Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Who doesn't llove a llama??? This new release has quickly become one of my favorites (and I'll bet one of yours too!).

Be Cool Llamas (SD818) comes as a single image...

...but with a little careful snipping, I turned it into three separate images. If you don't like doing stamp surgery, you can also use masking techniques.

For the first card, I created a background using the Dot Matrix stencil from Art Anthology and some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Persian Red) on some orange cardstock. While that dried, I stamped the black and white llamas several times on white cardstock using a grey ink and cut them out using my Brother Scan-N-Cut. I then stamped the "Cool" llama in purple, and then again in black and cut them out. From the black image, I carefully colored and cut the sunglasses and added some craft lacquer to the lens area and let it dry thoroughly.

Once everything was dry, I added embossed panel to the card base, and attached the neutral llamas. I curled their ears forward a bit to give them a little dimension. I added some decorative trim, then placed the colorful llama wearing his sporty sunglasses on the front with dimensional tape.

For the second card, I alternately stamped the black and white llamas around the edge of the card base. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped and embossed the "cool" llama using Nuvo Embossing Powder in Blue Odyssey. Using alcohol markers, I colored in the sunglasses and lenses. I then die cut him out along with a matting panel and attached it to the card with dimensional tape.

These cool guys are so adorable. I can see using them on all kinds of cards and scrapbook layouts.

If you want to add these llovely llamas to your collection, or any of the other fun stamps at Technique Junkies, simply enter the code below at checkout and save 10%.

I hope you found a little inspiration today! I'll see you soon! Be sure you visit us on September 1st when we will have a fun hop full of brand new stamps! In the meantime, stay tuned for the next post by one of our talented Design Team.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Hi there Junkies!  

The cutest (and most fun) Llama on the stamping block is the "Be Cool Llama" from the August 2017 release.  

I had so much fun playing around with this stamp and I'll be using it more in future cards, but for this one, I gave them a party....lots of rainbow colored waterfall dots using "Here We Go Round In Circles" (this set has become one of my favorites).  I did a little masking in order to get the multiple layers from the stamp rather than cut the stamp apart.  

Using my MISTI, I first masked the open line llama with a post-it note while I inked up the solid images with VersaFine Black Ink.  Removing the mask, I stamped the inked images onto a white cs layer.  I continued to repeat this process until I was happy with the depth of the black ink on the solid images.  

On a separate cardstock layer I reversed the process and masked the two solid images then stamped the open line llama image.  I created an image mask for this one with masking paper and cut it out and layed it over the llama while I stamped the rainbow dots with Distress Inks.  Additionally, for more detail I chose some gel pens close to the DI colors and added those.  

I used a border die to cut the solid image and then added a piece of black scrap to accent it.  I then taped that assembled piece to the rainbow piece and used a frame die to cut the entire piece before mounting in on a black cs base layer.  Sharpie pens were used to color the "Be Cool" message.  

It was not a quick and easy card to make, but I so enjoyed the process.  What a fun stamp this is.  

I hope you found some inspiration.  

Technique Junkies has a ton of fabulous stamps to play with....go shopping and use my discount for any stamps you like (Sorry...those from August 2017 Release are not included) for a 10% discount on your entire order of stamps.  

Happy stamping!  

Monday, August 21, 2017

Strong Women

This card uses the August release stamp from Technique Junkies Stamps called Strong Women -  .  I also used two lovely faces from the Technique Junkies set called Beautiful Faces -  .

The faces are colored in with Copic markers.  The verse is heat embossed with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  I sponged in the background.  

The flowery paper is background paper.  

Have a great day and get inky!

Judy Jackson

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cool Cat

I wanted to share this super cool Kitty image with you!!!!
I coloured her in Copic Marker and added a touch of Diamond glaze to her glasses

You can find Do Rag Kitty HERE

The sentiment can be found in the May West Sentiments set

Happy Stamping!

XX's and Oh's


Friday, August 18, 2017

Stencil Printing with Nuvo Mousse and Paste

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Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
Here are the finished cards for the techniques:
Let's Play a Round
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Shine Like Sunbeams
Keep Believing

And here is the video tutorial:

Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
Stencil Printing with Mousse and Paste
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue. See you next week!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amazing grace.

Hello friends! Giovana here today showcasing a couple of sets from the new release August release.

I combined "Coral" and "Amazing grace", this card turned out super prettier, I think my pictures don't do justice, but I have a step by step process on how I did it.

  • Stamp the "Coral" image on a piece of watercolor paper using Versamark Watermark and your MISTI of course.

  • Add Bridal Embossing Tinsel over the image and heat set.

  • Apply Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks over the image.

  • Stamp the Amazing Grace stamp on a piece of clear vellum in StazOn Blue Hawaii ink, 

  • Create a banner from the vellum piece, die-cut a gold border and sew them together on a piece of Gold cardstock.

  • Add front panel to a cream cardstock card base. Embellish with blue and clear rhinestones.

Hope you like it a give it a try. In case you want to get new stamps (not the new release) and other special goodies, use my code to get a 10% off (yay)

Have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Amazing Rainbow

Happy Wednesday Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here today sharing a rainbow of inspiration using the August release stamp, "Amazing Grace #SD776".

The background is created using Distress Dragging from the February 2007 Subscriber pages. Then using my MISTI, I stamped "Amazing Grace" using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder.

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and participating in our monthly challenge over at the Design Team Blog. 

Happy Inking!!