Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New Challenge - Spring ATCs!

Today is the start of a new challenge! 
You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link
list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until March 11th to enter. Winner will be announced March 12th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link
your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique/theme or sketch in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne


Our challenge to you is to make an ATC in a Spring theme. 

Never made an Artist Trading Card (ATC) before? It's easy! 
Cut your cardstock (or whatever paper you plan to use) to 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" and get decorating! Think small!
ATC's are great to have around to add to a card base for a quick card.

Here is a template that shows how to cut 10 ATCs from one sheet of cardstock.

Here are a couple examples of ATCs using stamps from the latest Technique Junkies release.

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My first ATC uses Faith, Hope and Love (set of 7).
I used Color Burst to create the backgrounds for both of today's samples.

My next ATC uses Putting o Lipstick

Have a great day! Jeanne

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Variations on a Stone Wall

One of my favorite stamps from the February Release is the Stone Wall Background.  I have always loved the tactile feel and the various colors of stone and brick walls.

Remember, if you go shopping, use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your purchase.

First I tried lots of different color combinations with my stone ... I love the versatility of this stamp & the awesome variation you get when you mix-up the paper and inks.

The stones reminded me of the pattern on a giraffe's skin, so combining the stone with the new Why Fit In stamp seemed like the first place to start.

I stamped him in Brown and used two shades of gold to color him in ... and a grey marker for those super-fun goggles.

I finished with a sentiment from the Typewriter Set (seriously, those sentiments are so versatile).

For my next card, I used my MISTI to stamp over the brick wall using the gorgeous Cottage Rose.

I finished with a sentiment from the With Sympathy Set of 5.

The final color combination I used reminded me of a foggy London day, so I used stamps from the London Calling Set of 9 Stamps on top of the Stone Wall Background.

I'd love to see what you have created with this fabulous Stone Wall Background ... make sure you share it with us in our Technique Junkies Facebook Group.

Stephanie from