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Technique Tuesday | Bon Voyage



Today’s installment of Technique Tuesday feature week on Card Annex takes us to Happyville (and not just because it is Friday!). Designer Terri Davenport worked with a Travel stamp set that is part of the Happyville series of stamps from Technique Tuesday:

Technique Tuesday Happyville Travel

The Happyville series consists of elements like houses, vehicles, people, and other design elements to make scenes with.

Here’s Terri’s description of how she created her card:

1. Create the card base with the raven cardstock and add patterned paper.
2. Stamp the border and the plane on white cardstock. Cut out plane leaving small white border.
3. Cut the banner into a strip and then notch the end. Coil the banner starting at the beginning. Release, keeping a small tight fold at the beginning.
4. Tie a loop of embroidery thread. Hide the knot in the fold of the banner and place the point under the plane.
5. Adhere pieces to card.

Due to the coiling, the banner already had dimension. I used foam adhesive to give added dimension to the plane.

Supplies | Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Happyville-Travel). Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white), Bazzill Basics (raven). Ink: Colorbox (black). Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Little Sport). Other: embroidery thread.

Designer: Terri Davenport

Terri Davenport has been paper crafting since 1995. She is currently a creative team member with Designer Digitals and Ta Da Creative Studios. Terri teaches digital scrapbooking classes locally at Owens Community College She has won several contests including Creating Keepsake’s Hall of Fame and Paper Crafts World Card Making Day contests. Terri lives in Toledo, OH with her husband, four sons and dog. Since even the dog is male, her blog is appropriately titled Outnumbered.


Technique Tuesday | It’s Your Day

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Designer Yana Smakula brings us the next project for our Technique Tuesday feature week that concludes today! It features a new set called “Wildflowers” that is perfect for creating layered images or cards! (Yana also created a “Thinking of You” card earlier in the week using a sentiment from this set.)


Chalkboard effects are currently very trendy in paper crafting. For this card, Yana created a chalkboard effect by stamping a shadow stamping technique using white ink on black cardstock. A little ink distressing of the sentiment block with the white ink completes the faux chalkboard effect.

Yana also used another technique – she took two small stamps, the “hello” text and the butterfly, and stamped them repeatedly to create a design block that carries much more weight in the design than those two tiny elements would without the repetition.

Supplies | Stamp: Technique Tuesday (Wildflowers).Cardstock: Dovecraft (Premium White). Patterned Paper: Authentique. Ink: ClearSnap (Color Box Pigment – Frost White 15080, ColorBox Cat’s Eye Chalk: Queue – Primary Elements 71704). Floss: We R Memory Keepers (Sew Easy Floss – Pink).  Adhesive: Dovecraft Foam Dots. Button: Dovecraft. Pencil: Marco. Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (Corner Rounder).

Designer: Yana Smakula

Yana Smakula is a newlywed from Ukraine (which is in southeastern Europe) with no kids but two black cats. She loves to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with her new husband she’s been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Check Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Their next dream destination is Madagascar, because they hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! Yana fell in love with the U.S. while living here (in Las Vegas, NV) as a high school foreign exchange student when she was a teen. She enjoys scrapbooking, mostly about her travels. Her other passion is cardmaking – she enjoys trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. She’s also very much into stamping (although she didn’t realize it until she took a close look at her cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps!). To learn more about Yana, visit her website.