Friday, January 1, 2016

Technique Junkies Blog Hop - January New Release Stamps

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Dreaming and Creating - Karen's Blog and the  third stop in the Technique Junkies January New Release Blog Hop!! You  have arrived here from Judy's blog.  Wow, wasn't her project super!!

****If you are just popping in here, why not go back to the beginning of the hop on the Technique Junkies Design Team blog.

The Junkies DT is celebrating the new year with this fun blog hop showcasing all the fabulous January New Release stamps!  All the January New Release stamps will be 15% off now until Jan 8, 2016!! How cool is that??!!  Check out all the new release stamps here.

 I am so excited to be part of this great team and work with all the Technique Junkie Stamps and Technique Tutorials!!   For my first project with the team---I just joined the team this month----I have used two of the new releases and one older stamp.

Stamps: New Releases---Marilyn, Better Things (sentiment);
Key Script background
Ink: Shell Pink and Mountain Rose Adirondack; Coffee Archival
CS: Peachy Pink, White, and Dark Brown
Pink Lace
Washi Tape
Acrylic Stamping Block
Spray bottle with water

Make It:

  • Make a card base with dark brown CS
  • On the peachy pink CS stamp the Key Script stamp with Shell Pink ink twice
  • Ink the dotted area of the Key Script stamp with Mountain Rose ink and stamp several times over the background
  • Distress edges with Mountain Rose ink
  • Add to card base

  • To make the center piece --- Color the white CS using the Acrylic block Background Techniques Method #1 --found in the Stampin Companion CS with Shell Pink ink
  • Stamp Marilyn with Coffee ink over the background and trim to size
  • Add a layer of dark brown CS

  • Glue the lace to card base in lower corner
  • Add the stamped Marilyn piece with Dimensional adhesive
  • Add the Washi Tape and ribbon to lower corner

  •  Stamp Better Things Sentiment with Coffee ink in upper corner

  • Add three pearls

  • Inside is decorated the same as the front background 


Okay!  Great new releases, Yes??!!  Now on to your next stop on the hop:

Hope you are enjoying the hop and all the great inspiration pieces from the designers!!

Design Team Blog
Judy Jackson

Karen McAlpine  -- you are here

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes
Kathy Stacy

Jane Bosi

Tonya Davidson

Beth Norman

Pat Huntoon

See you again soon!



  1. Welcome to the team Karen. You've created a gorgeous project for the hope. Love the muted color tones and the lace imaging. Hope you enjoy the hop. Take care. Kathy

  2. I love this!!! Out of the gate running! Welcome to the team!

  3. Welcome to the Team. You're off to an awesome start. This card is so gorgeous. Thank you for the explanation on how you created this lovely card.

  4. Welcome to the team! Absolutely LOVE your card.

  5. The colors you used are really nice.

  6. Hi Karen. Good to see you on the TJ team. Love your cards. Thanks for doing a technique. xoxo

  7. Great card- love the new images. Your colors and BG are fabulous! Congrats on joining the TJ team.


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