Monday, June 1, 2015

Technique Junkies June Blog Hop

Happy June Junkies! 
It’s officially summer and the Technique Junkie Design Team is kicking off the sunny days of Summer with a blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for June.  You should have arrived here from the Design Team Blog-if not be sure to start there so not to miss all the great inspiration!
 You can SAVE during these sweet days of summer, also!  The June release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) for the next week!  Get them while it’s hot! 

 I have a very special treat for you today showcasing a fantastic Technique Junkies June release: Tide Pool Starfish-which of course reminds me of summer and the beach!! The stamp is a great background stamp which would look superb with watercolor or gelato!  Today I am going to give you an example of how to "stretch your stamps"! 

For this card I actually inked the stamp and stamped twice on two separate pieces of water color card stock. For the first one I partially inked the stamp around the edges of the starfish with various colors of distress ink (Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo) and then sprayed the stamp lightly with pearlized water.  After stamping onto the watercolor cardstock I  had a partial background stamped just highlighting the starfish.  For the second stamping I stamped the starfish only (with the same colors) spritzed with pearlized water, dried with a heat tool and cut out the starfish images.  The starfish were then covered with clear embossing powder (using Versamark watermark ink) and heat set leaving a really cool shine.

The edges were all inked with Vintage Photo to make both the background and the starfish pop!
The pieces were then layered onto a pieces of corrugate card stock that was sprayed with Perfect Pearl Pearls Biscotti mist giving it a light golden shine.

I used a stamp from Technique Junkies-Sentimental Sayings and added the sentiment "forever Friends" to the bottom of the card. I thought this was a great sentiment seeing that the two starfish are connected.

So don't be afraid to think outside the box and try your stamps in different ways-using portions of them, layering etc!  You will be amazed at the results and see how much use you can get out of these great stamps!
The talented Beth Norman is your next stop on the hop-be sure to check out her amazing creations!

Pam DeChellis YOU ARE HERE


  1. Love the way you highlighted a frame around the stamp by focusing your inks more heavily close to the starfish. Really super, but then again - I love all your cards. :)

  2. Wow I love this card. It really does look like Summer.

  3. Gorgeous creation. Love the coloring that you used.

  4. This card is gorgeous. I love everything about it. Great job!

  5. Love the card. So into nautical right now! Thank you for sharing!

  6. You certainly went through a lot of work inking your card. Lovely results, as usual.

  7. They look so real! Wonderful card.


  8. Beautiful card. I love the depth you achieve with the layers. They look like real sea stars.

  9. I love that starfish design! xo

  10. Beautiful beachy card. The starfish(es) lol, are beautifully highlighted when layered and popped up.

  11. I love your beautiful card. Very summery!


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