Thursday, March 25, 2010

Try That Technique -- and another 1/2 Price Sale!

Welcome to The Try that Technique Challenge! 
Today's Challenge Technique: Geometric Overstamping from the April 2005 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

My Geometric Overstamping card uses stamps from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I layered these stamps -- and popped them a bit, too -- on a Simple Whitewash Background (August 2009 Technique Junkie Technique).

Don't have the April 2005 issue? No worries! Starting today (through Wednesday, March 31st) the 2005 issues are on sale for HALF PRICE!*   Instead of $18.00, you will be able to purchase the entire 2005 year (6 issues)  for only $9.00 (plus actual postage). That way, EVERYONE can play! Email me for an invoice: -- I will get those issues right out and send you the password to the subscriber-only online tutorial pages for 2005 immediately so you can play right away! You do NOT need to be a current subscriber to take advantage of this deal. Let's see what YOU make!
The Try that Technique challenge was started by TJ Designer Beth Norman and loyal TJ subscriber Diana Enns. They have selected some "way back" techniques for you to try out. If you do try a technique -- post it to the egroup or put a link to your card on this post -- your card may end up on the Technique Junkie egroup home page!

Try That Technique

Good Thursday morning. It's Beth here and do we have an awesome technique for you to try this week. Diana Enns and I challenged each other to use the Geometric Over-Stamp from the April 2005 isssue, so pull out that issue, and play along with us.

Don't worry about not having all geometric stamps as shown in the tutorial. Just use what you have. If you look closely, you will see my circle has scallops. Just wing it--pun intended--LOL. TJ techniques are all about having fun.

Please don't forget to link up your card for your chance to have your card on the TJ Yahoo group home page for the week. How fun is that?!

How the collage background was created:
  • Clear embossed Fancy Pants large flourish on 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock
  • Stamped Stampendous writing stamp in Adirondack’s Espresso over top of clear embossing. Wiped embossed area clean of ink so words receed in behind the flourish
  • Stamped Fancy Pants flower with VersaMark and embossed with clear e.p. over part of the writing to receed the flower into the background
  • Stamped Fancy Pants checkers with black VersaFine ink
  • Sponged the following colours onto the collage background: Adirondack, Sunset Orange, Citrus, Pool and Wild Plum
  • Stamped Inkadinkado butterfly over the Geometric Over Stamp background, cut the image out and adhered it to the collage background

For Everything... Thanks!

Hi TJ friends, Kimm here!
Do you have a stamping technique that quickly becomes one of your favorites? For me, I fell in love with the antiqued glimmer technique (TJN Dec.'09) immediately after one try! On this background I used jazz blue glimmer mist with pine distress ink. I love how the turquoise shimmer plays off the deep green tones in the ink. With so many color combinations possible... I hope you'll enjoy creating many backgrounds with this technique!

Stamp credist- B Line Stamps, Stampin' UP!
Kimm BT