Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Its time for another Studio AE from Technique Tuesday blog hop!  Today we are featuring January's kit, Bring on the Love:



This is such a nice collection of sentiments.  Perfect for Valentines or scrapbook pages.

Today I made a Valentine with one of the solid image stamps in the set:


Do not be scared of these solid images!  I used Memento ink here.  I think Memento gives a nice, even coverage and keeps the details.  It also can be used with Copic markers.  I've also gotten good results with Colorbox chalk inks, Jenni Bowlin ink, and Palette inks.  What I do, after I ink up the image I take a good look at the surface to be sure it is inked evenly and that there are no lint specks.  Then take a deep breath, press the stamp to the paper and hope for the best.  Sometimes it takes a few tries before I get one I'm happy with :) but it can be done!

There are a few other stops on today's hop:

Ali Edwards

Teri Anderson

Daniela Dobson

Nichol Magouirk

Sharyn Tormanen

Jaime Warren

We are doing random draws from comments left on the blogs for 2 stamp sets.

Hearts designed by Ali Edwards

and Cupcakery


You have until midnight PST on 1/13 to leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on 1/14.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Technique Tuesday Bring on the Love and Houndstooth stamp sets; Tsukineko Memento Paris Dusk and Lilac Posies inks; Speckletone True White cardstock; K&Co ephemera and corrugated cardstock; Twisted Sugar twine

107 comments:

Lisa said...

This is SO different...thats why I really like it. Cute:)

Ellie Augustin said...

Oh this is one awesome card I love all the mix & texture feel of it!

Tiffani said...

Love the card!

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty...Love never goes out of style either! :D

Monica said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenell said...

Very nice card, and great stamps

PiecesByEmily said...

such a lovely card with all the layers.

Margie said...

Great card-love it!

ana roat said...

Unusual combo but very pretty! Thanks for the chance!

Amrita said...

Cute card! Thanks for the tips for inking solid images.

Debbie Pereira said...

These stamp sets are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a neat card, love all that texture/ephemera. Just very unique. Thanks!

Susan said...

Thanks for the tips!

RED said...

Refreshing color combo!

RED said...

Refreshing color combo!

mtscrapgal said...

Great card. Thanks for the hints about solid image stamps.

Deb said...

I really like your card. I like the stamp set too.

DeeAnn said...

Love your layers and colors on your card. Thanks.

Ange said...

Great card!

Miss Kathy said...

Nice card. Thanks for listing the inks you've used too. That helps us stamping newbies!

Benessi said...

beautiful card, love the blue/pink combo!

terisplace said...

Beautiful, Laura!
I love that what you paired it with.
(Oh sweet Houndstooth. How I will miss thee!)

Teri

ShellyJ said...

Great Card! ... really love that houndstooth background :)

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the card! so out of the box. great job!

Casey said...

I love this Card because it is so different! I just love the colors and textures!

Anonymous said...

Love the stamps and your card

.:| Angela |:. said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for the chance.

Peg said...

Thanks for the inking tips!

blupixy said...

Love the card. Love the houndstooth background. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Fabulous card, Laura! I love the colors. One trick I use with solid images like this one is to ink my stamp first with Versa Mark and then add my color ink directly on top of that before stamping the image. Works every time!

Nicole Maki said...

I really love your card, Laura.

That stamp set is terrific and could to ally be used year round and for so many things.

Great job!

Joan2 said...

It's all about the texture. Thanks for sharing

Ashley said...

so cute! love that houndstooth stamp. great blog!
ash_albright44@yahoo.com

amsynicole said...

Oh I love the way that stamp looks! i am one of those who dont use solid stamps often but I am loving this!

Camille said...

Love the stamps.

Chunyuan said...

sweet card. love the collage you created.

Diana N. said...

Great design and combination of colors and textures

Sam F said...

Great card - love the bright blue and pink.

LauraLee said...

Lovely!

gleestormont said...

thanks for the tips on solid background stamping; it's an ongoing issue!

luvmysilhouette said...

Lovely card Laura gotta love Ali's stamps ...tfs xo

Gabrielle said...

I love all the different textures!

Celeste said...

Love these stamps!

ruth said...

Cute card!!

Scrappin' Annie said...

Great card and thanks for the lint tip.

Cynthia Larson (cynlarson4760@cs.com) said...

Creative color combo on your card! Love this stamp set!

HooliEscraps said...

What an awesome card.

sharon g said...

I like your bold colors. Nice.

B. Poteraj said...

I like the depth that the cardboard gives it. So nice!

Karen F said...

Thanks for the huff / breath on the stamp tip witht he different markers or ink!

wendy said...

I adore this card. I cannot wait to try it

Holly Heaslip said...

I really love this card. It makes me smile. The colors are wonderful and I really like the use of the vintage image in the pocket. I also love the mix of textures created by the choice of papers and twine.

Nitasha said...

Oh, this is pure cuteness! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

jennifer h said...

Very Unique! :)

Caroline M. said...

I love those birds...

Bev said...

Looks great!!!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

You are a designer after my own heart w/ the layers of ephermera, paper, and omg my favorite corrugated cardboard! Mahalo for validating stuff on stuff.

conil said...

This project ROCKS. Very happy.

marla said...

Nice card. Love the herringbone background!!

Scrappychic2102 said...

Too cute!

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your choice of the darker shade of blue!

lin said...

unique look for a valentine. love the texture.

Gina said...

Gorgeous bright color combination!

Kelly said...

Nice card. And with those multiple attempts... the ones you don't use for a card are great for art journals and collage!

dvanrossen said...

love the pink! Nice job!

AllieZ said...

those solid stamps are scary but I am going to try it! Thanks!

Angie w said...

Love those stamps!!

calamity jane said...

Love the look of the solid pink on this card!! Great stamp set!!!

Crystal said...

I like your mix of elements! Thanks for sharing.

FrancineB said...

Awesome card. Love the use of the blue houndstooth.

Rebecca White said...

Awesome Card!

Jeanne said...

Every card I look at I'm loving these stamps more!

j.de.lu designs said...

Cute card! Thank you for the chance to win!

shari said...

Great card - thanks for the chance to win!!

Paula G said...

I love the card you made, so filled with love!

neyw said...

Love the card. Really like the blue stamping background.

neyw said...

The vintage love birds are adorable. Thanks for sharing your fabulous card.

Lea-Maria said...

I love how you featured the solid stamp. This is something that kinda intimidated me and I avoided! I will have to dust them off and try them now!

jaclee said...

Beautiful card. I love background stamps. I really like the solid color used. thank you.

Tammy V said...

Great use of the textures (& textured looks) in this card!

Kris said...

Fabulous card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Lovely card and thanks for the tips on using the solid stamps.

Marilyn said...

Very bold! I love the houndstooth. Thanks for the chance to win.

Apple Tart Designs said...

Love that!

Cheryl said...

Love this!!

Beverly said...

Loved the Valentine card!

Ivette Echanique said...

Beautiful cards, with lots of dimension.

Marcia Scantlin said...

Love the color combination. thanks for the tips on what inks to use that work best.

Fiorella said...

Oh my! Your card is stunning!

Bobbi said...

Very cute love it.
F.U.N.

Bobbi said...

Very cute love it.
F.U.N.

Sue D said...

Great card-thanks for the inking tips.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card.
Jill D in MO

Dreama said...

Oh, so vintage...love it!

Katie said...

Great card, love your composition and the purple houndstooth stamping! :) Also love that you put & before the sentiment. Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Karen L said...

Such a great card...live that block sentiment on the houndstooth background!

Robin Gibson said...

LOVE that houndstooth as well as the 'love' set! Great project!

forpahl5 said...

Very cute! I like all the layers! Keep it comin!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards!!! So Sweet
Sandy R. MN

Deborah R said...

Love the stamps and since monday is my birthday it would be a sweet present!

Cherri said...

Great use of a really great stamp. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing.

glowegal said...

Aww I love this card, never seen anything like it before! So sweet!

Amy Megan said...

Love your card and Ali's new stamps!

Memories by Manda said...

Cute card - thanks for sharing

Melanie said...

Adorable layout and I love the stamps.

Caroline Hackney said...

This is quite an unusual card. Nice to see something different!

Amy said...

I think I'm loving the solid stamps! Lovely card!