Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ink Blended Iris Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs

Hello, welcome. Today I have a quick card that features the new Iris Stencils from A Colorful Life Designs: https://shrsl.com/3bs3k  This stencil is part of the new January 2022 release. 
  • You can save 10% off your entire order at A Colorful Life Designs with my code: TracyFan10.  
This card was required by positioning an A2 card panel (4.25" x 5.5") to the right of the panel and ink blending, using a foam domed blending tool, with Catherine Pooler Drive In purple ink. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the panel and adhered it to an A2 card base. I had a die in my stash that says "Just for You."  I cut the background of the sentiment out with a light purple paper. I cut the words out with light purple foil card stock.  
 

Thank  you for visiting my blog today. Have a hopeful day!

Catherine Pooler Ink: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111

Wendy Vecchi Make Art - Stay-tion: https://shrsl.com/38owp

Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836

Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d&th=1

Best Craft Tape (Yellow Tape) https://shrsl.com/3auob

Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0

Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu

Hero Arts Ultra Clean: https://shrsl.com/38ybb

Bearly Art - Precision Craft Glue - The Original: https://shrsl.com/39k8w

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Monday, January 17, 2022

All Over Hearts - A Colorful Life Designs

Hello and welcome! Today I have an adorable card featuring the new All Over Hearts Stencil: https://shrsl.com/3bs3w by A Colorful Life Designs. 
  • You can save 10% off your entire order at A Colorful Life Designs with my code: TracyFan10.  

I created this card by applying Fuchsia Stencil Butter through the All Over Hearts stencil using a plastic palette knife. To keep the stencil in place, I used my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-cion. I then die cut the panel with a Paper Rose stitched rectangle die. I stamped the cute Dragon stamp using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink using a MISTI stamp alignment tool. I then colored the dragon with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I glued the dragon with Bearly Art Glue, then adhere the panel to a white A2 Card Base (4.25" x 5.5").

Thank  you for visiting my blog today. Have a hopeful day!

All Over Hearts Stencil:  https://shrsl.com/3bs3w (Save 10% with my code: TracyFan10)

Fuchsia Stencil Butter - Individual https://shrsl.com/3cf6j

Wendy Vecchi Make Art - Stay-tion: https://shrsl.com/38owp

Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836

Fuchsia Stencil Butter (Mardi Gras Pack): https://shrsl.com/3cf6j

Ranger Palette Knife Set: https://shrsl.com/3cgyk

Avery Elle Dragon Love Stamp: https://shrsl.com/3cf7y

MISTI /  My Sweet Petunia:  https://shrsl.com/31n8x

VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink: https://shrsl.com/38ybd

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 12: https://shrsl.com/3ch02
Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d&th=1

Best Craft Tape (Yellow Tape) https://shrsl.com/3auob

Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0

Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu

Hero Arts Ultra Clean: https://shrsl.com/38ybb

Catherine Pooler Ink: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111

Bearly Art - Precision Craft Glue - The Original: https://shrsl.com/39k8w

Foiling Snobs Club:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/foilingsnobsclub

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Kitty Love - Technique Junkies

Today I created a Valentine's Day Card featuring the Kitty Love Stamp Set (S955): https://techniquejunkies.com/kitty-love-background/ from Technique Junkies www.techniquejunkies.com

This stamp is part of  the January 2022 New Release stamps: https://techniquejunkies.com/january-2022-new-stamp-release/  This release is so much fun. If you're like me and you have to have all the stamps in this collection, there is a "Gotta Have It All" bundle: https://techniquejunkies.com/january-2022-gotta-have-it-all-bundle/

You can save 10% off on all sale items if you use my code: TJ10Tracy (excludes sale items and bundles). 

I created the card by stamping the background stamp Kitty Love and then coloring the hearts in with a Red Zig marker. I die cut the sentiment with a black background and red foil letters. I then die cut the Kitty Love panel  using a stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose. 

Supplies: 

Kitty Love Stamp Set (S955): https://techniquejunkies.com/kitty-love-background/ from Technique Junkies www.techniquejunkies.com

 Accent Opaque White 8.5” x 11” Cardstock Paper, 100lb.,    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMXQTRX?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d

Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker - Deep Red:  https://shrsl.com/3cf89

Red Foil Card Stock: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MTCY7TF?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d

Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangles - 4.25 x 5.5: https://shrsl.com/3c836

Bearly Art - Precision Craft Glue - The Original: https://shrsl.com/39k8w

Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0

Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu

Hero Arts Ultra Clean: https://shrsl.com/38ybb

Best Craft Tape (Yellow Tape):  https://shrsl.com/3auob
Cutterbee Scissors: https://shrsl.com/3c5xy



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Thursday, January 13, 2022

New Inks! New Stamp Collection! New Catherine Pooler Release

 Have you heard? Yesterday was the new release from Catherine Pooler that features three new refreshed inks and The Global Adventure Pt. Deux Collection featuring Asian and European themed stamps, dies and other products. 

If you do decide to shop, please use my affiliate link: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111

As an affiliate with Catherine Pooler Designs, I was offered the opportunity to received the new refreshed ink pads and a stamp and die from the new collection. Here are the cards that I made:


To create the card above I used a single lantern from the new Lantern Festival Stamp and Die set and the three new refreshed inks: Oh Boy! (replaces It's a Boy), Minted (replaces Mint to Be) and Sixteen Candles (replaced Sweet Sixteen).  The new refreshed inks replace the retired versions. The new inks are part of the Spring Fling collection and are a part of the family of inks in the Party Collection. I also use the Jack in the Box stencil (from a previous release), ink blending just a small portion of the stencil. My sentiment says "Sending you Good Luck." I used a die from my stash to cut the many mat layers. Note, I dragged the ink pad along the four edges of a piece of Catherine Pooler Premium Card Stock to create all the colorful mat layers. I alternated Sixteen Candles and Oh Boy! inks.   The card base was also created by ink dragging the ink pad along the edges of the card base. 

For my second card I created a landscape orientation card. I used the same inks and the same stencil as my first card. I didn't ink blend the entire background with the stencil, just the center of the card. I used all three different lanterns from the stamp set and my sentiment says "Let's Celebrate Good Times."  The purple card base is actually just a white card base with Sweet Sixteen ink pad dragged around the edges. It's a great way to create perfectly match color coordinated mat layers or card bases. I popped these lanterns up with foam tape, giving the card some dimension. 

My final card uses an older stencil that is no longer available, but I am sure many of you have it in your stash. It is the Deco Fan Stencil. I ink blended only the inner section of the card panel, creating what I think is a softer looking stenciled background. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die from my stash. I also used the "Hello There" sentiment from the One Liner Sentiments Stamp Set. I popped the entire card panel up with foam tape and for my card base I ink dragged the edges with Mint to Be.  I think this one is my favorite because I was able to incorporate the leaves (a stamp in the Lantern Festival Set) along the top of the card, giving everything a more ornate appearance. 

A list of the products that I used:
From Catherine Pooler use my link:  https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111
  • Oh Boy!
  • Mint to Be
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Jack in the Box Stencil
  • One Liner Sentiments
  • Catherine Pooler Premium Card Stock
Other products used:

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Falling Confetti Hearts - Batch of Galentine's Day Cards

Hello. Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter here today with a batch of cards that I created for the Technique Junkies Design Team using the new Falling Confetti Hearts and Happy Galentine's Day stamps. You can find these at www.TechniqueJunkies.com   Use my code: TJ10Tracy to save 10% off all non-sale items

Rose Gold Embossed Falling Hearts and Sentiment

I created a how to video on my YouTube Channel:

Silver Embossed Falling Hearts and Pink Embossed Sentiment

Pink Hearts (Catherine Pooler Inks: Rouge, Pucker Up and DoSiDo)
and Pink Embossed Sentiment

Pink Ink Blended Background (Catherine Pooler Inks: DoSiDo and Pucker Up)
and Rose Gold Embossed Sentiment

Pink Falling Hearts (Catherine Pooler Inks: Rouge, DoSiDo and Pucker Up) and
Pink Embossed Sentiment

All of the card panels (backgrounds) were either heat embossed or inked. I used a piece of holographic foil cardstock as a mat beneath each panel. I embossed all the sentiments and matted them with holographic foil cardstock. All the cards are size A2 (4.25" x 5.5"). 

These stamps are from the beautiful January new release stamps:


Thank you for visiting the Design Team Blog today!






Monday, January 10, 2022

Grazing Horse Thank you Card | Kitchen Sink Stamps

 Hello. Today I have a thank you card using several stamp sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps including Grazing Horse, Multistep Trees, Coffee Mate Greetings and Cabin by the Lake. 


To create the grazing area for my horse (the green area) I used the water (2 stamps) from the Cabin by Lake Stamp Set. I stamped layer one in Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus and layer two in Catherine Pooler Green Te. I stamped directly onto a piece of Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cardstock l00 lbs. 

Next I stamped the horse, from the Grazing Horse set using these colors of ink:
1. Step 1: Altenew Sand Dunes
2. Step 2: Altenew Sand Dunes (repeated)
3. Step 3: Altenew Rocky Shores
4. Step 4: Altenew Mocha
5. Step 5: Altenew Espresso

My card panel was stark white, so I used a blending brush to blend Altenew Vanilla Cream ink in the background.

Next I used the SVG file of the fence from the Grazing Horse set and stamped the fence using these inks:
1. Step 1:Silver Lake
2. Step 2: Gray Denim
3. Step 3: Cloudy Night

I used the SVG file of the tall tree from the Multistep Trees set. Inked the tree with these colors:
1. Layer 4: Altenew Espresso
2. Layer 3: Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus
3. Layer 2:  Catherine Pooler Green Tea
4. Layer 1: Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey

I used the grass from the Grazing Horse to stamp some grass under the fence posts and the tree. I also stamped some grass around the bottom of the card near the horse. I used two colors of Catherine Pooler ink for the grass. Layer one was Catherine Pooler Sage and Layer two was Catherine Pooler Spruce.

Finally, I stamped the Thanks sentiment from the Coffee Mate Greetings set using Catherine Pooler Spruce ink. 

Be sure to check out these and all the amazing Kitchen Sink Stamps: here: https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/shop/sc/ref.cgi?storeid=*14894f2aab5d40e710c47a8a&name=Tracy_Shultz

List of supplies used:

Kitchen Sink Stamps:

  • Grazing Horse
  • Cabin by the Lake
  • Trees
  • Coffee Mate Greetings

Bearly Art - Precision Craft Glue - The Original: https://shrsl.com/39k8w

 Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0

 Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu

 Hero Arts Ultra Clean: https://shrsl.com/38ybb

 Paper – Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover (100 lbs.): hFilmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Ruffled Rose and Friendship Sentiments

 Happy Saturday! Today I have a beautiful card created with the Ruffled Rose Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, along with the Lavender Friendship Sentiments, Set of 4 from the new release at Technique Junkies stamps.

  • You can save 10% off your entire order at A Colorful Life Designs with my code: TracyFan10.  
  • Save 10% off non-sale items at Technique Junkies with my code: TJ10Tracy


I created this card by first applying Lovey Lavender Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel through the Ruffled Rose Stencil using a Stencil Pal from Decofoil  When the gel was dry, I used a fancy rectangle die to trim the panel down. I used a piece of purple glitter card stock as a mat below the stenciled panel. 

Next I embossed the sentiment "Happy Birthday Wishes to my Beautiful Friend" from the Technique Junkies Lavender Friendship Sentiments, set of 4. I die cut the sentiment using a rectangle die and rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper ToolI did the same thing with a piece of purple glitter carstock to create a mat layer under the sentiment. All of these layers were adhered using Barley Art Glue to an A2 card base (4.25" x 5.5"). My card base was created using 100 lbs. Accent Opaque Cardstock. Thank you for visiting my blog today!

List of supplies used:

  • Ruffled Rose Stencil:  https://shrsl.com/3bs3p
    • You can save 10% off your entire order at A Colorful Life Designs with my code: TracyFan10.  

  • Technique Junkies Lavender Friendship Sentiment Stamps, Set of 4: https://techniquejunkies.com/lavender-friendship-sentiments/ 
    • Save 10% off non-sale items at Technique Junkies with my code: TJ10Tracy

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

New Catherine Pooler Inks

 Today Catherine Pooler released refreshed versions of three ink colors. The new colors: Minted, Oh Boy! and Sixteen Candles, are available next week here: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111 in full-sized ink pad, ink refills and Minis. 

I created a step by step video of how I created the card:

I used the Ocean Chums stamps set for my card. I used the new Minted and Oh Boy! Inks to create the background color. I dragged the ink across the panel and sprinkled the panel with water as Catherine Pooler Inks are water reactive. Sprinkling with water created some water marks or white marks.


To create my focal point images, I used The Rabbit Hole Designs “Cottontail Embossing Tool” to prepare a piece of  Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover stock paper (100 lbs.)  I stamped the cute turtle and seahorse images with Versamark Watermark Ink. I embossed the images with Midnight Dream Wow Embossing Powder.

I used a Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Marker, N00 - Colorless Blender, to color the embossed images with the new ink colors: Oh Boy! Minted and Sixteen Candles. This is a favorite technique used by Catherine Pooler frequently in her live cardmaking on Facebook and YouTube. In addition to the Tombow blender marker, I also used Hero Arts Mini Watercolor brushes and Fantastix Brush Tip coloring tools to watercolor the images. I used minimal water to watercolor the images because my paper is not watercolor paper. 

I cut the images out using my Brother Scan n Cut. There are also dies available through Catherine Pooler but I don't  have the dies for this stamp set. I set the Turtle and Sea Horse aside, then stamped the ocean floor background using images from the stamp set including coral, seaweed, bubbles, a school of fish, seashell and starfish. I used the new ink colors: Sixteen Candles, Minted and Oh Boy! to stamp the images. I also used Lime Rickey Ink from Catherine Pooler to stamp some of the images. 
I trimmed the panel with my Deckle Timmer and, using a blending brush, applied a small amount of Oh Boy! ink to the edges of the panel. I grabbed an A2 card base and dragged the Oh Boy! ink along all four sides, creating a card base that matches the colors of ink in my panel.

I used foam tape to pop up the Seahorse and Turtle. 
I also used a few Catherine Pooler Portsmouth sequins to finish my card.

Supplies Used: 
Minted, Oh Boy! and Sixteen Candles, Ink by Catherine Pooler: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111  
Ocean Chums Stamp set by Catherine Pooler: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111
Portsmouth Sequins by Catherine Pooler: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111

The Rabbit Hole Designs “Cottontail Embossing Tool” https://shrsl.com/3bxor

Versamark Watercolor Ink: https://shrsl.com/3bxpf

Wow Embossing Powder - Midnight Dream: 

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Marker, N00 - Colorless Blender: https://shrsl.com/3bxq1

Fantastix Brush Tip coloring tools: https://shrsl.com/3bxq0

Hero Arts Mini Watercolor brushes: https://shrsl.com/3bxpz

Bearly Art - Precision Craft Glue - The Original: https://shrsl.com/39k8w

Deckle Trimmer:  Joggles: https://shrsl.com/2pnfj

Deckle Trimmer (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38zdy

Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0

Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu

Hero Arts Ultra Clean: https://shrsl.com/38ybb

Paper – Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover (100 lbs.): hFilmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6

Best Craft Tape (Yellow Tape) https://shrsl.com/3auob

 Foiling Snobs Club:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/foilingsnobsclub

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Two Cards for a Difficult Time - Technique Junkies and A Colorful Life Designs

 Hello. Today I have two cards that can be shared with a friend who is having a difficult time. I used the new Elegant Poet Background  https://techniquejunkies.com/elegant-poet-background/ and Difficult Time Stamp Sets from Technique Junkies: https://techniquejunkies.com/difficult-time-set-of-2/ (save 10% with my code: TJ10Tracy) along with the new Baroque Stencil: https://shrsl.com/3brae from A Colorful Life Designs (Save 10% with my code: TracyFan10):

All the of the January 2022 new release stamps from 
Technique Junkies are all on sale for 15% off through Dec. 8, 2022

To create these cards, I started with the background. I cut a piece of Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover Paper (I use 100 lbs) down to a quarter of a page, or 4.25" x 5.5". I will have a list below with the supplies that I used. 

I used a stencil that is newly released from A Colorful Life Designs. It is the Baroque Stencilhttps://shrsl.com/3brae  You can check out all the new release stencils from A Colorful Life Designs here: https://shrsl.com/2png9  Don't forget to use my code: TracyFan10 to save 10% on your entire order at A Colorful Life Designs. 

I created this background by ink blending on top of the stencil with Serenade Catherine Pooler Ink. I tried to use a light touch, but I tend to be heavy handed. 

Next, I stamped the Elegant Poet Background stamp directly on top of the ink blended panel. I used Black Jack Catherine Pooler Ink, because I didn't want to use Midnight (black) ink and I found that Twilight (light gray) was too light of a color.

I picked the Difficult Time, Set of 2 sentiment stamps from Technique Junkies for my sentiments: https://techniquejunkies.com/difficult-time-set-of-2/ (save 10% with my code: TJ10Tracy). The Elegant Poet Background stamp can be oriented in portrait or landscape direction (horizontal). For my cards, I chose the landscape direction which allowed enough room for these great sentiments to be stamped. I used Midnight (black) Catherine Pooler Ink to stamp the sentiments. 

To finish the cards, I trimmed the panels to 4" x 5" and adhered them to a black A2 card bases.

Supply List:

1. Technique Junkies Elegant Poet Background Stamp:https://techniquejunkies.com/elegant-poet-background/ (all January 2022 new release stamps are on sale for 15% off through January 8, 2022). 

2. A Colorful Life Designs Baroque Stencilhttps://shrsl.com/3brae  (save 10% with my code: TracyFan10)

3. Difficult Time, Set of 2 stamps from Technique Junkies:  https://techniquejunkies.com/difficult-time-set-of-2/ (save 10% with my code: TJ10Tracy)

4. Catherine Pooler Inks (Midnight, Serenade and Black Jack):https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111

5. Paper – Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover (100 lbs.): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J0C47S?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d

6. Scrapbook Adhesives Tape Runner: https://shrsl.com/38ybh

Thank you for visiting my blog today. 

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

A Colorful Life Designs New Release

Hello. I am excited to share with you that today is new release day for A Colorful Life Designs: https://shrsl.com/3bqji  I have a  new card to show you and don't forget you can save 10% off your purchases with my code: TracyFan10.  Also, watch me live on my YouTube channel tomorrow  1/2/2022 at 8 pm EST for a live unboxing of all the new stencils in the collection:  https://www.youtube.com/c/TracyShultz

I used the new Love Strands Stencil: https://shrsl.com/3bqiu to create my card. The top layer of my card was created using a panel that I had created previously and was storing for future use. The panel was created using Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper and a gel plate. I stamped Versamark ink on my 5"x7" GelPress. I sprayed mica sprays directly onto the GelPress and then used a brayer to spread the liquid over the surface of the gel press. I used Dragon's Blood and Wine Stain Shimmering Bliss Sprays from Technique Junkies.  I dried the panel and then cut it out using the Torn Edge Rectangle Nesting Die set from Dies to Die. Next, I used the anti-static tool to dust my panel and pressed my Versamark Ink Pad directly onto the stencil. I heat embossed the hearts and dots using Hero Arts Blue Pearl embossing powder (from my stash - it was included in a previous card kit).  The hearts and dots in the stencil really pop using this embossing powder. Next, I used a cream colored A2 card base (4.25" x 5.5") and the same Love Strands Stencil and ink blended directly onto the card base. I used Polished Catherine Pooler ink for this layer. Next, I had "Love" sentiment die in my stash. I cut the background layer with black cardstock and the top layer with Pink Foil cardstock. I popped the sentiment up using foam tape.  

Click on this link to see all the new stencils in the January 2022 release from A Colorful Life Designs: https://shrsl.com/3bqji

Don't forget to join me on my YouTube channel on 2/2/2022 when I unbox all the new stencils:

List of Products Used:
Love Strands Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs: https://shrsl.com/3bqiu
Technique Junkies Dragons Blood and Wine Stain Shimmering Bliss spays: Save 10% with my code: TJ10Tracy:
  • https://techniquejunkies.com/wine-stain-shimmering-bliss/
  • https://techniquejunkies.com/dragons-blood-shimmering-bliss/
Torn Edge Rectangle Nesting Die set from Dies to Die For
VersaMark ink pad: https://shrsl.com/38zdt

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New Release - January 2022 - Technique Junkies

 




I have a video on my YouTube Channel with my card making tutorial, 
explaining how I created my card. Click on the link below to watch my video:
https://youtu.be/fmsBSXHhPW8





Here's a look at all the new stamps in this release - all new stamps are on sale 15% off through Jan. 8, 2022.  Use my code TJ10Tracy to save 10% off everything else: 
 

If you gotta have it all, here is a link to the discounted bundle price: 
https://techniquejunkies.com/january-2022-gotta-have-it-all-bundle-1/

I created my card by embossing the Lavender Frame and coloring it with various shades of purple ink from my Catherine Pooler inkpads (Tranquil, Serene, Serenade and Drive Inn). I selected a sentiment from the Lavender Friendship Sentiments and added that to the middle of the frame.  All four sentiments in this set fit inside this frame, I also splattered purple ink on the background and the sentiment, in an attempt to eliminate the stark white look. I used Catherine Pooler Serenade Ink to create my own colored paper to match as a mat layer.  

The links to all the new stamps -  all new stamps are on sale 15% off through Jan.8, 2022. Use my code TJ10Tracy to save 10% off everything else

https://techniquejunkies.com/january-2022-new-stamp-release/

https://techniquejunkies.com/january-2022-gotta-have-it-all-bundle-1/



Follow along with the other Design Team Members on today's Blog hop for more inspiration:

TJ Blog: https://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2021/12/new-year-celebration-with-new-stamps.html
Pam:https://4mustangcreations.blogspot.com/2021/12/ring-in-new-year-with-technique-junkies.html
Holly: https://glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com/2021/12/technique-junkies-january-2022-new.html
Patti: https://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/2021/12/happy-birthday-wishes-for-my-beautiful.html
Tracy: https://thehopefulcrafter.blogspot.com/2021/12/new-release-january-2022-technique.html
Beth:‎‎ https://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/64146/new-january-2022…echnique-junkies/
Judy:judysstampart.blogspot.com/2022/01/jubilant-january-and-new-stamps.html

Pat: https://patstamps.blogspot.com/2021/12/new-stamp-celebration-to-ring-in-new.html

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Spellbinders Guest Creator

Spellbinders Guest Creator - New Start Stamp set

  Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made with the "New Start" stamp set from  @teamspellbinders Spellbinders. I was asked in...