Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stampotique Designer's Challenge

OK, I know you LOVE free stuff - and this is your chance for great prizes! Pat Huntoon's Technique Junkie Design Team is participating this week in the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. One lucky participant will win a Two-Year subscription to the Technique Junkie Newsletter (on-line only) and a Fancy Folds and Motion CD. The other winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to use on the Stampotique Store. Instructions for participation follow my card.

If you don't own any Stampotique stamps yet, you are in for a treat. I made my card using Phineas from the Amy Wilson Wellenstein Collection. The frame and background pieces feature the Faux Barnwood technique from the February/March 2011 issue of Technique Junkie Newsletter. Phineas is stamped on Curious Iridescents Cryogen White card stock and colored with Copic Markers. You can click on the card to see it in large format.

OK, stampers, here are your rules for participation:

1. For this challenge, use Stampotique Stamps only.
2. You must use either the Faux Barnwood Technique or another Technique Junkie technique of your choice, and state which one you used in your post.
3. On the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog, you must link directly to your challenge post, not to your general blog.
4. The contest will close on March 8, 2011, at 5 PM EST.
5. Have fun and show us what you can do!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Emboss or Die CD

Hello, fellow crafters. Dig out your embossing folders and your various die cutting systems, and then go and order Pat Huntoon's latest Technique Junkie publication - the Emboss or Die CD. There are 79 pdf tutorials which can be viewed on your computer or easily printed out on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Go to Pat's blog, The Technique Trail, and click on the link on the right hand side.

Here's a sample that I made for the CD using a technique called Resist and Reveal. The melting clock stamp is from smARTworks.

There you have it! Now go get the new Emboss or Die CD and get a big creativity boost!

Cathy Y