Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Flowy Jellyfish and Vignette Background

 Hello, Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter, here to share a card I created with a stamp from the June 2021 Technique Junkies new release. There are so many wonderful ocean themed cards in this release. I used the Flowy Jellyfish stamp from the June 2021 release to make this card. I also used the Dream, Hope, Wish Wonderset of four sentiment stamps.


I created a video on my YouTube Channel demonstrating the "how to" make the card:
                                                   
To create this card, I started with a piece of blue pearlescent card stock. I then used a sea sponge to ink around the four sides of the card. I left the center portion clear of any ink, creating a vignette background. The colors of ink that I used were Catherine Pooler's Cummerbund, Aquatina, Blue Suede Shoes, Flirty Fuchsia and Tiki Torch and I dotted ink all around the edges. I stamped the Flowy Jellyfish using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. 
I then used the Dream, Hope, Wish, Wonder stamp to stamp the words in 
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I mounted the panel on a purple A2 card base. 
 
All the new June 2021 stamps are available here: 
Make sure you check out the Technique Junkies Website for more ideas and inspiration. Also, join the Technique Junkies Facebook group where you can see ideas and post your own creations that use Technique Junkies Stamps

Use my code TJ10Tracy for a 10% discount on your order  (some exclusions)

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Technique Junkies: Fish or Mermaid?

 Hello, Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter, here to share two cards that features the "Fish or Mermaid" stamp from the June 2021 Technique Junkies ne release. There are so many wonderful ocean themed cards in this release. 



The two backgrounds for the cards above were created with alcohol inks on acetate. I created a video on my YouTube Channel with step by step information:
All the new June 2021 stamps are available here: https://techniquejunkies.com/june-2021-new-stamp-release/
Make sure you check out the Technique Junkies Website for more ideas and inspiration. Also, join the Technique Junkies Facebook group where you can see ideas and post your own creations that use Technique Junkies Stamps

Use my code TJ10Tracy for a 10% discount on your order  (some exclusions)

I made two additional cards using a piece of pattern paper from my stash that looks like mermaid scales:


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Bears and the Big Moon

 Hello and welcome. Today I made two cards for the Fairy Stamper Design Team. All of these stamps area available at https://fairystamper.com/collections/fairy-hugs-stamps

To create these, I first used the Woody stencil from Fairy Stamper to create a background. I cut a circle mask and placed it on the card panel for the moon. I sprayed Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil. This is a temporary adhesive that helps to keep the stencil in place. I used the following distress oxide inks to blend the background: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Blueprint Sketch. 

Next I removed the mask and and ink blended the moon/blank circle with Antique Linen distress oxide ink. I stamped the larger of the moon stamps with Black Jack ink from Catherine Pooler. I then used one of my Brother Scan N Cut to cut out the moon. I used foam tape to adhere the moon to the Antique Linen ink blended circle. Next I stamped the Lantern Tree Stamp and trimmed it to look like a log or a huge branch. I ink blended the trimmed image with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and glued it down to the card panel. I stamped one of the Bears from the Beary Family Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Black Jack Dark Gray Ink and used foam tape to adhere the bear to the top of the branch. I also stamped the mini fairies from the Condo Dwellers Stamp Set with Black Jack Ink. I cut the bear and fairies out with my Scan N Cut. I used a yellow alcohol ink marker to color the fairies, giving them a glowing appearance. I mounted the panel to a black A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) side folding card base.                         


For my second card, I followed the same steps as outlined above with my first card, but I used the large rock from the Rock Set stamp set. I colored the rock with alcohol markers and glued it to the card panel.


The Bears and the Big Moon cards were created using Beary Family (FHS-086), Rock Set (FHS-116), Full Moon (FHS053), Lantern Tree (FHS-083), Condo Dwellers (FHS060) and the stencil Woody (SKU: FH-STEN-03). These stamps are available at: https://fairystamper.com/collections/fairy-hugs-stamps

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Fairy Stamper Hugs - Sivelle and the Full Moon

 Sivelle is chasing butterflies under the light of the full moon while several little fairies flutter along. Stamps used by Tracy Shultz, the Hopeful Crafter, include: Sivelle (FHS-098), Moon Tree (FHS-054), Full Moons (FHS-053), Condo Dwellers (FHS-060) and Condo Dwellers 2 (FHS-108) and are available at https://fairystamper.com/collections/fairy-hugs-stamps


To create this card, I followed these steps:
1. Ink blended Distress Oxide inks to create the background. The colors were (from top to bottom): Faded Jeans, Stormy Skies, Blueprint Sketch and Dusty Concord.
2. Sprayed several droplets of water onto the card panel. Distress Oxides ink will react with water. Then sprayed a layer of Dazzle Shimmering Bliss Spray on top.
3. Stamped all images with Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink and used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut them out. 
4. Ink blended using the following Distress Oxide inks: Antique Linen on the Moon; Vintage Photo on the Tree; and Squeezed Lemonade on the tiny fairies. 
5. Colored the wings of the Fairy Sivelle, the tiny butterflies and the skirt of the fairy using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. Colored her hair with Pentel Sparkle Pop Gold Pen.
6. Glued all the images to make my scene on the ink blended card panel. 


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Zen Sea Turtle, Ocean Sentiments and Circular Motion Stencil

 Hello, Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter, here to share two cards that feature stamps from the June 2021 Technique Junkies ne release. There are so many wonderful ocean themed cards in this release. I paired the Zen Sea Turtle stamp with the Ocean Frame Sentiments, Set of 5: to create several cards:


I stamped the Zen Sea Turtle using Versafine Clair and Catherine Pooler Ink (Lime Rickey). I heat embossed the turtle with clear embossing powder and cut the turtle with my scan and cut machine. I colored the Circular Motion stencil from A Colorful Life Designs with Catherine Pooler Inks (Tranquil and Cove Blue). I stamped one of the sentiments from the Ocean Frame Sentiments Set of 5 on a piece of blue shimmer cardstock and then trimmed the sentiment with the Deckle Trimmer. I layered the stenciled background on a piece of turquoise glitter card stock. I used foam tape to pop both the turtle and the sentiment up off the card base. These layers I adhered to an A2 top folding landscape card base. For my second card I followed the same steps but used different ink colors for the turtle and the stencil, a different sentiment and green glitter card stock as a mat base. 


All the new June 2021 stamps are available here: https://techniquejunkies.com/june-2021-new-stamp-release/
Make sure you check out the Technique Junkies Website for more ideas and inspiration. Also, join the Technique Junkies Facebook group where you can see ideas and post your own creations that use Technique Junkies Stamps

Use my code TJ10Tracy for a 10% discount on your order  (some exclusions)

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Framed Seascape - Technique Junkies

Hello! Tracy Shultz, the Hopeful Crafter, https://thehopefulcrafter.blogspot.com/ here today with a post featuring the new Framed Seascape Stamp from the Technique Junkies June 2021 new release. The new release stamps are on sale at 15% off until June 8th. After June 8 they will change back to normal price.  You can use my discount code TJ10Tracy for 10% all other items in your cart. 



 The June stamps are amazing, if you have full set syndrome and must have them all, there is special discount June 2021 Gotta Have it All


To create this card I followed these steps:
1. I stamped the Framed Seascape stamp https://techniquejunkies.com/framed-seascape/ using Versamark Ink. 
2.I embossed the panel with black embossing powder. 
3. I colored all the fish and the images with Zig Clear Color Markers. 
4. I colored the background of the panel blue, using a Copic Alcohol Marker #BG020
5. I stamped the sentiment "Escape the Ordinary" from the Ocean Frames Sentiment, set of 5 https://techniquejunkies.com/ocean-frame-sentiments-set-of-5/
6. I trimmed the frame and glued it to a piece of teal glitter paper then to an A2 cardstock card base. 

Links to all the individual stamps in this new release:

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Technique Junkies New Release - June 2021 - Sail Away

Hello, Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter here with a hop for Technique Junkies. Today is the Technique Junkies new release for June 2021. These stamps have a nautical theme. Scroll down for the picture below of all the new stamps. Don't forget, all of the new release stamps are 15% off through June 8th. You can use my 10% off coupon TJ10Tracy for anything else ordered.

There is also a Gotta Have it all offer for those who wish to order all the stamps from the June release at a discounted price.

I created a YouTube Video on how I made my card:

To create my card, I followed these steps:
1. I stamped the Stormy Sea Border with Versamark Ink onto a piece of 4" x 5.25" piece of card stock. I used Underwater Embossing Powder from Hero Arts to heat emboss the image.
2. I stamped the Sailboat Line Sketch with Versamark Ink then used black embossing powder from Hero Arts to emboss the image.    
3. I colored the sailboat with dual art markers, a water based brush tip marker. 
4. I trimmed the sailboat image and placed it in the middle of scene, using foam tape to pop the sail boat up off the paper. 
5. I used the Cloud Edger Stencil by A Colorful Life Designs and Tumbled Glass distress ink to blend clouds in the background.  I did use a circle mask in the top left corner for the sun. I used Catherine Pooler Tiki Torch ink to color the circle (using a domed foam blender from Scrapbook.com)
6. I stamped the sentiment Sail Away With Me in the top right corner using Catherine Pooler Midnight Archival Ink.
7. I layered the finished panel onto a piece of blue glitter paper and then to an A2 card base. 

I created two additional cards with these two stamps:


Links to all the individual stamps in this new release:

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