 



To create my card I started with a white top folding card base, a white panel and a piece of bristol cardstock. I stamped the  Nautilus Shell Scene stamp using Fadeout ink, colored it using Karin markers and cut it out with the Coordinating Die.
For the background I used the Oceans of Fish stencil and the Life Changing Blender Brushes
The greeting is from the I am a Mermaid set. 


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May 18, 2020

WPlus Love



We at My Sweet Petunia are showing Wplus9 some love with a blog hop showcasing some of her products. There is a prize so be sure to stop by all the participating blogs and leave a comment. 
One random commenter who has commented on all the blogs will win a Cut-Align and Misti bag. the winner will be announced on the My Sweet Petunia blog on May 26th.
I have posted the line up at the end of this post. 

Now for the deets on my card.
I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of bristol cardstock. I stamped the floral image on the bristol, colored it using Karin markers and then cut it out with the coordinating die. 
I created a background by using the Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios and the Sassy Stripes stencil by Gina K Designs. 
To finish the card I added some white gel pen highlights to the flowers.

During these times I am trying to support small crafty businesses when I am able and Wplus9 is definitely a small crafty business with lots of amazing Products. I hope you will support her as well. 




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