Technique Junkies

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Blurred Vision Stamping CASE

Hello again, friends!  Since it's my month to play hostess, I've got the pleasure and honor of choosing a card that has POPPED out at me in this month's line up and CASE it!

Here is my take~

I'v used stamps by Prima and Crafty Secrets, patterned paper by Pink Paislee, buttons and brads from my stash, a rhinestone swirl by Prima, Crackle Accents by Ranger, and all other supplies used are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for popping by to take a peek--and CONGRATULATIONS to Crafty Colonel!  Please grab your badge for being CASEd on Technique Time Tuesday!  Don't wait another minute--come play along with us and link up your Blurred Vision Stamping projects in the original challenge post!  You've got just 1 week left!  HUGS and happy stamping friends!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Faux Chalkboard Challenge Winners

The entire crew would like to say a HUGE thank you for entering our challenge! We love visiting your blogs and are always inspired by your creations!  Drum Roll please............

Congratulations!!!  You win the amazing prize package offered by last month's hostess, Julie!  Please email Mynnette at to claim your prize!  AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top!
Our Showcased cards in numerical order:

Congratulations to you all!  You win a digital sentiment made by Mynnette!  Please email her at to claim your prize!  AND, don't forget to grab your badge from the tab up top!

Don't forget to join us this month for our Blurred Vision challenge!  Watch the video tutorial and link up your projects HERE in the original challenge post!

HUGS and happy crafting, friends! :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tips & Variations: Blurred Vision Stamping

Hello, friends!  Hope you're playing along this month with our BLURRED VISION STAMPING challenge!  We've got some tips and variations for you that might help you complete this technique in a more efficient manner and give you a better result!

Here's a card I've made
using some of my tips/variations~

My (Mynn) tips are:
1. Make sure you use a very juicy ink pad and immediately blur--it will be easier to see the effect.  Pigment inks like Versamark Chalk Ink are a perfect choice.
2. Try using a pigment ink on dark cardstock--looks SO cool!
3. Using lined images is much easier than images with more of a solid feel.  Dig out those images you rarely use because you don't want to color them in and just keep them monochrome!
4. Use this technique to create a fun background paper--it's always cool to make your own DSP!

And here are some more tips/variations from the rest of my crew!

1. Try watercolour markers and a blender pen if dye inks and wet brushes aren't working well.
2. Distress Markers are great for this as you can colour your stamp.
3. A damp paint brush may work better than a water brush as it gives more control.

1. The type of ink pad you use may hinder your results (ask me how I know :P).  Try a foam ink pad instead of felt ones.
2. Try heavier lined stamps instead of finely lined images.  I found I had better results with thicker lines.

I hope you take some time to check out the original challenge post and watch the tutorial video then create something for us!  We LOVE seeing all the wonderful and creative projects that you make for us!  HUGS and happy crafting! :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blurred Vision Stamping Challenge

June's challenge winners will be announced on the 3rd Tuesday of July, 
so stay tuned to see who won Julz's amazing prize! 

July's Top Winner will receive 
offered by our hostess, Mynn!!! 

Here's what you could win~
A package of Basic Grey chipboard stickers,
a four piece acrylic stamp set, a package of ribbon
with ribbon slides!

Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Here's the digi sentiment you could win~

With all that taken care of, let's get to it! We've got another fabulous challenge for you this month at Technique Time Tuesday--it's called BLURRED VISION STAMPING!!!  We cannot wait to see what amazing creations you create with this month's VIDEO tutorial!

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREATION USES OUR TUTORIAL OR YOUR ENTRY WILL BE DELETED.  If you need to review the rules, please consult the tab up top!  Now let's get started!  I've used my webcam this month and the sound and video quality is much better!  Now to learn how to stamp upside down... ;)

Blurred Vision Stamping

Materials Needed
*Lined stamp images
*Water coloring pen, or blender pen, or small paintbrush and cup of water
*Desired inks
*Paper for stamping on
*Other embellishments to finish your project

"How To"


We've got an amazing guest designer with us this month--
Brenda Hofstatter of Ottawa Mom!

Here's what Brenda created with this  technique~

And here's some more inspiration from the Crew~