Monday, February 1, 2010


Hello and welcome to the Technique Junkies Technique By Design Challenge Blog Hop.

Technique Junkies is offering you a Sketch Challenge with a twist and we would LOVE for you to participate! All of the details and the sketch are on the Technique Junkies February/March Newsletter!

You can have an opportunity to BECOME A JUNKIE FOR LIFE!
Here is how:

1. Follow the sketch...The sketch uses Six 1-1/2" pieces; three sets of two different technique or cardstock pieces. This is a great way to incorporate technique backgrounds into your cards. Just make sure the colors coordinate and you can mix and match different techniques on your card with a stunning effect! If you make extra backgrounds when trying out the techniques, you will love being able to use them here. Note: in order to qualify for the drawing, at least two different TJ techniques must be used on the card, and one of those two techniques must be used on the squares.
2. Post a link to Pat's Blog
3. The deadline to the challenge is March 15th.

Vada and Judy made several FABULOUS projects using the sketch... here are the details:

To start the Blog Hop Judy created three beautiful cards...

This card uses three techniques: Marker Tapping, Antique Glimmer, and Double Metal Embossing. Judy used a scallop square punch to highlight the three different techniques. All stamps are from Stampin’ Up! Copic markers were used to highlight areas on the hearts and around the edges of the hearts.

Judy created this delightful snowman card for the challenge. The embossed snowman is cut out from card stock embossed with a snowy Cuttlebug embossing folder. She used the Metallic Pop technique over the embossed areas. The other squares – one of which is set off at an angle – was created with the Antique Glimmer technique. Punches were used to create the snowman layers. The snowman was colored with Copic markers. Stamps are from Stampin” up!

Judy did Valentine’s for the Design Team Sketch Challenge. This card uses stamps from Inkadinkadoo and Club Scrap. Judy used dies to create the six squares instead of just using squares. The techniques used to create this cheery card are Antique Glimmer and Metallic Pop. The phone stamp was first inked with Versamark and then in Fired Brick distress ink and then clear embossed.

This gorgeous creation is made by Vada she used the technique called Brayered Brilliance.

Stamp Credits are: Hero Arts, TAC, Inkadinkado and Stampin' Up.

Vada used Spellbinderes dies, Label Eight and Fancy Tags along w/ Martha Stewart Branch punch. Card is 6 x 4 1/2.

For More Inspiration using the Technique By Design Challenge you will not want to miss what the Design Team has for you. If you have any problems with broken links - come back here and see some more fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team!

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Have fun with the Technique By Design Contest! We can not wait to see your entries!
Chrissy D